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Aug 17, 2023

Celebrating Children’s Week with commitment to child development

News Speech Therapy

This year’s Children’s Week theme

Northcott’s commitment to development 

At Northcott, we work with children and adults with disability to unlock, discover and unleash their potential, supporting and empowering them to be the best they can be now and in the future. By recognising that each of our customers are unique individuals, we personalise our services to their current and future needs. We also set goals to ensure their development and growth.

Early literacy development

Eva’s therapy plan with Northcott 

Speech therapy for children, like Eva, who communicate verbally involves play-based activities which give preschool and primary school students the opportunity to develop their literacy skills through pre reading and spelling activities.

The fun and safe learning environment created by Northcott therapists gives children the chance to practice identifying sounds and putting them together using language and listening skills during story time and to experience interacting with each other.

Eva’s favourite part of therapy with Laticia is playing games like Connect4 and Jenga, as well as reading story books.

Therapy has helped me with spelling tests and talking to people at school.


Developing confidence

Eva’s mum Natalie has noticed an increase in Eva’s confidence, emotional intelligence and social skills, as a result of accessing speech therapy with Northcott. She says Eva now makes friends more easily and is able to understand her emotions. Laticia’s therapy sessions have helped Eva with early development of speech, reading and spelling, giving her confidence to start school and make new friends.

“Speech therapy is the best thing I’ve ever done for Eva. I would say to other parents to just start, the sooner the better. This has been a long journey for us. But things are so much better. Eva has done so well academically and socially and it’s all because of her therapy,” says Eva’s mum.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

Read more about our commitment to reconciliation

Montrose is now part of Northcott!

Welcome to our new website.

If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.