About North Shore Speech Therapy

Giving children the skills they need to voice their dreams and communicate with confidence

Starting therapy at North Sydney Speech Therapy

Transforming children’s lives for over 20 years

North Shore Speech Therapy gives children the skills they need to communicate with confidence. We know that the skills we give children have a positive impact for their whole life, all founded on the basic human right of being able to communicate, learn and interact.

Putting the fun in functional therapy

Founded by Lauren Reinhardt, our approach is grounded in the latest research and relies on an evidence-base and our sound clinical reasoning. This means we only use strategies that we are confident in; saving you time, effort and money. When we assess your child, we’ll give you a detailed management plan that’s clearly explained along with recommended actions so you can work collaboratively with us, teachers and other support professionals. Our therapy approach is always tailored to your child, their strengths and unique goals, and adapted based on your child’s response.

As well as general speech therapy support for children, we have two specialised clinics:

  • Early talking and feeding clinic (0-3years)
  • School-aged learning and literacy clinic which helps students with diagnosis and treatment of literacy difficulties such as Dyslexia.

We only use strategies we are confident in, saving you time, effort and money. Our approach is tailored to your child, their strengths, and unique goals and adapted based on your child's response

And of course, because we’re working with kids, it’s always fun. We place a big emphasis on ensuring children are enjoying their sessions and use regular goal-setting so kids can see the progress they are making. Our therapy is family-friendly, including telehealth sessions so you can fit your child’s therapy into your busy life and other commitments.

We stay up-to-date with best practice through specialised training, regular professional development and strong relationships with the universities.

We love what we do so much and enjoy giving back to the speech pathology and education professions. We regularly hold workshops in reading, spelling, high school language, ASD, learning difficulties and preschool speech and language. If you have a question we probably have a workshop on it!

We regularly hold workshops in reading, spelling high school language, ASD, learning difficulties, and preschool speech and language

We're proud to have been recognised in the Australian Allied Health Awards:

2019 Paediatric Allied Health Practice
Excellence Award Finalist

2019 Allied Health
Team Culture Award Finalist

Why choose us?

Our team is made up of enthusiastic, dedicated professionals, committed to helping your child achieve their full potential. This is reflected each and every day in our team values:

  • Respect and appreciate: We know that intervention in the early years, particularly 0-5 years, is critical and parents are trusting us with their precious children. We don’t take that trust lightly and do everything we can to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Be clinically excellent: We work with children and their families to find best practice solutions to achieve your goals. We give our therapists the tools and training they need to do their best possible work.
  • Contribute: We look for opportunities to help our clients, each other and our profession. We’re proactive about seeking ways we can help.
  • Be accountable: We take ownership of our decision making, our actions, our results and our process. This means we actively seek and act on your feedback, using it to improve.
  • Be memorable: We bring energy, positivity and fun to all our sessions and interactions. We pay attention to the details and aim to impress.
  • Find a better way: We’re committed to continual improvement, both individually and collectively. We share ideas to improve outcomes and support each other’s development, professionally and personally.

Specialised programs

Our treatment rooms are equipped with the latest resources and assessment tools, to help your child progress in the most effective and engaging way. Our team also has specialised training in dedicated treatment programs including:

  • DIR – Floortime
  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk
  • Hanen More Than Words
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • SOS approach to feeding
  • Using AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
  • SCERTS
  • The Lidcombe Program

We only use strategies we are confident in, saving you time, effort and money. Our approach is tailored to your child, their strengths, and unique goals and adapted based on your child's response

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