The Writings on the Wall

Are you worried about your child’s writing?

The small group environment under the guidance of an experienced Speech Pathologist may be just what they need.

You put 5 children in a room together who have never met before, for an hour every day for a week. They come from different schools and backgrounds, are different ages and are so diverse in personality. So, what makes this work? They are all in the same place with their writing skills. They lack writing confidence and are losing faith in their capacity to learn. And that’s where the magic begins. For the first time in a long time they feel like they fit. They are not alone and they are in a safe space where they can experience and share their success.

The primary goal of the Speech to Writing intensive groups is to break writing down into small achievable tasks and then rebuild it into functional and fluent written expression. But what comes out of each group is much more special than that. The young people come out of the week intensive with an understanding of their learning styles. Rather than hearing about what doesn’t work, they learn what does work, and how they can use that to continue their growth and development in the classroom. In a relaxed and supportive environment, these young people are encouraged to make mistakes and learn from them.

A dream comes true at Bellfield Speech Pathology on National Pyjama Day

Bellfield Speech Pathology was proud to participate in the National Pyjama Day on Friday, 21 July 2017 at 122 Albert Rd Warragul. All the team at Bellfield swapped their usual get-up for their best bedtime attire on National Pyjama Day and raised over $100 for children in foster care.

“This was our first time supporting this great event. On the day, every child received a fantastic home-made cupcake decorated with hundreds and thousands for dressing up and wearing their pyjamas. I was delighted that everyone at the clinic got on board with Pyjama Day – it was fun and created a totally different atmosphere in the clinic,” Rhonda Campbell, Speech Pathologist at Bellfield Speech Pathology

“Foster carers play a vital role in our community, providing a safe and nurturing home to children and young people who cannot live with their birth family. We are proud to support our foster carers and the amazing work they do. National Pyjama Day was all about wearing our best bedtime attire to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. By wearing our favourite PJ’s and making a donation, we are helping foster children achieve their dreams.” said Rhonda Campbell.

Eliza Galvin, Speech Pathologist and Voice Coach at Bellfield Speech Pathology continued, “When you’ve only dreamed of being able to wear your onesie to work… and it comes true! Happy Pyjama Day to all the awesome foster carers we know and work with at Bellfield Speech Pathology. You are truly appreciated, highly respected and acknowledged for your dedication and love.”

Bellfield is committed to meeting individual needs and the team love working with children in foster care. We treat individuals who have difficulty swallowing and eating, with voice, fluency and stuttering, language expression, understanding information, speech and articulation, reading, writing, spelling and social skills.

Bellfield Speech Pathology is an independent practice which was established 27 years ago, by Principal Speech Pathologist Rhonda Campbell. The aim of the service is to provide high quality service and provide families with choices about the model of service delivery that best meets their needs; from consultancy at school to ongoing weekly individual assistance.

The increase in the demand for Speech Pathology services has resulted in Bellfield Speech Pathology recently expanding its services from Warragul through to Leongatha in Gippsland and Broome in West Australia.

For more information about Bellfield Speech Pathology go to www.bellfieldsp.com.au or to make an appointment contact the Bellfield team on 56 22 1055, email us on bellfieldadmin@bellfieldsp.com.au or visit us at our new location at 122 Albert Street, Warragul. To learn more about National Pyjama Day and to support The Pyjama Foundation in the future visit www.nationalpyjamaday.com

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Run your own business – Allied Health Consulting Rooms for Rent

An exciting opportunity exists for the right allied health professional – speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, educators including special education teachers, psychologists, audiologists, tutors or quality educational institutions to rent space within our clinic in Warragul in West Gippsland.

We have two professional treatment rooms available for you to run your own business inside our facility and be surrounded by health minded practitioners. We are also open to a team / couple of practitioners who are interested in sharing the same room.

The clinic has six large treatment rooms overall, a large conference room with WIFI and presentation equipment, a bright and welcoming waiting room with a spacious, modern reception area, an administration office and resources alcove, three bathrooms, full kitchen, parking facilities and all treatment rooms have heating and air conditioning. The rental system is based on a full day (8am to 6pm) at $100 or with administration support $150, half days (8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm) for $65 or with administration support $100.

The rates include all utilities, internet, cleaning, quarterly newsletter and advertising space in the front window. We look forward to meeting you. For more info: call Janiene on 56 221055

Pyjamas the new work attire at Bellfield?

Bellfield Speech Pathology is proud to be participating National Pyjama Day on Friday, 21 July 2017 at 122 Albert Rd. Warragul. All the team at Bellfield will be swapping their usual get-up for their best bedtime attire on National Pyjama Day, to raise funds for children in foster care.

National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your best bedtime attire to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. By wearing your favourite PJ’s and by making a donation, you’ll be helping foster children achieve their dreams.

“This is our first time in supporting this great event and I encourage and invite all foster carers, who attend our clinic, to come and visit us for a free cupcake on the day. I am delighted that everyone at the clinic wanted to get on board with Pyjama Day – it’s fun and will create a totally different atmosphere in the clinic,” Rhonda Campbell, Speech Pathologist at Bellfield Speech Pathology

“Foster carers play a vital role in our community, providing a safe and nurturing home to children and young people who cannot live with their birth family. We are proud to support our foster carers and the amazing work they do.” said Rhonda Campbell.

Bellfield is committed to meeting individual needs and the team loves working with children, and strives to provide person-centered and outcome focussed care for clients with a range of complex needs and goals.

Bellfield Speech Pathology staff assess and treat individuals who demonstrate a wide range of communication difficulties. Their role includes working with individuals who have difficulty swallowing and eating, with voice, fluency/stuttering, language expression, understanding information, speech/articulation, reading, writing, spelling and social skills. Bellfield offers the opportunity for clients to maximise their independence, literacy and dignity through communication.

The independent practice which was established 27 years ago, by Principal Speech Pathologist Rhonda Campbell. The aim of the service is to provide high quality service and provide families with choices about what model of service delivery best meets their needs; from consultancy at school to ongoing weekly individual assistance.

The increase in the demand for Speech Pathology services has resulted in Bellfield Speech Pathology recently expanding its services from Warragul through to Leongatha in Gippsland and Broome in West Australia.

For more information about Bellfield Speech Pathology go to www.bellfieldsp.com.au or to make an appointment contact the Bellfield team on 56 22 1055, email us on bellfieldadmin@bellfieldsp.com.au or visit us at our new location at 122 Albert Street, Warragul. To learn more about National Pyjama Day and to support The Pyjama Foundation visit www.nationalpyjamaday.com

THRASS School and Information Nights

7.30 to 9pm – Wednesday, 30 August FREE – All Welcome

This is an information session that will provide you with a general overview of THRASS – the philosophy behind it and will assist you to support your child.

Often as parents we are confused about how best to support and this session will provide you with a solid understanding of the THRASS methodology, with an opportunity for practising how to use the THRASS charts and recognise the basic building blocks that are essential for developing strong literacy – particularly spelling skills. You will also walk away feeling confident about how to support your child with strategies for developing spelling and active decoding skills.

Specific topics will include:

Imagine being able to confidently assist your child with spelling and reading, rather than wondering if you are doing the “right thing”.

This 1.5-hour session will be conducted by Rhonda Campbell who is an advanced THRASS Certificate holder and has been working with this program for more than 15 years. She has run school based and individual based training sessions and is an experienced presenter. You can expect an enjoyable evening that will leave you feeling enthusiastic about spelling! If you would like more information about THRASS register for the FREE information session today!