Speech Pathology

Did you know, Speech Pathology may help with a child’s communication challenges? It can also support feeding difficulties in children such as swallowing.

Speech Pathology services at Aruma

At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), our Speech Pathologists work with children with communication, eating and swallowing difficulties. This includes kids with a developmental delay or disability.

How may speech pathology benefit a child’s communication skills?

There are many ways a child may communicate. Whether through speech, voice, sign language or an assistive device to express language.

Aruma Speech Pathologists can tailor support to your child’s unique needs. This could include help with:

  • Communicating with others
  • Using and understanding words and sentences
  • Improving speech clarity and sound production
  • Listening, understanding, and following directions
  • Learning new ways to communicate, like sign language or using an communication device.

Better communication is not only about words.  It can allow a child to express themselves more effectively, which could reduce frustration, social isolation, and anxiety.  Which in turn may have a positive impact on their social skills and confidence.

How may a speech pathologist help with mealtimes?

Speak to us to find out how we can work with you and your family to try to make mealtimes as enjoyable and safe as possible. Support is customised to suit your child’s needs.

Speech pathologists can work with you on:

  • Coughing, choking, or gagging
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Transitioning from different food textures
  • Fussy or limited eating
  • Infant feeding including bottle feeding and solid foods

Where does Aruma provide Speech Pathology services?

Services for young children

For kids aged up to 9 years, we provide Speech Pathology services in the locations below:

  • Northern NSW: (Ballina, Lismore, Alstonville, and surrounds)
  • New England NSW: (Armidale, Tamworth, Glen Innes, and surrounds)
  • Western NSW: (Forbes, Parkes and surrounds)
  • Brisbane, Qld
  • Melbourne, Vic (including our autism services in Bayswater and Bundoora)

We’re growing our Speech Pathology services in NSW, Qld, and Vic. So, if your location is not listed, call us anyway!

Contact our team today on 1300 538 746 or enquiries@aruma.com.au, to see how we can help!

Services for older children and adults

We can also offer Speech Pathology for children over 9+ years right through to adults in:

  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Brisbane, Qld
  • Melbourne, Vic (including kid’s autism services in Bayswater and Bundoora)

We also offer other disability services across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and the ACT.


NDIS Participants

The NDIS provides funding for Therapy and Clinical Supports.

For children 0-9 they can access the NDIS specialist childhood intervention support, called Early Childhood, Early Intervention (ECEI). Aruma, as a NDIS Early Childhood Partner, are experienced in providing early childhood intervention and can deliver the ECEI approach.

After age 9, your child may qualify for an NDIS package. We are happy to assist you with supporting funding applications for your child.