Good Speech Therapist in Brisbane????


Good Speech Therapist in Brisbane????

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Does anyone know of a good speechie in Brisbane? We've tried 3 we weren't very happy with and have just started with the 4th. It's a real game of trial and error. Just wish I knew of some that people actually recommend. Our paed has recommended Bronwyn Sutton but we have to wait to see if we're eligible for any funding. I'd greatly appreciate any feedback - goodand bad.
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We've been going to Let's Talk Developmental Hub for speech, OT & physio - they are connected to the Glenleighdon School (for children with communication issues). Very happy with them. Good luck.
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Yes, Bronwyn Sutton. We have done ABA for almost 2 years but still not speech for our DS. Bronwyn got him talking in 4 weeks!!!!!!! She comes to your house for an hour and a half. Our son took to her straight away and we started therapy in the first session. I was always reluctant to try floortime but it worked! I can't say that it will be the same for you but I agree with the intensive nature of her program. The $1800 is the same as 15 therapy sessions. She also visited the kindergarten and gave us heaps of support. I guess you get what you pay for. We tried another therapist before and all our son did was cry. We were just throwing money away. Plus when you do your sums Bronywn ended up being cheaper cause she tells you the cost upfront. Our other therapist charged extra for pecs pictures and reports and etc etc. I don't know how long her waiting list is but I really liked her.
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Thanks for the replies. Lukesmum, what exactly does Bronwyn Sutton do? She seems a bit vague about what she does, like she doesn't want to give anything away. If we're going to spend $1800 and there's no guarantee, I just want a bit more info from her but she won't budge. Is your son autistic or have PDD-NOS? I haven't heard too much about her from other people. I'd really appreciate any insight you could give me. Thanks.
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I don't know how well I can comment on what she does in general. There are a few of us at the ECDP that use Bronywn Sutton and she seems to do diffenent things for each of us. I guess that is what we like, there is not just one type of therpy. What she does is teach the parents. You don't get to sit and watch. But she shows you how to do it and then you do it and she helps you learn. We did a mixture of Floortime, some PROMPT (which is when you touch their face), she fixed up our pecs cause we were doing it the wrong way. I have looked up her website it is www.suttonspeech.com.au. I guess that she has enough experience to know what she is doing. The thing I really liked was that she taught you!! Cause then you can do the "therapy" all day. We do a lot in the car and in the bath. I love floortime, you can do it anywhere. He now really is looking at us and interested in playing with us. He grabs my hand and wants me to play now!!!. Don't be turned off by the price. Work out how long the travel time is (cause she comes to your home) and all teh other "extras" that the other therapists charge. She ended up being much cheaper.

Our son has autistic disorder with dispraxia. He is now using about 60 words and some PECS and his stimming has gone way down.

Good luck, its always a hard decision. The best therapists are usually really busy.

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All I can say to speech pathologists in Brisbane is ARGHHHHHH. We tried the expensive one who claims to specialise in autism but with no success. We then continued on with her until we just found it a waste of money and time. The fact she comes to your home means she charges more for her time but there's no alternative to this as she doesn't have an office. You should charge her for using your home as an office.

We have seen a number of other speech pathologists and they all have the same approach and give very few ideas away each session for me to take away and apply at home. They keep you coming back with the offer of a better idea next time. Next time there's never a better idea.

And some of them claim they charge $60 for a half hour session. If you don't watch the time (and there's never a clock in the office) you'll get charged anything up to $180. This happened to us a few weeks ago. We were told the first visit would cost a little bit more than the follow up visits but not much more. The guy just yapped away and before we knew it - $180 thanks. What the is all I could think. Now we watch the clock and don't let him go off on tangents or tell us about his own kids - we're paying for his yapping.

If you find a decent speech pathologist in Brisbane please post about it.

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Hi,

Does any one know of a good speech therapist and occupational therapist in Brisbane. I'd like some

names if possible and positive experiences. I'm interested in going to their workplaces, not having them come to my home. Also with regard to the occupational therapists, I'm interested in what equipment they have if any. I spoke in pm to someone on here who had a great speech and OT but they were on the Gold Coast and their OT had some cool stuff for the kids to use. I'm interested in positive helpful and professional therapists.

Hopeful for some feedback (even in pm if you wish).

Hugs to all, Anna
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We've had our DS seeing Laura (Speech Pathologist) at Language and Speech for a few months now and we are very happy with her. DS presented with articulation issues on some letter sounds, his own unique brand of disfluency and some comprehension issues. We're actually really pleased with DS's progress on all fronts. Laura is flexible in a session working around mood/meltdown issues so that DS actually makes progress each time. www.languageandspeech.com.au Laura is pretty booked up but she also has another therapist who works with her.



In Brisbane she works out of the rooms at Ready, Set, Go OT. DS sees one of the OTs there and so they communicate between the two therapists and tailor therapy not just to DS but also what is happening in the other's therapy... if that makes sense. We're loving Melinda at Ready, Set, Go too. Interaction we have had with other OTs there, well it seems like they are all pretty good. www.readysetgoot.com.au



May I also add that both Laura and Melinda have listened to me, my concerns and my insight into DS and adjusted things where necessary.



Oh, we got onto them when a friend who takes her son to both recommended them as well. Two happy customers.



I promise, I will master the link thing one day.

Jules



DS 6yrs, Aspergers & Hyperactive
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Hi Jules,

Thanks for posting, this sounds great. Has anyone had any experiences with the therapists at the Mater Hospital? They are on the list I have.

Anna
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lukesmum - 16/08/2010
I don't know how well I can comment on what she does in general. There are a few of us at the ECDP that use Bronywn Sutton and she seems to do diffenent things for each of us. I guess that is what we like, there is not just one type of therpy. What she does is teach the parents. You don't get to sit and watch. But she shows you how to do it and then you do it and she helps you learn. We did a mixture of Floortime, some PROMPT (which is when you touch their face), she fixed up our pecs cause we were doing it the wrong way. I have looked up her website it is www.suttonspeech.com.au. I guess that she has enough experience to know what she is doing. The thing I really liked was that she taught you!! Cause then you can do the "therapy" all day. We do a lot in the car and in the bath. I love floortime, you can do it anywhere. He now really is looking at us and interested in playing with us. He grabs my hand and wants me to play now!!!. Don't be turned off by the price. Work out how long the travel time is (cause she comes to your home) and all teh other "extras" that the other therapists charge. She ended up being much cheaper.

Our son has autistic disorder with dispraxia. He is now using about 60 words and some PECS and his stimming has gone way down.

Good luck, its always a hard decision. The best therapists are usually really busy.


But she is having other speech therapists working for her. So not sure if they are as good.


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