Zip It Up For Kids Sponsorship Program

Zip It Up For Kids Sponsorship Program

We are excited to announce that as of 2014 and the launch of our army of Zips and our “spread the word” program we have had an amazing start with the support of our community who have been generous enough to sponsor our families to attend the Club Yicketty Yak Program.


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On behalf of the children, families and staff at Optimal Communications Speech Pathology we wish to thank the following members of our community and let them know what an important investment they have supported … the communication skills of a child.

Supporting children with communication impairments through the Zip It Up for Kids sponsorship program
May 2014- Allan Elliott Memorial Fund Sponsored $1400
Supporting the Zip it up for kids sponsorship program
July 2014-the SOUTHPORT LIONS CLUB- Sponsored $2800

Our families will be notified of the provision of this funding and the their support for their children through our efforts to raise community awareness through the Zip It Up For Kids sponsorship program. Join with us…buy a Zip …choose chatty or Zippy based on whether your job enables you to talk or enter silence for an hour-a morning-or a day. Raise funds and let people know then what it really feels like to not be able to communicate so that we can raise community awareness about the importance of supporting individuals with communication impairments that effect their speech and literacy skills.

In July and August 2014, The Zip It Up sponsorship program will be and has been providing sponsored screen assessments for kindergarten children in the Gold Coast region through the speechies on wheels service. This has enabled young children who are at risk of communication challenges to be identified early and to then gain access to much need clinical support and corrective treatment. We look forward to being able to continue this support to our community on an ongoing basis.

Club Yicketty Yak is a speech and language therapy group for children to support them with their communication and literacy challenges. Club Yicketty Yak is developed and undertaken by qualified and experienced Speech Pathology professionals.  The group aims to support children who are diagnosed with autism, down syndrome, hearing impairment, dyspraxia, phonological delays or disorders, articulation impairments, speech impairment, language delays or disorders, auditory processing impairment, dyslexia, dysgraphia, reading difficulties and writing difficulties. Held at Once Upon a Time Therapy. Optimal Communications. Katrine Elliott, Speech Pathologist, FREE SPEECH THERAPY, speech therapy funding, Gold Coast Speech therapy. HCWA, Betterstart, FacHsia funding.

Katrine hard at work creating the Zip Army ready to leash out into the community with a single goal to raise funds for children with communication impairment affecting their speech, language, auditory processing and literacy skills.

Visit the website for more information about the sponsorship program and whether you would like to support or join in the zip army activities.


Group Therapy for Speech, Language and Literacy