When changing habits practice makes perfect

Speech Pathology can improve your pronunciation, irrespective of the cause

A recipe for success in therapy: Fun

A recipe for success in therapy: Family Involvement

Acccurate diagnosis is key

A thorough assessment is critical for a clear diagnosis

Computer Apps can help with practice

Orofacial Myofunctional Practice can enhance facial aesthetics

Orofacial Myofunctional Practice can help you change oral habits

Speech Pathology can help you to overcome your communication challenges

Orofacial Myofunctional Practice modifies swallowing, chewing and breathing habits

Well Spoken: Speech Pathology and Orofacial Myofunctional Practice

Well Spoken Speech Pathology and Orofacial Myofunctional services in Kingston, Canberra, Australia, are committed to providing best practice assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients of all ages.  Patients are referred by ENT Specialists, Paediatricians, GPs, Orthodontists, Dentists, Osteopaths and Allied Health Professionals. There are many reasons you may have concerns, here are some of the things that people seek help for:

  • “my daughter is 2 and still not talking, not like her sister did”
  • “since the operation it sounds like he’s talking out of his nose”
  • “I think my child has a tongue tie”
  • “my daughter has not been able to talk for 17 days, only whisper”
  • “I can understand my 4 year son, but no-one else can”
  • “the doctor said he would grow out of the stuttering but that was 6 months ago, nothing has changed”
  • “my voice cuts out in the middle of talking”
  • “my child is stuttering”
  • “people are always asking me to repeat myself”
  • “my child still has a bottle at night, he’s 4”
  • “I can not understand my child”
  • “she is a really noisy messy eater”
  • “my father lost his job and has started stuttering”
  • “I can’t control how fast I talk when I’m nervous”
  • “I would like to be able to speak more clearly at work”
  • “I can’t make my voice louder”
  • “my baby is not feeding properly”
  • “the doctor said I need to see you but I don’t understand why”
  • “we’ve tried many things to help our son stop thumb sucking, nothing works and it is ruining his teeth”

If you wish to discuss this further, please call or email Sharon.

At Well Spoken, you can also access:

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Your first appointment will be an Initial Consultation assessment.

Initial Consultation / Assessment

Once you have made an appointment at Well Spoken, you will attend a 90-minute Initial Consultation and Assessment session, that allows detailed exploration of the difficulties you are experiencing. Therapy sessions may or may not be recommended based on the outcome of the assessment.

Treatment

Sessions are usually 30 minutes and may commence weekly until you can be independent with your program. Treatment outcomes and success are influenced by a number of things:

    

  • Your readiness and motivation to participate, including diligent home practice
  • Effective consistent home practice “practice makes perfect”
  • The way you practice, determines your progress
  • Short frequent practices are more effective than infrequent, long practice
  • Practice makes perfect and perfect practice is key, you need to do it properly
  • Motivated patient and family
  • How quickly you become independent with your practice
  • Well tailored individual program
  • Some skills require practice over long periods of time
  • Support from other involved health professionals and your referring doctor
  • “Chip Away, a Little Everyday, Remember that Rome, was not built in a day”

Remember, the brain takes time to adapt, learn and master new skills to the point where they have become automatic or natural, particularly when changing skills; like speaking and eating, which normally we do without thinking! A good way to think about therapy is to understand the process of time and practice required to learn new skills. e.g. how does a gymnast, a musician, a dancer or an athlete learn new skills that eventually become fluid and natural?

Well Spoken offers Speech Pathology skills in the management of: Voice, Fluency, Articulation, Hearing Impairment, Early Language Delays ….and more

Well Spoken offers Orofacial Myofunctional expertise: re-programming muscles of the face mouth and throat, correction of oral habits, swallowing, chewing, breathing & speaking, tongue tie….and more.

About Well Spoken About Sharon Moore Make an appointment Contact

Sharon Moore Speech Pathologist has 30 years of clinical experience as a Speech Pathologist in Australia and overseas