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How can we help?


If you or your child have problems communicating with other people, then we may be able to help you. Speech pathology could improve your quality of life by helping you to communicate better with friends, family and others. At Speechify we see children and adults with communication difficulties associated with:

  • autism spectrum disorder
  • developmental delays
  • learning difficulties
  • brain injury
  • intellectual disability
  • hearing loss
  • cerebral palsy
  • other conditions that affect speech and language
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Why us?


Our Speechify team consists of six vibrant, fun, creative and passionate speech pathologists, a therapy assistant, mentor & group leader, admin support personnel, Chief Happiness Officer and a volunteer.

Our philosophy is based on learning while having fun and connecting with others. At Speechify we work with a person’s interests and strengths in order to help them do the best they can. We believe that it is very important for us to make the process of learning as fun and easy to absorb as possible. Nothing motivates learners as much as fun does because it comes from genuine interest from within instead of pressure from others. Students are much more likely to invest extra time in the learning process if they enjoy it.

Our Speech pathologists have training in the areas of:

  • DIRFloortime®
  • Key Word Signing
  • LAMP Words For Life Language System
  • Westmead Feelings Program
  • Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner)
  • Hanen (It Takes Two To Talk)
  • Hanen (More Than Words)
  • SOS feeding program
  • Sounds-Write
  • Talk for Writing
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)

Together we aim to:

  • Use a family-centered approach. We recognise that families are the experts on their child and work with in partnership with you to help your child reach their goals.
  • Give you the resources and knowledge so that you can help your child build skills and become more independent. We don’t want you to be coming to therapy forever! We aim to give you the tools so that you know exactly what to do, where to go for support, what you can be doing at home, school or out in the community.
  • Develop communication for those clients who are non-verbal or have limited verbal language. We believe in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and the doors it can unlock for those clients who are non-verbal or unintelligible in their speech.
  • Look at the whole picture. “Kids do well if they can” (Ross Greene, Clinical Psychologist). We aim to help children build on skills they are lacking in order to reduce the challenging behaviours they are experiences at home, school and in the community.
  • Support school-leavers in transitioning into life after school. We work closely with job-support. Therapy is provided so that clients can cope with the social, emotional and communication demands of paid employment.
  • Help children interact with their peers through play. We can offer therapy during recess and lunch times at school.
  • Provide evidence based therapy using the latest tools and resources.
  • Our therapists can speak Bengali, Urdu, Nepalese and Cantonese. We have an understanding of bilingualism and language development. Therapy can be conducted in languages mentioned above.
  • When working with children with complex needs, we adopt a transdisciplinary approach at Speechify. We work closely with occupational therapists, psychologists, teachers, tutors, music therapists etc. to gain a complete picture of a child. Collaborative information sharing across disciplines helps us to set functional goals that can be generalised across people, activities and settings.

If you feel we will make a good team, please get in touch via phone or email.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Our Mission


Giving children and adults the skills to be the best that they can.


Our Values


When we know better we do better. Our practice is guided by the following values:

PASSION
We are passionate about we do and what you can achieve so that we can all be the best that we can be.
PROFESSIONALISM
We are honest and do what we say we will do. We have the skills and ability to get the best possible results. We are continually developing our own skills.
PRACTICAL
We work with you to develop real-life, achievable goals.
EMPOWER
We aim to give you the tools so that you know exactly what to do. We want you to be in control.
ENJOYMENT
We believe that therapy should be fun. We are creative and take the time to get to know what you enjoy. When you are having fun, are engaged and motivated, real learning will occur.
FAMILY-CENTRED
We recognise that your family knows you best and we will work with them to help you achieve your goals.
COMMUNICATION
We communicate with you in a way that is meaningful and relevant. Communication on every level is essential.
COLLABORATION
We work closely with other professionals in order to achieve the best outcomes.
COMMITMENT
We are committed in finding solutions. We never say never.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT
We all do well if we can. We start from a place of strength, possibility, and openness. We see behaviour as a means of communication. We help you to learn the necessary skills to overcome difficulties and to meet society’s expectations.

Where do we work?


  • Our office is at 23 Albion St, Harris Park. We are open Monday - Saturday 8am-6pm. We also offer tele-sessions.
  • We also offer therapy at daycare/preschools, schools, homes, work place or out in the community (within 10km of Parramatta), Monday-Friday (travel fee applies).

