• Pragmatic Language
    Pragmatics refers to a child’s ability to use language in context in real life situations. Pragmatics may sometimes be referred to as a child’s social skills.
  • Age of diagnosis
    More than one study has indicated that the older the child at time of diagnosis, the less positive the outcome. Therefore earlier identification and treatment of a language delay is essential, as therapy outcomes are better.
  • Receptive language
    Receptive language refers to the ability to listen, hear and understand verbal and visual information. It includes understanding stories, following instructions and interpreting visual signs.
  • Down Syndrome
    Down syndrome is a specific chromosomal disorder resulting from the presence of an extra chromosome. Chromosomes contain genetic information people need to grow and develop.
  • Autism
    At present there is no single, known cause for Autism. Most experts agree that Autism Spectrum Disorder is the result of a number of different factors that affect the developing brain.

About SMC

SMC is a well-established practise in Moonee Ponds. We pride ourselves on the quality of care and treatment provided to our clients. We always strive to provide evidence based best practise and truly care about the wellbeing of our clients and staff members. We are approachable and always willing to listen to parents/guardians, as your thoughts, feelings and expertise as a parent/guardian are invaluable.

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SMC Speech Pathology, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne

We are pleased to announce that we have opened up our waiting list and are ready to welcome new clients on board!


Services for Children

At SMC Speech Pathology we provide a range of services based out of Moonee Ponds in Melbourne for children who have:

  • Developmental delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social skills difficulties
  • Language disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Reading problems
  • Articulation and Phonological difficulties
  • Down Syndrome

Some of the Programs offered at SMC Speech Pathology include:


  • Social Thinking
  • See and Learn Program
  • It Takes Two to Talk
  • More Than Words
  • Blades Language Program
  • The Lidcombe Program
  • Smooth Speech Program
  • Camperdown Program