Speech Pathology

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Speech pathologists provide assessment and management of communication, swallowing and feeding difficulties. These difficulties can be the result of:

  • Developmental delays
  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries
  • Learning disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dementia
  • Hearing loss
  • Other problems that can affect speech, language, chewing and swallowing.

Speech pathologists offer education and support to help people safely reach communication and feeding goals.

How does speech pathology help children?

Paediatric speech pathologists work with children from birth to prior to school entry age who have difficulty with:

  • Speech
  • Following instructions and putting sentences together
  • Social interactions
  • Stuttering
  • Eating and drinking
  • A speech pathologist will focus on developmental skills and assisting children gain confidence with their abilities.

This can include:

  • Provide advice to home carers, kindergarten, childcare, and other service providers
  • Provide home, kindergarten programs
  • Recommend therapy groups or individual therapy programs

How does speech pathology help adults?

Speech pathology can help adults experiencing swallowing and/or communication difficulties resulting from:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Oral/head & neck cancer
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)

A speech pathologist will assess a client’s skills and look for methods to assist with developing abilities. This can include:

  • Perform assessments in the home
  • Provide education and training to clients and carers

 Do I need a referral?

No. You can access our speech pathology service by getting in touch with us and requesting an appointment.

Who is eligible?

  • Pre-primary school aged children
  • Adults aged over 65 or younger adults with disabilities.

What about My Aged Care?

You may be referred to speech pathology as part of a My Aged Care assessment. This referral will be discussed with you and will be made with your permission.

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