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Gisborne and Macedon Ranges

Speech Therapy

Our qualified Speech Pathologist has specialised experience in paediatric speech therapy for children aged 2-12 years. She can support your child through treatment of speech, language, dyslexia, stuttering, reading and spelling challenges.

Kinder and school screening is also available.

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Appointments are available over phone or video.

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Advice for Parents

Children's Speech Milestones

Parents should expect their preschoolers to meet the following milestones:

By 2 years, the average child will be able to:

  • Say at least 50 words
  • By 2 ½ will start linking words together
  • Be understood by their parents at least 50% of the time

By 3 years, the average child will be able to:

  • Say 250-500 or more words
  • Be speaking in 3-4 word sentences
  • Be understood by familiar adults

By 4 years, the average child will be able to:

  • Use 4-5 word grammatically correct sentences
  • Are able to be understood by everyone

If you have any concerns with your child's development, please contact us for an appointment. Referrals are not required.

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Meet our team

Laura Hansen

Child Speech Pathologist

Despite the challenges, Laura says it’s the children’s development that gets her through.

“It can be hard for both the children and their parents, but there are these great moments that we have of progress and sheer delight.

I try to incorporate a lot of play-based therapy to my sessions and we often have a lot of fun and leave the room looking like a craft station.

It’s really wonderful to have the opportunity to help people, parents and children alike, and work with them on their goals and needs. It’s a pretty special involvement to have.”

At Macedon Ranges Health, Laura offers speech pathology services for children aged 2-12 years old.

Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays : 8.00am-4.00pm


There are many ways you can access and pay for your child's speech therapy sessions. If eligible, you may be able to reduce or remove your out-of-pocket expense.

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