Services

Children's speech therapy

More information

This service provides speech pathology for pre-school children with speech and language difficulties. Reasons for referral may include:

  • Difficulty/delay in using words or forming sentences
  • Difficulty/delay in understanding the meaning of words and sentences
  • Difficulty/delay in using speech sounds (articulation)
  • Difficulty/delay in learning how to interact with others (the social rules of communications)
  • Problems with voice (ie. husky)
  • Stuttering
  • Difficulties with feeding (i.e. fussy/restrictive eating, difficulties transitioning to solids). Please see our Paediatric Feeding Clinic page for more information..

Therapy is provided to children individually or in small groups

Referral

Parents or carers are able to self-refer a child for assessment.  Referrals are also accepted from any professionals involved with the child (such as a Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Kindergarten Teacher), as long as consent from the parent/carer is obtained.

To refer a child, please complete the following forms, available on this page to download:

Send your completed forms to:

Maroondah Hospital Paediatric Speech Pathology Clinic
8 Grey St, Ringwood East 3135
Or fax to: 9955 1121
Any investigations e.g. hearing assessment should be forwarded with referral.

We are unable to accept referrals for

  • Children who qualify for early intervention services (ECIS / ECEI) or NDIS
  • School aged children
  • Children attending another service

Cost

Community Health Speech Pathology schedule of fees.

Address

8 Grey St Ringwood East 3135

Contact

P: (03) 9871 3599 F: (03) 9955 1121

E: Maroondah.SpeechPathology@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

9am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri

Car Parking
There is no special parking available for the clinic and parking at the hospital is limited. Short term car parking is available in the surrounding streets. At Maroondah Hospital visitor parking is also available in the multideck carpark on the hospital site.