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Orton-Gillingham Literacy & Dyslexia Training

Speech Pathology Tasmania’s Master Trainer Linda McKillop delivers this valuable training for teachers, teacher assistants and parents in the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham model.

This model is for working with students with dyslexia and other reading and writing challenges.

This  valuable training is in high demand interstate.

Speech Pathology Tasmania is pleased to partner with Orton-Gillingham Language Approach to deliver the course to Tasmanian parents and educators.

New dates for Hobart and Launceston in 2024 for Basic training now confirmed. New date for Term 4, 2023 for Advanced Morphology training coming soon!

More information about the course and details of upcoming training events are HERE.

Bush Adventure Therapy Program 2023

After successful programs since 2021, Speech Pathology Tasmania and Adventure Works Australia are now looking to offer the Bush Adventure Therapy Program again in 2024.

The Bush Adventure Therapy Program (BATP) involves a short series of outdoor activity days for young people aged 10-24, with social communication goals. 

The goal is to create opportunity for social engagement in a supported environment that serves each participant’s individual goals.

We are now taking expressions of interest for this program.

Read more HERE.

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Circle Of Security Parent DVD Program®

Supporting the relational base of language and social skills. Research confirms that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively.

Speech Pathology Tasmania is proud to offer the Circle of Security Parent DVD Program® to parents, grandparents, parents-to-be, or carers who would like to join us. Our next program starts October 16, 2023. More information here.

Our many thanks for the dedicated work of Circle of Security International.

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.

Voice Care Essentials

Voice Care Essentials is a four-hour online program run over two evenings, focusing on the foundations of a healthy voice. The course is a practical introduction to voice care, hosted by our own Mariam Seeney.

Anyone whose work places demands on their voice, or who has experienced loss of voice or vocal fatigue will benefit from this interactive small group workshop.

More information about these valuable interactive webinars can be found here.

If you’d like to be notified of upcoming voice care workshops, we’re taking expressions of interest here.

 

We are excited to announce the launch of our new resource website, Figure of Speech Resources. Head over to the website by clicking the image to the left, or visiting www.figureofspeechresources.com to see what’s available right now. We’ll be adding more resources to this site as they become available, as well as making it the place to go for upcoming programs.

Be sure to bookmark the page so you can come back to it from time to time, and keep up to date on new programs and offerings.

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.

You can read more about who we are and our approach here: SPT Vision Mission & Values Statement

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.

Exciting opportunities for

experienced speech pathologists… 

Tasmania, you little beauty!

We seek the colleagueship of experienced speech pathologists to help us deliver language, literacy and social communication goals to fellow Tasmanians.

Positive communication and relationship are the fruitful enablers of pro-social, adaptive living – and speech pathologists know how to deliver this enablement.

Successful applicants will join the team at Speech Pathology Tasmania. The caseload is varied, though primarily paediatric; and mostly connected to young people with disabilities and their families as well as adults.

Both full-time and flexible part-time working options are available.

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 – as well as mentorship well beyond the shores of our beautiful isle.

For enquiries and applications, more information is HERE, and reach out to the SPT team via our contact page.

Acknowledgement of Country

Speech Pathology Tasmania acknowledges the traditional owners of country and their continuing connection to land, sea and community throughout lutruwita (Tasmania) and Australia. We give our respect to the muwinina people upon whose land our offices stand.