For Children & Teens

Speech Pathology

We have one goal. To help your little one reach their full potential. Our team at Northside Speech Pathology is dedicated to providing evidence-based interventions that improve the lives of children. Our certified practising therapists are experienced in working with children and young people of all ages, backgrounds, disabilities, and challenges. With our Sydney Clinic, In-Home visits, School visits, and Telehealth sessions available, we provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of each family.

At Northside Speech Pathology, we believe every child has the potential for remarkable change. Let’s create a better future for your little one!

Speech Pathologist with kid
NSP therapist with kid

Improving oral muscle function

Orofacial Myology

Helping children to achieve correct movement and function of the facial muscles to treat issues associated with:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Thumb sucking
  • Poor lip function
  • Tongue thrust
  • Swallowing problems
  • Tongue or lip tie

Understanding & using language to express ideas

Language Therapy

Language therapy can help with:

  • Vocabulary building - including late takers
  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure (syntax)
  • Listening & understanding words and sentences
  • Social language skills (pragmatics)
  • Questions
  • Literacy
NSP therapist with kid
NSP therapist with kid

All children have a voice

Augmentative & Alternate Communication

Providing your children with communication methods that supplement their speech when needed, including low and high tech methods such as sign language, PECS, PODD, ProLoQuo2Go, LAMP Words for Life and many more.

We trial the specific method for your child to enable them to successfully engage with the people around them. We can provide applications for assistive technology funding through the NDIS.

Helping your child pronounce sounds correctly

Speech Articulation Therapy

Therapy for children who have difficulty pronouncing sounds correctly, for example a lisp. This helps children to be understood by the people around them. Early intervention reduces the risk of sound errors impacting reading and writing skills.

We provide therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using the latest evidence based methods.

NSP therapist with kid
NSP therapist with kid

Using words fluently


Evidence based stuttering assessment and Lidcombe Program therapy. Research shows that this is the most effective treatment for children who stutter.

More Than Words

Hanen Parent Training Program

Evidence based program for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The goals of this program include:

  • Improved social communication and back-and-forth interactions.
  • Improved play skills
  • Improved imitation
NSP therapist with parent & kid

What to Expect

Initial Sessions

If required, a comprehensive assessment will be carried out, including discussion and observation of your child while they complete a range of age appropriate tasks. Detailed written report provided approximately 1-2 weeks after initial assessment.

Goal setting

We work together with you and your child to formulate goals that are meaningful, functional and build on your child's strengths.

Therapy Sessions

Sessions include a review of homework and current progress. This is followed by play based therapy tasks that engage your child based on their interests. The end of the session includes a chance for you to provide feedback and discuss tasks to practise with your child during the week. This ensures progress is as fast as possible. Sessions will last for 45 min or 1 hour, depending on your child's needs. Billing and invoicing will be completed on the spot at the end of the session. Card payments accepted at the end of the session.

What to Expect