Early Communication Parent Group

Days:Tuesdays and Thursdays (4 sessions over 2 weeks)
Dates:5th, 7th, 12th and 14th July
Times:9:15 – 10:15am
10:45 – 11:45am
Number of ClientsBetween 3-4 families
Run by:Speech pathologist and allied health assistant
Cost:Between $414 ($103.5 per session) and $552 ($138 per session) depending on numbers.

Can Speak offers short intensive communication groups for families with children who are 0-3 years of age with delayed speech and language.

Each group is run by a qualified speech pathologist and has a maximum of four families.

Both parents/carers are invited to attend the group with their child to learn about how to address the unique needs of their child and equip them with tools and strategies to support their child’s communication development.

Strategies are based on the evidence-based program Hanen It Takes Two to Talk.

Groups are run through school holiday periods with a total of 4 sessions.

Each session is 60 minutes in length and consists of a short presentation from the speech pathologist about the goal of the day, parent discussion and then opportunities for practising the goal during play with your child.

The group cost can be claimed using your NDIS funding package however it is recommended you confirm with your NDIS Local Area Coordinator if your funding will cover group therapy.

A pre-program interview may also be scheduled in the weeks before the course commences to ensure suitability at a cost of $50.