At SOS Therapy and Learning Centre we recognise that each client has an individual learning style, which needs to be respected and supported. Children learn best when they are in a positive environment that is fun, nurturing, safe and allows them to maintain a calm and alert level of arousal in order to learn.
SOS Therapy and Learning Centre provides speech pathology services using movement and play based learning. We are a child and family centred practice, and believe in supporting parents with information, resources, advice and techniques to enable them to assist and encourage their child’s development at home.
Clare Catmore is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and registered with Medicare and all Private Health funds. Additionally, Clare is a member of the Private Speech Pathologists Association of WA, (PSPAWA), and is a provider for the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
We provide assessment and intervention for both children and adults with speech, language and literacy difficulties, including:
Acquired and developmental language disorders
Articulation/speech sound difficulties and/or disorders
Delayed language development
Auditory processing and CAPD
Learning disorders such as Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder
Our mission is to identify and support each client’s individual learning style, to foster a lifelong love of learning. We don’t expect children to fit into a particular pattern of learning, rather we provide the flexibility to bend to meet the individual needs of the child.
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Clare Catmore BSc(Sp&HSc)
Owner & Principal Speech Pathologist
Clare Catmore is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, who graduated from Curtin University with Distinction in 2002 (Bachelor of Science, Speech and Hearing Science). Clare has 20 years experience as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, 15 of these in the private sector, working with children, adults and people with disabilities.
Clare continues to maintain best practice through participation in the Speech Pathology Australia Professional Self Regulation Program, a commitment she believes is essential due to continual advances in our understanding of the brain, development, learning and skill mastery, and of course as a result, advances in the field of speech pathology.
Clare is mother to three sons aged 25, 16 and 12, and is a proactive and involved parent who continues to research child development, behaviour, learning and evidence-based practice in order to support both her children and clients' growth and development.
SOS Therapy and Learning Centre's owner and Principal Speech Pathologist, Clare Catmore, is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with 20 years experience. Her specialist qualifications and training are far too extensive to list as she has invested heavily in continuing professional development throughout her 20 year career. As an example, just some of Clare’s additional qualifications include being HANEN Certified, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Certified, both Intro and Bridging Levels of PROMPT Training, Sounds Write, Talk For Writing and Talk For Writing Tier 3 Remediation trained, VoiceCraft, DIR Floor Time, Lidcombe Consortium trained, Cervical Auscultation Trained, and numerous training events covering Auditory Processing, Executive Functions, Working Memory, and Positive Behaviour Support.
Clare has extensive knowledge stemming from 20 years of ongoing professional development in the neuroscience of reading, specific learning disorders, including Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder, Auditory Processing, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Executive Functions , Working Memory, school age stuttering and Sensory Processing Disorder. SOS Therapy and Learning Centre was developed based on the self-regulation framework developed by Dr Stuart Shanker (and now implemented in the vast majority of Canadian schools) that supported and complimented Clare's unique approach to providing holistic, individualised and highly skilled diagnostic assessment and clinical therapy services.