VOICE THERAPY & SPEECH PATHOLOGY
Speech pathology sessions for the young singer.
At Vocal Hub Kids, we are passionate about all young children having the ability to communicate effectively. We pride ourselves on a holistic approach to voice training and over the years, in conjunction with health care professionals, we have worked with many children displaying functional voice disorders (such as nodules) as well as children with speech sound disorders and language disorders. We are now proud to add speech pathology services to our studio and welcome paediatric speech pathologist and vocal coach Melissa Choong to our team.
Master of Speech Pathology
Bachelor of Psychology
ABRSM Grade 8 Piano
Trinity Classical Voice Grade 5
Melissa’s interest in music and learning has brought her on a colourful, musical journey. In her earlier years, she studied classical piano (ABRSM Grade 8), trained in classical voice (Trinity Grade 5) and played the flute and piccolo in a marching band. She has years of experience performing in a variety of settings including church performances, choral performances, and at weddings. Her strongest passion has always been in using the voice as an instrument. Her curiosity sparked a desire to better understand how we can develop the use of this uniquely personal instrument to its fullest potential. This ultimately led her to Adelaide where she completed her Master of Speech Pathology at Flinders University. Melissa has also completed The Estill Voice Training Course Levels 1 & 2 and is working towards the Estill Certificate of Figure Proficiency.
Melissa’s former training in psychology, play therapy, and teaching allowed her to gain experience in working with children of all ages. She currently practices as a paediatric speech pathologist working in areas of speech, language, voice, fluency, feeding, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She enjoys working with neurodiversity and believes in empowering every individual with a voice to effectively communicate and express themselves be it through speech or singing. Melissa is also a clinical educator for the Flinders University Fluency and Voice Student Clinic at the Women's and Children's Hospital.
45 minute Vocal Health Screening - with a Vocal Hub Director $88
Our therapy fees are in alignment with the NDIS hourly rate for allied health professionals at $193.99 per hour.
Therapy sessions with Melissa are claimable on Medicare and private health insurance.
40 minute Speech Pathology Assessment - $129.33
(a double session may be needed for more thorough, standardised assessments)
40 minute Speech Therapy Session - $129.33
Report Writing (long) - $193.33
Report Writing (short) - $97