About Us


Speech Pathology assessment and intervention at Harrison Speech Pathology is based on over 15 years of clinical experience working with both children and adults.

Harrison Speech Pathology is Newcastle’s leading Speech Pathology clinic in the use of technology and client-focused therapy which bases intervention on each individual’s areas of interest. This dedicated approach is the foundation for providing motivating and engaging therapy, regardless of the client’s age.

We ensure the therapy is interesting and enjoyable for clients which maximises positive progress. If a client enjoys therapy, the experience is a positive one for them, rather than being fraught with anxiety and stress. We make the therapy experience enjoyable, using parents as partners in maximising a client’s potential for improvement in skills regarding communication abilities, learning potential and social interaction.

Our team of experienced staff have expertise in all areas of speech pathology service provision which ensures each client receives the best treatment, no matter the presenting issue.

The challenges faced by families of children and adults with disabilities and special needs cannot truly be understood and appreciated unless you, personally, have a genuine exposure to these challenges over a sustained period of time.

We have a unique difference to many speech pathology businesses in Newcastle, due to our business founder and Clinical Director, Christine Harrison, living with a child who has Autism, an intellectual disability and sensory integration dysfunction. We know first-hand the daily challenges faced when living with a child with a disability, having personal, daily experience of a Mother supporting and maximising the communication skills of a child with ASD and a severe intellectual disability.

Together with established research and clinical practices, our intervention actively incorporates the use of technology and devices ( as appropriate) which play a significant role in enhancing the communication development and skills of individuals with a disability.

Our staff are trained in the following therapy techniques:

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Auslan © Sign Language and Key Word Signing
  • Hanen © It Takes Two to Talk program
  • Hanen © Target Word program
  • Hanen © More than Words program
  • Hanen © Talkability program
  • Lidcombe Stuttering program
  • PROMPT © approach (Physically Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
  • SOS © (sequential oral sensory) approach to feeding program
  • Therapeutic Listening program
  • Sounds-Write © phonics program

Our team is continually improving the therapy and treatment programs we offer. Please get in touch if you want to know more about our areas of speciality.

Get in touch with the team at Harrison Speech Pathology today to book your appointment.

We are COVID safe

We’re doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our clients safe

At Harrison Speech Pathology, we’re committed to keeping our clients safe – so we’ve implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan to stop the spread of the virus. As part of our COVID Safety Plan, we are social distancing (1.5 metres apart) and encourage our clients and parents to sanitise when entering and exiting the practice. We clean clinic rooms before and after all appointments, wiping over desk tabletops, door and cupboard handles and light switches. In addition to increased regular clinic cleaning, we are also limiting the number of clients inside the building. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort. Together, we can keep our community safe. If you have any concerns, please let us know. We also offer Telehealth appointments, if required.

Contact us for more information about our COVID protocols.

Please get in touch with our team today, we would love to help you and your child.

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We are COVID safe We're doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our clients safe