Speech pathology

Helping people with speech, language and communication difficulties

Our Speech Pathologist helps children and adolescents manage a wide range of communication, speech and language difficulties in a fun and engaging environment and has a special interest working with pre-school and school-aged children. Our clinic is open to the public and no referrals are required.

YOUR SPEECH PATHOLOGIST KERRIDYN RIDING

Kerridyn is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and uses her vast experience in community health, private practice and schools to help children with speech, language and communication difficulties. She has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as those with literacy development issues. She is widely regarded in the local community and has a natural ability for building rapport with her clients and their families.

Kerridyn Riding Speech Pathologist

Our Speech Pathologist can help you with:

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Speech, language and communication

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Stuttering or fluency issues

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Literacy skills

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Swallowing or feeding

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Voice disorders

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Language development

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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Speech sounds errors

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No referrals required

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Open to the public

What we do

Our Speech Pathologist Kerridyn Riding assesses and treats a wide range of speech and language disorders in children from 18 months to 18 years. She works closely with parents in establishing and prioritising the needs of their child, and can help people across a wide range of concerns including early language developmental delays, late talkers, speech sound errors, early stutterers, literacy difficulties, poor social communication, learning disabilities, Autism, English as a second language and more.

Early language development

We offer the latest evidence-based interventions for young children who are late talkers or developmentally delayed. Our speech pathologist works with parents and carers to further support their child’s communication development at home and can also work with schools to support young children in their learning. We are a Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start registered provider and a Key Word Sign educator.

Improve social communication

Helping children and adolescents who have difficulty using and understanding inferencing, figurative language, social conventions, linguistic politeness, social rules and using language for different purposes.

What to expect on your first visit

During your initial consultation, our speech pathologist will ask a series of questions to gain an understanding of your child’s current communication skills and will assess your child’s speech and language ability to establish their level of development in relation to their peers. Upon completion of a full background case history and in-session assessment/s, Kerridyn will discuss the results with you and collaborate to establish the initial goals you want to set for your child. Together you will discuss the plan for intervention and the exercises that are required to be completed at home between therapy sessions.

Consultation fees

Type Initial Standard
Standard $120 $80
Concession card holder $96 $64
Chronic disease management* $80 $80

* Medicare rebates may be available - please enquire within. HICAPS terminals for instant private health insurance rebates.

Public Transport

Tram

The tram, G:Link, has two stops on campus. The G:Link line begins at the Gold Coast University Hospital, travels south through Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, and terminates at Pacific Fair shopping centre. See the G:Link website for details on stations, tickets and times.

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Bus and train

You can catch the bus to our Gold Coast campus from a variety of locations, including nearby train stations at Helensvale, Nerang and Robina. There are also a number of bus routes that connect to the tram.

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Where to find us

Level 4, Griffith Health Centre (G40), Gold Coast campus, Cnr Parklands Drive and Olsen Avenue, Southport QLD 4215

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Parking Options

On-campus parking

Parking is available in our multi-storey car park for $6 a day. You can also purchase a permit for our general parking. Limited two-hour metered parking is also available. See our visitor parking map or permit parking map for locations.

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Off-campus parking

  • Southport Sharks Football Club for $5 a day
  • Church of Christ car park for $4 a day
  • University Hospital car park for $16 a day

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