Who We Are

TLC-WA is a multi-disciplinary, allied health private practice located in Joondalup, WA. Originally providing Speech Pathology services only, our practice was established in 1994 and, over the course of our history, we have evolved to offer a comprehensive range of services designed to create an holistic approach to the care of our clients. Predominantly focused on the care of children and their families, TLC-WA is staffed by highly experienced professionals who deliver tailored and integrated treatment options.

Personalised Service

At TLC-WA, we work closely with families to understand their needs and tailor treatment options designed to facilitate optimal outcomes. Our focus is to create a friendly, caring environment in which our clients feel comfortable and nurtured. As a private practice, we’re able to build an integrated team around our clients, all working collaboratively to meet the specific needs of each family. We offer individual and small group sessions, as well as providing treatment options at home or at school, if needed. TLC-WA works with families facing a variety of challenges, ranging from mild to severe including:

  • Early and pre-language concerns
  • Developmental delays/disorders
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties/Disorder
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Dyspraxia
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Speech sound delay (phonology)
  • ADHD
  • Literacy challenges
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Speech sound issues, such as lisps
  • Stuttering
  • Parenting challenges and behaviour management
  • Disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, CHARGE Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Williams Syndrome.

Diverse and Evidence Based Treatment Options

The cornerstone of TLC-WA is our established team of highly qualified professionals, all of whom have extensive experience in their respective fields. All our clinicians are members of the professional bodies relevant to their area of expertise, such as Speech Pathology Australia, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the WA OT Association. Our clinicians use evidence based approaches and are committed to their own ongoing professional development, continually updating and expanding their skill sets to ensure they deliver the most relevant and up to date treatments to our clients. Our team enjoys a proud history of delivering family-centred therapies which make a tangible difference in the lives of our clients. In addition to their tertiary qualifications, our therapists are trained in:

  • Lidcombe Program for Young Children who Stutter
  • The Hanen Programs More than Words and It Takes Two to Talk
  • The Early Start Denver Model
  • Sounds-Write
  • Key Word Sign
  • The Alert Program
  • Therapeutic Listening and ILS (Integrated Listening System)
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • The Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme
  • The Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Feeding the Whole Child (Ellyn Satter)
  • Infant Massage including Infant Massage Australia registered instructors
  • Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol for Sensory Defensiveness
  • Sleepwiz’ Sleep Support Training
  • KAY (Kidding Around Yoga)
  • PODD Books (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display Books).

Flexible, Holistic Approach

TLC-WA works with clients referred to us from a variety of sources including Paediatricians, Child Health Nurses, GP’s, other private clinicians, teachers, day care centre staff and parents themselves. When needed, we liaise with other relevant organisations, such as schools and day care centres, to ensure all those involved with a child’s care have an understanding of, and can positively contribute to, their ongoing treatment and development. As well as providing individual treatment, TLC-WA can offer small, group-based therapies which include a combination of disciplines such as Speech Pathology/Occupational Therapy and Physio/ Occupational Therapy/Speech Pathology.

TLC-WA is committed to providing tailored and integrated allied health services sensitive to each family’s individual circumstances, which are geared towards achieving their goals. Learn more about how we achieve this at the links below.

Our Location

  • 10 Elcar Lane,
    Joondalup WA 6027

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TLC-WA took the difficult decision to close all face to face appointments for our clients from Tuesday 24th March 2020. This difficult decision was made in order to protect the health of our therapists, our clients and the wider community. Given the fantastic work done in the community to ensure everyone's safety, we are pleased to announce that TLC WA is now heading back to face to face appointments. Therapists will be making a gradual return to the clinic and will be contacting all their clients to let them know about their ongoing therapy. Some clients that are at increased risk, should they come into contact with the coronavirus, are choosing to remain with Telehealth appointments for the foreseeable future.

The NDIA have approved the use of funds for Telehealth appointments. Please follow the link for further information for participants https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus/participants-coronavirus-covid-19

Medicare and private health fund rebates are available for Telehealth appointments. These temporary items will remain in place until 30th September 2020, we are yet to be informed if ongoing Telehealth appointments will be covered after that date.

Whilst we are seeing clients at the clinic from Monday 11th May 2020 please note that all precautions remain in place, ie please remain in the car park whilst waiting for your appointment, your therapist will come out to find you. All equipment and toys need to be cleaned between appointments, therefore all appointments will finish 5 minutes early to ensure infection control procedures can be conducted. Please do not attend the clinic if you have ANY signs of illness.

Please be reassured that we will continue to support and provide services for all our clients during these difficult and challenging times. If you have any questions please either email reception@tlc-wa.com.au or call us on (08) 9301 1154 and please leave a message. We will respond to all enquiries as soon as possible.

Keep your distance, stay safe, stay well and we will all get through this together.

With best wishes,
Diana Chivers