Paediatric Speech Pathology Services in Balmain, Sydney

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Kids and Cubs Clinic is a private speech pathology practice located in Balmain, Inner-West Sydney. We provide paediatric speech pathology services to children aged 0 to 16 years for the following concerns:

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Difficulty understanding instructions
  • Using short sentences
  • Late talking
  • Stuttering
  • Language delays
  • Difficulty spelling
  • Lisps
  • Speech sound disorders
  • Difficulty reading
  • Fussy eating
  • Incorrect Grammar

Our Services

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Kids and Cubs Clinic offers speech pathology assessments for children aged 0-16 years old in Sydney Balmain. A speech pathology assessment will investigate any range of concerns regarding your child’s communication and will diagnose any existing communication difficulties. You will be provided with results and outcomes of the assessment as well as a recommended management plan. The length and type of assessment is typically based on your child’s age as well as the skills that are being assessed.


Kids and Cubs Clinic provides targeted, evidence-based and individualised speech pathology intervention. Speech therapy sessions are provided as 30 minute or 60 minute appointments. Therapy is available either in clinic (face-to-face) or via telehealth (videoconferencing).

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Consultation and Training

We also offer consultation and training sessions to parents and educational staff (preschools, schools, or other organisations). Enquire with us today if you are interested in this service.

We provide paediatric speech pathology services for the following:

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Receptive language refers to a child’s ability to understand different words, sentences and instructions. Expressive language refers to a child’s ability to say words, and produce sentences with the correct grammar, meaning and word order. Pragmatic language refers to the social language skills we use in our daily interactions with others.

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Pre-literacy and Literacy

Pre-literacy refers to a group of skills required in order for a child to be ready to read. These skills can include identifying letters and sounds, phonological awareness skills such as syllabification, and awareness of print concepts such as holding a book the right way up.

Literacy refers to the language and decoding skills required for reading, spelling and writing.

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Speech Sounds

Speech sounds refer to a child’s ability to produce the correct sounds in their words. There are different types of speech sound disorders which can affect your child’s speech. These can include but are not limited to lisps, phonological disorders, or Childhood Apraxia of Speech. It is crucial that the type of speech sound disorder is diagnosed correctly in order for treatment to be most effective.

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Stuttering refers to the involuntary repetitions or pauses in speech. Stuttering can present as sound, syllable or whole-word repetitions (e.g. “Can I… can I… can I….?”), and/or pauses with and without audible airflow. These features can also be accompanied by other behaviours such as use of filler words in speech (e.g. “um”), or blinking.

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Your child could have a voice problem if they experience a hoarse, husky or strained voice, or a voice that is too soft to be heard easily.

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Fussy Eating

Fussy eating can present as restricted food preferences. These preferences can affect eating different food groups, tastes, shapes, colours and textures.


At Kids and Cubs Clinic we accept the following funding options:

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  • Self-managed funding
  • Plan-managed funding
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Private Health Insurance
  • Please consult your private health provider to determine eligibility and rebate amounts.
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  • Chronic Disease Management plan (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care plan)
  • Item 135
  • Please discuss Medicare funding options with your GP