Hello! I'm Brent, a Paediatric Speech Pathologist from Melbourne. At SLCN, we provide speech pathology, psychology, behaviour therapy, and counselling assessments and therapy at our clinic in Melbourne, at your child’s home or school, or via telehealth (online).
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When communication, daily living, social, emotional, behavioural, and physical difficulties are present alongside other conditions like autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, or ADHD, then the stress and anxiety can be multiplied.
If you’re on this journey with your child, you may be at the “Where do I start?” point. Maybe you’re further along at the “Where do I go from here?” stage. Or even wondering “What else can I do to help them?”.
My name is Brent Connolly. I am an Australian qualified certified practising speech pathologist. I started Supporting Learning for Children with Needs (SLCN) to help parents find answers to all these questions. I aim to create structure and pathways for families surrounding these uncertainties, and leading out of them.
In the beginning, there will be many unknowns. At SLCN, you can take it one step at a time. This is a one-stop solutions hub designed to help you know where your child is at, what options they have, and what can be expected for their individual circumstances and development. Most importantly, this is where you’ll be able to find straightforward, sequential, and actionable steps to get there - personalised to your child’s specific needs and personality, and customised to how your family lives and plays.
As soon as you have an inkling that something is not “right”, assessments and diagnostics should be your first stop. You may have been referred here by a teacher, GP, or even a fellow parent with previous experience. The reason your child needs an assessment is to benchmark ability and potential. From there, we’ll have a better idea of where they might be lacking, and how big the gap is.
Contact us by phone, email, text message, or book online.
We find a date that suits and confirm the appointment
Complete forms to provide information about your child’s development.
Meet with a therapist to discuss your child’s development and goals and make a therapy plan and service agreement.
Book ongoing therapy appointments to support your child’s development.
You pay at the end of the appointment and an invoice will be sent to you via email.
Each child is a unique individual with different strengths, and different areas they need to improve on. There is no one-size-fits-all program. At SLCN we personalise therapy for you and your child and make a plan to achieve their goals.
As a parent, you might be the person that spends the most time with your child. You know them inside out. You are invested in their future and will go that extra mile to ensure they bloom into the best versions of themselves they can be...