We Work Together

Home visits for Speech Pathology mean less time on the road for
you, and children are in their own environment.


Assessment will help me to work out goals and a treatment plan that best suits your child’s needs. An assessment lets me gather more information about your child’s communication skills: what your child can already do, and what they don’t yet do.

You are generally encouraged to observe. After assessment I will recommend whether therapy is needed, and together we will set goals and make a plan for therapy (when this is recommended). I will provide you with a one page summary, and written goals.


Therapy is about practising new skills. Therapy involves making opportunities to practice, in fun activities, with support. Practice needs to be fun and engaging, easy and frequent. Home practice is usually an important part of therapy and progress.

It is important that your child gets practice in being successful. In therapy sessions I aim to find the right level of practice for you to continue until your next appointment.

We Work Together on Goals


• Build listening vocabulary
• Understand concepts
• Follow directions
• Understand stories
• Sort things that go together


• Learn first words
• Put words together
• Build expressive vocabulary
• Formulate complex sentences
• Give clear explanations
• Use correct grammar


• Improve intelligibility
• Say polysyllabic (long) words
• Correct speech immaturities (w/r, lisp)



• Reduce stuttering
• Increase fluent speech


• Learn voice care
• Improve voice volume


• Segment and blend sounds
• Read letter-sound patterns
• Spell letter-sound patterns
• Improve reading comprehension
• Improve written language

Speech Pathology on the Northern Beaches with

Jeanette Swan

As parents, you are experts about your own children. I believe that your understanding of your child’s needs is insightful. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech, language, or literacy development, Speech Pathology may benefit your child. You are welcome to discuss your child’s needs without obligation.

My name is Jeanette Swan.

I’m a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. This means that I take part in the Professional Self-Regulation program as a commitment to ongoing professional development. I have previously worked as a Speech Pathologist in Community Health services, Developmental Disability services, education settings, and with other private Speech Pathologists.


Speech Pathology in the Northern Beaches

I visit homes in the following areas:

Bayview, Belrose, Church Point, Duffys Forest, Elanora Heights, Frenchs Forest, Ingleside, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, North Narrabeen, St Ives, St Ives Chase, Terrey Hills, Warriewood

Parents’ Concerns…

What to expect in the first session

We will talk about your concerns. I will ask you for background information and will start an assessment.

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