Is your speech interfering with your communication impact?
Has someone commented that you sound childish or immature?
Do you feel that your speech differences influence your work or social life?
As speech pathologists, we follow the principles of motor learning to assess and work with adults who have difficulties with particular speech sounds.
Common speech sound difficulties may include:
s, z, ch sh, r, & l.
Do not worry if your target sound is not listed, our team are qualified to work on all sounds within the English language.
Your lisp and speech sound assessment is the first crucial step in addressing your concerns. Our Speech Pathologists will look at your speech sounds, as well as voice and social communication impacts or concerns. So whether you are based in Melbourne, or need online sessions, our services are for you.
We know that it may not be realistic to take time out of your workday to visit us on Collins St, so we also conveniently provide sessions online to ensure that you can undertake sessions at a suitable time. There is no difference between face to face and online services, so you can be assured that you will receive a quality service with either pathway.
We moved to our virtual clinic on Monday the 16th of March, 2020, until further notice.
As such, our team will deliver your appointment online.
Each of us, yourself included, are crossing paths with vulnerable citizens of our communities. At Voice Science, we do not want to fail to react & respond to this critical phase.
Our virtual clinic has been running for 6 years alongside our Collins St site. We have served every continent other than Antartica & Africa! The gear and tech needs no dress rehearsal, all we need is your ongoing trust & faith in our high quality service as always. We will however reach out to you personally, with a video tutorial to orientate you fully for your coming sessions.
My team is valuable and I’ve always wanted a safe and beautiful environment at Voice Science for them, and all of you.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
DIAGNOSTIC LISP / SPEECH SOUND ASSESSMENTThe first step to clear speech
About the Program
Every Assessment includes:
+ Case history interview to determine the history of your speaking and pronunciation concerns
+ Assessment into core communication environments impacted
+ Careful consideration of your current communication needs, workplace setting, career aspirations, areas of concern.
+ A full diagnostic report with comprehensive treatment plan
+ Correspondence with your General Practitioner – if desired.
Please allow 45 minutes for this session
If you have questions about this service, please contact our helpful reception team.
Book Your Appointment
The first appointment to book is Your Diagnostic Lisp / Speech Assessment
Click the button below to select a time for your first appointment. This will take you to our online booking site.
What happens after the assessment?Choose your Program for Lisp or Speech Impediment Treatment
While removing a lisp or fixing a speech distortion is a challenging task that will require lots of practice, we will assist you in developing a strategic plan to build your understanding of the target sound as well as increase your speech accuracy. Our online learning management system, Cadenza, will ensure that you have the resources to implement a successful home practice routine.
INDIVIDUAL SPEECH PATHOLOGY SESSIONSSession by session
About the Program
+ Solo sessions
This is a good option if you are on a Medicare CDM Plan or intend to use Private Health to cover your sessions.
SILVER LISP / SPEECH THERAPY PROGRAMEnhance your Clarity
About the Program
+ In clinic or online
+ Medicare and private health rebates available
+ Solo sessions
+ 5 weeks Introductory offer to Cadenza™ – our separate practise product
Our SILVER PROGRAM will take you on a firm & fun adventure into Stuttering therapy and integrate your daily practise in our membership practise suite.
YOU WILL RECEIVE RESOURCES FOR
✪ Pronunciation strategies
✪ Transfer drills and activities
✪ Practise tools like habit trackers, goal writers and self rating tools to get your techniques sticking hard
Pay in full or pay in 2 instalments online
- Training in production of the sound(s) you wish to correct. Your clinician will show you how to create the sound mechanically and adjust instructions according to features of your mouth cavity and tongue position/length or manoeuvrability
- Auditory training
- Industry-specific vocabulary training, industry-related words and words you often use to ensure that clinic goals for sound correction may be achieved in daily speech patterns after regular drill and practice.
- Speech Fluency techniques if required: the catalyst to convincing and fluent speech
- Developing a daily practice routine to stabilise, consolidate and maintain accurate production of your target sound(s).
- If required, your clinician may also further custom the package to address other areas of need identified in the assessment session such as voice optimisation, communication strategies or communication participation strategies.
If you choose a Lisp- Speech Impediment Treatment program, you will receive 5 weeks access to Cadenza™– an interface to support your home practise of pronunciation goals. You are welcome to extend your access to stay integrated with your learning materials and keep pushing those communication goals forward once your initial subscription is complete. If you wish to extend your access beyond the time frames of your program you can purchase a monthly subscription. Many clients remain on this interface long after their sessions because communication change is a long process that needs lots of daily attention!