0477 377 537


Kairos Speech Therapy and Learning

We are a Speech Pathology clinic located in North Ryde that is proudly providing Speech Pathology services in English and Korean. We provide sessions in our clinic and offer preschool, school, home visits and telehealth (online therapy). We are registered Medicare Providers and NDIS providers.

Our Approach - The Kairos Philosophy

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning 'the crucial and right moment that creates the opportunity for significant accomplishment and change to be made'.

We are passionate Speech Pathologists who make the most of these crucial moments. We take great pride in our profession by providing effective evidence-based practice and collaborating with others to provide holistic care.

Every individual is different. This is why we tailor therapy to each individual by using their strengths to help build their weaknesses. We love creating opportunities for everyone to have that light-bulb moment where they can learn and grow!


Our Team

Lois Cho
Director and Speech Pathologist

Lois is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist who graduated from University of Sydney. She has a strong passion for working with families, children and adults to help them reach that light-bulb moment where learning finally becomes fun and they flourish in many areas of their life!

She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both private and public health setting. She has also worked as a Speech Pathologist for the Child Developmental Clinic (CDC), a Multi-disciplinary Assessment team at Auburn Hospital. She can also provide Speech Pathology assessments and therapy in Korean.

Lois has been trained in PECS, Hanen- More than Words, BLADES therapy, Social Thinking Program, Lidcombe Program (Stuttering therapy), Sounds~write (evidence based phonics program), Key Word Sign and also has training in social skills, literacy and speech sounds programs. She is also trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) which incorporates: tongue tie, tongue thrust, tongue positioning for speech sounds, mouth breathing and oral habits.

Katie Burrell
Speech Pathologist

Katie is a Certified Practising Speech Pathology who graduated from University of Sydney. She has over 10 years of experience working as a paediatric Speech Pathologist in Sydney. She enjoys seeing clients across a wide range of age groups, but has a keen interest in developing early literacy, fluency and speech sound skills in preschool children, and literacy skills in school aged children.

Katie is passionate about working with children and their families to help them achieve their goals. She believes in discovering what motivates a child and then using this during therapy to make learning fun and enjoyable. Katie finds it very rewarding to have a job where she can make such a difference to a child and their family’s life.

Anna Osa
Speech Pathologist

Anna is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist who graduated from University of Sydney.
Anna has always loved having fun and positive interactions with children. She has a strong passion for supporting a child's communication and social skills to increase their confidence as they grow and learn to navigate themselves in the world.

Anna has had experience working with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties, as well as children diagnosed with stuttering and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Anna is interested in all areas of Speech and Language, but is particularly interested in early intervention, language and social communication.

Anna strives to achieve the best outcomes for children that will have a life-long impact on their journey through school and beyond. She becomes highly motivated by seeing a child glow with excitement as they progress towards their learning goals. 

Service Delivery

Clinic based (North Ryde), Preschool, School and Home Visits and Telehealth (Online Therapy) to suit everyone's needs!

Our Services

Assessment and Intervention
  • Articulation (speech sounds)

  • Expressive Language (how a child expresses their thoughts and ideas using words)

  • Receptive Language (how a child understands language)

  • Pre-literacy skills (skills a child needs before learning how to read)

  • Literacy skills (reading and writing/spelling/comprehension)

  • Fluency/stuttering

  • Social Communication/Pragmatic skills (how a child uses language in a social situation)

  • Voice

  • Feeding/Swallowing

Our Services

Group Therapy

We run groups during school terms as well as intensive during school holidays. There is a minimum of 3 no more than 6 in a group.​

We run Social Skills Groups, Preschool Social Skills and Language Groups and School Readiness and Literacy Groups.

Our Services

Social Pairings

We run social pairings for children who have social communication difficulties to help them develop their social skills in a safe and fun environment! Individual sessions and social pairings work well together to help the child in apply what they have learnt. We love social pairings because we get to see real friendships blossom!

Funding

Chronic Disease Management Plan (Medicare)

Clients with chronic conditions and complex needs may be eligible for five Medicare funded sessions. A plan can be obtained and used every calendar year and your GP will determine eligibility. Speech Pathologists at Kairos Speech Therapy & Learning are registered Medicare providers.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Kairos Speech Therapy is an approved and registered provider for NDIS for Agency-Managed clients accessing Therapeutic Supports Budget. We can also see Self-Managed and Plan-Managed NDIS clients. 

Private Health Funds

If you have private health insurance, your cover may entitle you to a rebate for Speech Pathology Services. You will need to confirm with your health fund to ensure your level of cover. Kairos Speech Therapy is registered with most private health funds.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding funding for Speech Therapy.


Contact Us

3/1 Avon Road, North Ryde 2113 
Mobile: 0477 377 537​                   Phone: (02) 8866 7465 
info@kairosspeech.com.au
Open on Mondays - Friday 8 - 6pm, Saturdays 9 - 3pm
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