Assessment and treatment sessions for children in your own home.

ABOUT ME...

Charmaine Gibson is a  Perth based speech pathologist and current practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia. She has over 25 years of experience working with children in private, community & hospital settings.

Supporting parents and early childhood educators to promote the best possible speech, language, social and literacy skills in young children from 0-6 years.

ACORN SPEECH PATHOLOGY PROVIDES...

In-home assessment & intervention for children aged 0-6 years in Churchlands and surrounding suburbs focusing on the following areas:

  • Late Talkers and Language Disorders
  • Speech Sound Disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech
  • Early Literacy Development, including phonological awareness

Charmaine is a Hanen member and certified to provide Target Word and It Takes Two to Talk programs. Useful link www.hanen.org .

Contact me for more information or to book a consultation! 

Speech Pathology Services

REFERRALS

Referrals are received from parents, school or childcare teachers, child health nurses, GP's or medical specialists.  A medical referral is not necessary. Charmaine is very happy to address phone or email enquiries (Please go to the contact page for details)  if you would like to discuss any issues or concerns prior to arranging an initial consultation. 

ASSESSMENT

Your first home visit  will consist of an assessment, where Charmaine will take a case history and use a range of standardised and play based techniques to assess your child's speech and language development. Assessment sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes in length. Charmaine will ensure all assessment results are discussed with you and a written report outlining findings and recommendations will be provided. 

THERAPY

Therapy sessions can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes in length depending on your child's age, attention span and your financial capacity. Sessions can be scheduled on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. 

Prior to the commencement of therapy, Charmaine will discuss intervention goals with you, as well as the steps and processes required to ensure therapy success.

CONSULTATION WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS

An important part of your child's speech pathology management is effective communication with other professionals involved in their care. Charmaine is very happy to liaise with these important stakeholders which include GPs, paediatricians, teachers, child care workers and other therapists. 

PRESENTATIONS

Presentations and workshops customized for your needs on a variety of topics. 

Fees

The cost of an initial assessment varies, based on the age of the child and the nature of the problem that they are presenting with.  Subsequent therapy rates also vary, with 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour appointments available.  I am happy to take phone enquiries and give you specific information regarding fees on request.

Rebates

Private Health Insurance

Private Speech Pathology sessions may be rebated through private ancillary health insurance.  Check with your private health insurer to find out if your policy includes cover for Speech Pathology services.

Chronic Disease Management Plan

You may claim a Medicare rebate through the Chronic Disease Management Plan, if you have a valid referral from your GP. The Chronic Disease Management Plan is aimed at children with chronic and complex conditions http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/chronic-disease-management-plan

This initiative provides rebates for up to 5 speech pathology sessions per calendar year.