At Hills District Speech Therapy, we offer our clients the opportunity to attend therapy sessions with another client of a similar age and presentation. This is called paired peer therapy.

Our paired peer therapy sessions are a stepping stone to larger groups (3-6 clients). Your therapist may recommend the client attends a paired peer session/s before moving to a larger group. Skills can be practised and facilitated with more support in a more predictable environment with a suitable peer.

How do Paired Peer Therapy Sessions Work?

Deciding if Peer Therapy is right for you

HDST offers 1:1, peer and group therapy sessions to our clients. You will work closely with the therapist to determine if the client is suitable to attend a peer session based on their goals, behaviour and communication and social skills.

Finding a Suitable Peer

The therapist will communicate with the HDST team to determine if there is a  suitable peer that may also be interested in paired peer therapy. Your therapist will ensure that the clients are matched appropriately, taking into consideration their age, skills and goals, as well as personal and family preferences for session time and duration.

New Clients Interested in Peer Therapy

If the client has not attended therapy or been recently assessed by a speech pathologist, they are required to attend at least a 30 minute screening consultation. This will allow us to determine the client’s abilities and suitability for paired peer therapy sessions.

Commencing Paired Peer Therapy Sessions

Once the client has been paired, sessions are ready to commence! The therapist will conduct sessions on an agreed day and time with both clients and meet with parents/carers at the end of each session to discuss their progress and home practice tasks.

Get in Contact with Us for More Information!

If you are interested in booking yourself or another person for paired peer therapy, please fill in the form below and a member of our intake/adults team will be in contact with you soon! Otherwise, please feel free to send a more detailed enquiry to our email [email protected] or call 9899 7853.

Paired Peer Sessions not right for you? Check out our Group Therapy Options!