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Speech therapy for children

Help for children with concerns about their speech or language development

There is help for your child if you have any concerns about their speech or language development.

cohealth’s speech therapy for children (0 to school age) offers support and advice around any issues your child may be experiencing with their speech:

  • understanding or using language
  • not babbling different sounds at 12 months
  • not saying any single words by 18 months of age
  • not saying up to 2 words together by 2.5 years of age
  • their speech is difficult to understand at 3 years of age
  • not ordering words in sentences correctly
  • fluency (stuttering)
  • voice problems

We work with children one-on-one sessions, group activities with other children and through visits to Childcare Centres or Kindergartens as needed.

We also educate parents and/or teachers, empowering them to provide ongoing support for children.

What do I need to do?

Families with children aged 0-6 years with concerns (and not eligible for Early Childhood Intervention services/National Disability Insurance Scheme) can contact their preferred cohealth speech therapy service location as listed on this page.

Referrals from Maternal and Child Health Nurses, Kindergarten teacher, GP, etc are welcome. For children who will attend school next year please make sure that referrals for speech therapy and occupational therapy are sent to service access before 30th June. For inquiries about referrals please contact our health and support services team on 03 9448 5521 or at

What will it cost me?

A fee may be payable for this service. Go to our fees page for more information.


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