About Us

Good Prospects is an independent speech pathology and psychology practice which is committed to quality, evidence based service with a focus on wellbeing and the communication and cognition skills of children and adults in all their contexts across the lifespan.

 

Our specific vision and mission is to provide these services in areas that need it the most with a focus on client care and advocacy. We tailor our services to each local area individually in recognition of the unique differences across our state. Each location is recognized as being its own unique “village” with its own unique needs and population and we recognize that different services or approaches may be required in each of these village rather than a “one size fits all” approach.

 

We actively embrace multi-culturalism both within our client base and the staff we employ.

 

Specialist Areas include:

 

Speech Pathology

  • Developmental speech and language difficulties incorporating the latest techniques in articulation & language therapy
  • Intervention for non-talking toddlers using parent focused approaches
  • Listening and Comprehension
  • Expressive language and vocabulary development
  • Oral and written literacy skills essential for success with the school curriculum
  • Fluency Intervention including the well researched Lidcombe program
  • Visual communication strategies including alternative and augmentative communication plans
  • Short term prevention programs in schools and pre-schools enabling staff to become more independent at meeting speech, oral language and literacy needs
  • Workshops & positive language development strategies for parents, pre-schools and schools
  • Intervention for children with Disabilities and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Development of pragmatic and social language skills
  • Children and students with an ESL background
  • Behavioural Issues related to speech and language difficulties
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial difficulties
  • Dysphagia or swallowing issues
  • Mealtime management
  • Intervention or Stroke and degenerative disorders

 

Psychology

  • Psychological assessment
  • Disability support
  • Individual, couples and family psychotherapy
  • Child, adolescent, adult and family mental health
  • Suicide prevention

 

Treatment of –

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Co-morbidity (mental illness and substance use)

 

Management of –

  • Complex trauma
  • Grief

 

Clients can self-refer to the practice. A referral from a GP or other specialist is not required.

 

Good Prospects is registered as a Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Provider for those families who have been approved under this plan by their GP to receive a rebate for up to 5, 10 or 20 sessions depending on diagnosis. Only Psychology clients may be eligible for a Medicare Mental Health Care plan from their GP.

 

Please see the Medicare Allied Health brochure for further details.

 

Our practice is registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Please use their access checker at www.ndis.gov.au to see if you may be eligible for this service.