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WNSW Speech Pathology program

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, across Western NSW.

Speech and language difficulties can include difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills and voice.

What is the WNSW PHN Speech Pathology program?

Children with a language impairment struggle to make and keep friends, regulate their behaviour and negotiate new experiences. They face poorer educational, employment and mental health outcomes and are more likely to engage in anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.

Our focus is on a capacity-building model that supports communication, coupled with language and learning across curriculum areas to ensure that all students can take part in meaningful education and reach their potential. 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.

Our speech pathologists can support children with:

  • Speech
  • Listening

  • Understanding language

  • Talking in sentences

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Social skills

  • Using voice

How do I access the WNSW PHN Speech Pathology program?

This program is offered to preschool aged children aged 0-5, (with places available for school aged children in some towns). It's currently available within the following 15 towns in Western NSW:

  • Coolah
  • Coonamble

  • Cowra

  • Dunedoo

  • Gilgandra

  • Grenfell

  • Gulargambone

  • Gulgong

  • Mendooran

  • Narromine

  • Nyngan

  • Quandialla

  • Trangie

  • Warren
  • Wellington

Our speech pathologists work with children and their families at their usual preschool, daycare centre, community centre or school. To refer into the program, families can speak to the speech pathologist directly at any of the services we visit, to ask about making a referral.

Alternatively, families can contact our NDIS admin team to enquire or make a referral over the phone via the details below.

More information

This service is supported by funding from the Western NSW PHN through the Australian Government's PHN program. 

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