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Speech Pathology

Chatbox, Brisbane’s biggest home visiting speech pathology services, merged with A8 in late 2018 bringing their highly experienced team and countless satisfied clients into the A8 family. Our speech pathology team specialise in six areas of treatment:

  1. Articulation & Apraxia

  2. Delayed Language

  3. Literacy

  4. Autism & Social Language (including Secret Agent Society Skills Program)

  5. Paediatric Feeding & Swallowing

  6. Assistive Speech Technology

Our team of Brisbane Speech Pathologists are trained in:

  • Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk,

  • Makaton & Keyword Sign training, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT),

  • Facilitated Communication

  • PODDs (pragmatically organised dynamic displays),

  • Aided Language Stimulation (ALS)

  • Integrated Applied Behavioural Analysis (IABA)

  • Person Centred Practice

  • DDS/DMSS – Dysphagia management and screening assessment

  • Secret Agent Society (SAS) – A social and emotional skills program designed for children.

  • The Lidcombe Program for stuttering

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Gam Sefe

MSPath UQ, BSc Psych UQ

Director, Speech Therapy Services

Since becoming one of the rare male speech therapists, Gam has accumulated 10 years of experience providing speech therapy to kids and adults with and without disabilities. He is also an experienced trainer for carers and parents and families and is good at making therapy understandable and doable. Gam works extensively with delayed language and is an Angry Birds champion (when clients aren’t using all his power-ups).

Gam loves using his skills as a speech therapist to help school­-age kids with literacy difficulties (reading, comprehension, sound awareness, the whole bag!) and as a person who used to have a stutter as a child, is interested in stuttering as well.

With lots of experience as a speech pathologist working with people with autism and a patient, flexible, client centric style, Gam is good at making speech therapy fun and not ‘work’. Gam is also the author of a journal article, published in Cortex, Impaired semantic inhibition during lexical ambiguity repetition in Parkinson’s disease.

Gam is a registered provider under the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism and Better Start programmes. He is also the former Director and Founder of Chatbox.