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Introducing the SPT Interactive Channel

Phonemic Awareness Through Song

By popular demand, we are excited to let you know that our SPT interactive Channel will be back this term!

Beck loved singing and dancing her way through phonemic awareness with last term’s amazing participants and would love to offer some more!

Two groups are on offer starting in Nov : Tuesday afternoons for 7-9 yr olds; and Mon mornings for pre-schoolers and kindergartners.

More information HERE.

Many more of these beautiful groups will be running. Please let us know via the Contact page if you’d like to be notified of future offerings.

Circle of Security Parent DVD Program®

Kindly and powerfully building the skills for creating security, wholeness, trust and shared delight in the parent-child relationship. Rosie Martin is offering the wonderful Circle of Security on the SPT Interactive Channel.

It’s for parents. And grandparents. And parents-to-be. Supporting the Relational Base of Language and Social Skills

More information HERE.

Convenient evening and early-morning groups – while the children might be sleeping. Stay tuned. This beautiful work is becoming a regular offering.

My Book About Coronavirus

Our Rosie has been busy! (What’s new, right?)

She has used her amazing experience, and energy, and deep understanding of connection to write this book: “My Book About Coronavirus”. Together with KB Song, who beautifully illustrates, they gently but purposefully address many of the complexities of living together, today, in our world of coronavirus pandemic.

As a speech pathologist, Rosie has deliberately and inclusively written with her younger clients in mind. That being said, “My Book About Coronavirus” isn’t just for clients, or even young children. Understanding how the virus spreads and how we can stop it from spreading, working and learning from home, physical distancing, connecting with friends and family, being kind and being calm are some of the lessons we can ALL learn from this book.


“I can try to be as kind as I can”

Our response to COVID19 & coronavirus

Hello friends,

Like so many of you, we are proud to do our part in the global response to COVID19. And like so many of you we are now thinking seriously about what ‘return’ means – and what steps it involves.

Please check-in here to see how we can still serve you and what our team are now doing.

This is a time for all of humanity to work together and help each other. Thank you for helping us respond as best we can. If you have suggestions for us, please reach out via our contact page.

The SPT team.

To experienced speech pathologists…

We are hiring in both southern & northern Tasmania

Full-time and flexible part-time working options are available.

We seek the colleagueship of an experienced speech pathologist (or two) – either part-time or full-time. The caseload is varied, though primarily paediatric; and mostly connected to young people with disabilities and their families. The position(s) we offer include the excellent mentorship and colleagueship of the extended team of speech pathologists in the south and north of Tasmania – and beyond.

Reach out to Rosie via the contact page on our website.

Your therapists

Your therapists at SPT are experienced, kind and fun. They are warmly connected to their clients and to each other. They are professional. They value the excellence of the speech pathology profession. All SPT therapists keep-up their professional education. All are regularly mentored. Each therapist has areas of particular professional skill. They share their knowledge. They assist each other’s clients. SPT has expertise in every area of speech therapy: speech, language, literacy, stuttering, voice, changing accents, communicating socially, and play.

How we can help

We can help by listening to your concerns for yourself or your child. This will give us information about the communication skills that will help you best.  We can match you with a therapist who has the skills to meet your needs. SPT has clinics in Hobart, Huonville, Launceston, Queenstown, and across the North-West coast including Smithton. We individually tailor therapy to suit you. This might mean going to where you are. It might mean crafting the best package to meet your budget. It always means giving you highly-skilled assessment and therapy advice.

Why we serve

The team at SPT is motivated by the worth of every human being. We understand that people are resilient. And we understand that they can also be fragile. Every person deserves attention and care. Especially when it comes to communication. Communication connects us to others. We use communication to share ideas and desires, dreams and memories. Connection and sharing are the essence of living. We want communication to be available to all people. And we know how to make that happen.

The SPT Story

Speech Pathology Tasmania began from love of the nurture of children and family life. Back in 1996 our founder, Rosie Martin, had two small people of her own and desire to work flexibly enough to serve their needs – as well as to serve the communication needs of other children. This flexibility, love, and nurture of family, became the values base of SPT. These, together with professionalism and excellence, underpin all SPT activity and interactions. Across the years SPT has been privileged to have many excellent speech pathologists and support staff in its teams. This has all led to a harmonious practice filled with experience, knowledge and gratitude for our clients and our working lives.