Supporting the communication needs of children with complex trauma – part 1
How do speech pathologists support the needs of children who’ve experienced complex trauma? In this conversation with Kate Headley, a speech pathologist in the Links Trauma Healing Service in NSW, we explore her role in a multidisciplinary team that supports children with complex trauma living in out-of-home care. Before working at Links, Kate spent many years working in the disability sector in rural and remote NSW and combines speech pathology with her work as a primary school teacher.
In part 1 of this two-part series, we explore the role of speech pathology in a complex trauma service and examples of the way Kate works with children in the first session to create a safe and collaborative relationship.
In this episode you will learn:
- about the Links Trauma Healing Service research project
- what is complex trauma?
- the role of speech pathology in supporting children who’ve experienced complex trauma
- what is important to establish in the first session