About our Early Language Groups

The Early Language Group has been created as a result of the increased need for parent training in early language stimulation. It also aims at using the benefits of a group-based intervention, where parents are able to share their experiences and learning with parents of children of similar age and level, as well as gives the children the opportunity to interact with one another during play. 

The group is based around early language stimulation strategies, where 1-2 strategies are introduced each week, discussed in detail with the parents, trialled with the child (while the Speech Pathologist is present to provide support) and developed into a home activity/activities for that week. This format will help the parents become more engaged in their child’s communication and language development.

Who can attend?

Our Early Language Groups are developed for children aged between 18 months to 3 years of age. The groups have been specifically designed to support children with an identified expressive and/or receptive language delay (with and without an underlying diagnosis including mild autism spectrum disorder and mild intellectual disability). It is also expected that children participating in the group are able to sit and play with toys separate from their parents for a short period of time whilst they engage in parent learning time. Above all, it is imperative that parents are able to attend a 1 hour session every week with their child, and be willing to learn a range of language strategies and apply them in the home setting.

How much does it cost?

Upon registering your interest online, or through your therapist (for current clients), you will be provided with information on the specific costs associated with attending the group. Rebates are available for clients with private health insurance and NDIS funding. Please note that payments are upfront and non-refundable. 

Learn more about Early Language Development

Ages and Stages for Speech & Language Development

When to Seek Help

Consult a Speech Pathologist