Australia is becoming more diverse, both culturally and linguistically.
At Talkshop, we distinguish ourselves from other services by providing bilingual speech pathology for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in our centres and online through telehealth.
At Talkshop, we offer bilingual speech pathology options for French, Korean and Cantonese speaking clients. Our clinicians assess and treat French, Korean and Cantonese speaking children and adults. We are also able to assist with Vietnamese speaking families.
Bilingual and multilingual families can access all our speech pathology services.
Talkshop also offers assessment and treatment services via telehealth for those who live rurally, live overseas or have mobility concerns.
We work with families who are multilingual where two languages have been learned simultaneously ( simultaneous multilingualism). We also work with families who are proficient in more than one language, where second, third or fourth languages are built on the foundations of the first language (sequential multilingualism).
We are supportive of the Speech Pathology Australia position paper on Working in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society.
Many people from CALD backgrounds may have differences in their language, dialect or accent. If their speech and language is proficient in their primary language(s), these differences are not considered speech or language disorders.
We do also work with individuals who want to change or modify their accent be to make their speech easier for others to understand. Speech pathologists are also able to assist in changing accents.
If you would like to know more about our bilingual or multilingual speech pathology services and how we can work together, please call or email us.