Kids


At Speechify we will try our best to deliver therapy in a setting that best suits the needs of your child.

  • A range of formal and informal Speech, Language, Communication, Play assessments are provided.
  • We provide individual and small group therapy in our clinic, home, daycare/preschools and schools.
  • We help late talkers build their language skills to express what they want and minimise frustration.
  • We provide teacher support through meetings and emails.
  • We screen students at risk of learning difficulties at school.
  • We provide social skills training for schools and preschools.
  • We provide feeding therapy for problem eaters.
  • We give children the communication skills to support emotional regulation and behaviour challenges.
  • We help children who are non-verbal access AAC systems so that they can have a voice. We teach families and teachers how to make these communication aids and use it as home and school.
  • We teach children how to play with their peers.
  • We help children are having difficulty with reading and writing.
  • We provide training in key word sign to clients and their family members.
  • We offer tele-sessions for families who are unable to attend the clinic.
  • We provide Autism diagnostic assessments.
  • Most importantly we have fun in therapy!
  • We understand that what works one day might not work the next. We are prepared to mix it up and have a Plan B ready.
  • We work with highly reputable psychologists, occupational therapists, music and art therapists. In instances where this might be of benefit, we can invite them in for joint consultations as part of your overall plan.
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Adults


  • We work closely with employers and Job Support agencies, we provide support for school leavers, and those already in the work force.
  • We assist in identifying communication barriers at work and provide therapy to overcome challenges.
  • We help clients identify functional life goals based on their interests, strengths, family, social and employment situation.
  • We aim to empower clients and help with lacking skills so they can experience success in whatever they choose to do.
  • We help clients cope with the social demands of being out in the community. We learn about ‘hidden’ rules and ‘expected’ behaviours. This can be done at the café, shopping, recreational day trips or anywhere the client chooses.
  • We teach adults to use technology available to help them become as independent as possible. For example, learning to use the internet, send text messages and emails, learning to use a diary and reminders to help plan and organise day.
  • We teach adults how to apply what they have learnt at school and in therapy to ‘real life’.
  • Our goal in therapy is for our clients to become as independent as possible, reach their full potential, do what they enjoy as well as have some fun along the way.
  • We work with highly reputable psychologists, occupational therapists, music and art therapists. In instances where this might be of benefit, we can invite them in for joint consultations as part of your overall plan.

Funding


NDIS Providers
Medicare Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start
FaHCSIA Autism Services
Better Start Funded Programs
Medicare Chronic Disease Management (Formerly Enhanced Care Plan - EPC)
Private Health Insurance

Speechify is NOT a registered NDIS provider for Early Intervention. This means that if your child is under 7yrs old, they will need to be self-managed or plan managed to access our services. We are registered NDIS providers for over 7yrs of age. This means you can be NDIS agency-managed to access our services.

Our Team


Carol Burliegh

Carol Burleigh

Principal, Director
Speech Pathologist

Matt Burliegh

Matt Burleigh

Director

Savi Hamal

Savi Hamal

Speech Pathologist

Aylin Huzmeli

Aylin Huzmeli

Speech Pathologist

Vanessa Tran

Vanessa Tran

Speech Pathologist

Shadale Din

Shadale Din

Speech Pathologist

Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Speech Pathologist

Laurence Ye

Christina Ta

Therapy Assistant

Louise McGoogan

Louise McGoogan

Accountant

Rachael Hansen

Rachael Hansen

Office Manager

Cooper Roche

Cooper Roche

Mentor & Group Leader
(Primary School Aged)

Laurence Ye

Laurence Ye

Admin Support

Robbie

Robbie

CHO
(Chief Happiness Officer)

Our Speechify team consists of six vibrant, fun, creative and passionate speech pathologists, a therapy assistant, mentor & group leader, admin support personnel, Chief Happiness Officer and a volunteer.

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Join Our Team


We’re always on the lookout for great therapists to join our team.
Please explore our current vacancies if you are interested in joining our team.

We are Hiring !

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Feedback and Complaints


Speechify is committed to providing clients and their families a high standard of service and ensuring customer satisfaction. We recoginse that complaints and feedback play an essential role in identifying areas of improvement in our service delivery. Your feedback is important to us and we will respond within 48 hours.