Tiny Tots Speech Pathology

Supporting your child to maximise their potential!
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How Tiny Tots Speech Pathology can help

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology supports children aged 0-6 years to develop their communication and feeding skills through enjoyable, evidence-based therapy.

About Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide

A Mobile Service

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology specialises in supporting children aged 0-6 years to develop their feeding and communication skills. Our mission is to empower young children to be competent eaters and effective communicators, maximising their potential in life.

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology is a mobile service based in the southern suburbs of Adelaide and offers appointments at a location of your choice, including at home, childcare or kindergarten.

Family-Centred Practice

At Tiny Tots Speech Pathology, we know that every child is unique and so therapy sessions are tailored to meet the needs of your child. We take a family-centred approach, recognising that parents and carers are the experts when it comes to their children. Therefore, we work on the goals that matter the most to you and your child and understand the importance of building good rapport in order to see the best outcomes.

Since research shows that children learn best through play, Tiny Tots Speech Pathology makes therapy sessions fun and enjoyable. We provide evidence-based practice and keep up to date with the latest Speech Pathology research.

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide therapy children communication feeding skills
Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide therapy children communication feeding skills

Our Staff

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology is managed by Senior Speech Pathologist, Kendal Hyland. Kendal completed the Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University, graduating in the top 15% of all university graduates world-wide. She is registered with Speech Pathology Australia as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and undertakes regular professional development to maintain this status.

Kendal has worked for both government and not-for-profit organisations in South Australia and Queensland. She has clinical expertise in the areas of complex mealtime management and early speech and language intervention, for children from birth to 6 years of age.

Having worked in the disability sector, Kendal has experience working with children with medical and learning diagnoses including Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, Gastrostomy Tubes, Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Strengths – Based Support

Kendal believes in empowering parents to support their child by equipping them with the strategies to improve their child’s communication and feeding skills. She takes a holistic, family-centered and strengths-based approach to therapy by recognising each child’s strengths and building on their existing skills.

Kendal believes that every child has the right to a voice and the opportunity to fulfil their potential in life. She is motivated to see her clients achieve their communication and feeding goals and enjoys celebrating their successes!

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology offers therapy services at a location of your choice. There are many benefits of in-home therapy for your family including:

Saving your time and money travelling to and from appointments

A familiar environment for your child, which facilities learning and positive therapy outcomes

The opportunity to more easily involve all family members in therapy sessions

The option to use your child’s toys in therapy sessions, reducing your need to buy additional resources

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide therapy children communication feeding skills
Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide therapy children communication feeding skills
Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide therapy children communication feeding skills

FAQs

Should I wait to see if my child’s feeding / communication improves before booking a Speech Pathology appointment?

It is recommended to seek assistance as soon as possible, as early intervention can contribute to better outcomes for your child. We will assess your child’s skills and advise whether your child will benefit from Speech Pathology. 

How long will my child need therapy for?
Every child is different, and the duration of therapy depends on your child’s individual needs and the time it takes for them to achieve their goals.
How do I find out if my child is eligible for a rebate through Medicare for Speech Pathology sessions?

Visit your GP and discuss your child’s needs and whether they are eligible for the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Program, which entitles them to a rebate for five Speech Pathology sessions. Your child does not need to have a chronic illness to be eligible but must have a need for Speech Pathology support. See the document Speech Pathology and the CDM Program for information that may assist your GP in determining your child’s eligibility. You can also assist your GP by providing them with the Referral form for the CMD Program.

Does my child need a referral to access Speech Pathology services?
A referral is helpful but not necessary. If you are concerned about your child’s communication and/or feeding you can contact us directly and book an appointment without a referral.
Can my child’s sibling/s be present for Speech Pathology sessions at home?
Yes. Siblings are welcome to be involved in therapy sessions as much or as little as you would like.
Can I claim Speech Pathology on my private health insurance?
You will need to check with your insurance company to see whether Speech Pathology is included in your package. If it is, you will be able to claim the amount that you are eligible for. However, please note that you cannot make claims through both Medicare and your private health insurer for the same appointment.

Contact Us

Please contact Tiny Tots Speech Pathology for a free 15 minute, no-obligation, phone consultation to discuss your child’s needs.

Contact Us

If you are a passionate Speech Pathologist and would like to join our team, please send your resume to admin@tinytotsspeechpathology.com.au

Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide therapy children communication feeding skills
Tiny Tots Speech Pathology Adelaide therapy children communication feeding skills