Speech Therapy

Speech Pathology at DVSDS


Speech Pathologists at Dandenong Valley SDS work alongside classroom and therapy staff to assess, plan, implement and evaluate speech, language and communication goals.  We work with parents/carers and support students in the classroom, in the community, in small groups and in 1:1 individual therapy sessions.  The service delivery model is dynamic and designed to be flexible in order to meet individual student needs throughout their time at Dandenong Valley SDS.


We support students in areas such as:

  • The Fundamentals of Communication e.g. taking turns, gesture, personal space and eye contact
  • Play
  • Language
  • Speech sounds
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Social Skills
  • Mealtime support
  • Exploring and Interacting with new foods/problematic feeding behaviours (tried to find something from the SOS website..)



Our ‘total communication’ approach assists students to achieve their maximum potential for functional communication across all aspects of their lives, using methods that suit the individual student’s skill level.  The speech department helps to facilitate students using:

  • Intensive Interaction


  • Objects of Reference


    Using Objects of Reference

  • Choice Boards


  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)


    Using the Picture Exchange Communication System

  • Speech Generating Devices


    Using the Pro Lo Quo 2 Go App


    Using the ProLoQuo2Go App




  • Aided Language Displays


    Using core words


  • Key Word Sign


  • Programs based on the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding


    Aided language display in playground






    For Speech Pathology related Web links, please visit our links page.