Early-intervention for communication difficulties is important because young children have developing brains. This means that getting support early, is one way to minimise the impacts of speech and language difficulties long term.
Through the Western NSW (WNSW) PHN Speech Pathology program, we provide 10 speech pathology visits per year, to support children with speech and language difficulties.
Who is the WNSW Speech Pathology program for?
This program is available for preschool aged children (0-5), with some spots available for older school aged children in some towns.
We focus on a capacity-building model that supports communication, coupled with language and learning across curriculum areas to ensure that all children can take part in meaningful education and reach their potential.
Our speech pathologists can support children with:
- Understanding language
- Talking in sentences
- Social skills
- Using voice
Through the consistency and range of services we provide, we can help navigate the referral pathways available to communities and families to support children holistically.
How do I refer into the program?
Our speech pathologists work with children and their families at their usual preschool, daycare centre, community centre or school.
Currently the program is only available in:
This service is supported by funding from the Western NSW PHN as part of the Australian Government’s PHN program.
Page last updated: 21 November 2023