Communication covers a wide spectrum of abilities, including: speaking, hearing, listening, understanding, reading, writing, and social skills.
Putney Public School recognises that communication disorders are common, with approximately 20% of Australian children starting school having difficulty with one or more aspect of their communication.
The role of a speech pathologist is to support students with communication impairments. Putney Public School works with Melissa Scalise – Speech Pathology Services in order to provide assessment and therapy to students who may require additional support. The clinician who works at Putney Public School is Madeleine Bromwich.
Madeleine has worked at Putney Public School since 2016. She works closely with classroom teachers and support staff to ensure therapy goals are aligned with the curriculum and, when required, Individual Education Plans (IEPs). She enjoys building relationships with parents and students in order to get the best therapy outcomes, and ensures that therapy goals are functional and are targeted through fun activities or games. She is trained to treat all aspects of communication listed above, but has a particular interest in the areas of language and literacy.
For more information regarding the speech pathology service offered at Putney Public School, please contact our school office to make an appointment with Madeleine.