Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy

Little Ears and Little Speech has the unique ability to combine the expertise of audiologists and speech pathologists to develop an individualised programme focusing on your child’s needs.

If your child has been diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder, auditory processing therapy can assist your child to:

  • become a better listener
  • to hear differences between similar sounds
  • to remember longer instructions
  • to learn stronger language skills
  • to hear in the presence of background noise
  • to become more confident in letting others know when they need help

Therapy & Associated Fees

Following your child’s auditory processing assessment, his/her results will be discussed at our Auditory Processing Therapy intake meeting. An individually tailored therapy program will be developed. Further assessments may be suggested. The length of therapy is dependent on your child’s presenting difficulties, auditory weaknesses and language profile. A member of our team will contact you to discuss your child’s recommended therapy plan and associated costs. We understand that therapy needs to be manageable within your family’s individual circumstance.

To achieve optimal results our team may recommend a visit to your child’s school. This assists in maximising opportunities to support their skill development in the school environment and ensures that their education team are supported. However, we strongly believe that therapy sessions conducted with parents are most beneficial in achieving long term outcomes. Parents/carers are the agents of change, and by joining in on therapy sessions you gain a much stronger understanding of how to implement strategies into your daily life.

Homework exercises are provided for further training and to consolidate new skills. Questionnaires are used pre- and post-training to gauge the progress of your child at school and at home.

Funding / Rebates

Medicare: Children diagnosed with an Auditory Processing Disorder may be able to access a Medicare Management Plan via their GP (Chronic Disease Management Plan, previously referred to as the Enhanced Primary Health Care Plan). This plan provides up to 5 allied health sessions per calendar year. Please take a copy of your child’s report to your GP for their consideration.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Little Ears /Little Speech is a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Our fees for NDIS eligible participants are set under the scheme. Please see http://www.ndis.gov.au for further information. Prior to your first therapy appointment please contact our Practice Manager Laura Size on 8120 2100 to discuss your child’s NDIS plan to ensure we have access to the required supports.

Private Health: Depending on your child’s therapy plan, should speech pathology be included you may be able to access a rebate for these appointments under you private health fund. Please contact your provider to obtain information related to your individual circumstances prior to attending your first appointment.

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  • Monday – Friday
    8:30am – 5pm
     
  • Saturday (Dulwich only)
    8:30am – 1pm
     
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Colonel Light Gardens

24 The Strand
Colonel Light Gardens 5041

Dulwich

63 Dulwich Avenue
Dulwich 5065

Salisbury

2 Ann Street
Salisbury 5108

Western Hospital

168 Cudmore Terrace
Henley Beach 5022

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COVID-19 Update

At All Ears & Speech our priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our team and valued clients. We understand the significant impact the Coronavirus is having on everyone and that this is one of the biggest challenges we have all faced. We are in this together and our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your families during this time.

Whilst our practice activities have slowed significantly, our team remains able to assist you with your hearing and speech healthcare. We have reduced our clinical hours, further strengthened our already exemplary hygiene practices and our Speech Pathologists are now primarily providing services online using TeleHealth. 

From the 1st April 2020, we have put the following additional safeguards in place to ensure everyone’s well-being and that our business can continue to look after you and your family.

  • Our administration team will work remotely during the day and attend clinic outside normal clinic hours. This is to minimise contact between clinicians, clients and our admin team. Should at any stage someone be exposed to Coronavirus our risk of transmitting the infection to others is significantly reduced. Kindly leave a message on our answering machine and rest assured we will return your call as soon as possible

  • For NEW CLIENTS – we are here to help and answer any questions you may have regarding your hearing, your child’s hearing or your child’s speech and language development. We can offer initial consults over the phone or via TeleHealth (videoconferencing) to assist. We can then determine whether we need to see you in person urgently or whether we can provide you with services via TeleHealth or other resources to help you in the interim. Again, please leave a message on our answering machine or email us on reception@allearsandspeech.com.au and we will get back to you asap.

  • For clients with URGENT REFERRALS from Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists or other medical practitioners we will see you should you pass our COVID19 questionnaire. As per government regulations we will not see anyone who has: 

    1. travelled interstate or overseas without self-isolating for 14 days

    2. anyone unwell (fever, sore throat, respiratory difficulties)

    3. anyone who has been in contact with someone who has travelled or who may have been exposed to COVID19

We will be offering complimentary online resources and short videos to improve children’s listening, learning, speech and language development during this time. 

For our adult clients we will be providing auditory training resources to make the most of your devices, and lots of information about hearing loss and the various technologies available. Our team are excited to be updating and sharing these resources with you. As always, any feedback, or suggestions on topics that you would like covered will be warmly received.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our clients for your emails, phone calls and supportive comments during this time. These have been so encouraging and brightened our day. Our clients will continue to remain our priority and we can not thank you enough for choosing us as your service provider. 

On behalf of the team at All Ears & Speech please stay safe and healthy.

Nicole Eglinton

Proud Director of the best team of Audiologists & Speech Pathologist in SA