Our speech pathologists are all registered members of Speech Pathology Australia and are committed to providing evidence-based and client-centred therapy to support clients to achieve their goals.
We provide services for to help with speech, language, fluency (stuttering), literacy, comprehension, social communication and eating and swallowing difficulties.
A qualified Speech Pathologist has completed and received a university degree specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and support of clients with disabilities or injuries resulting in difficulty with function of the mouth and/or throat. These issueS can be problems with the immediate and local tissues, or as a result of interrupted or affected processing in the brain or nervous system.
Speech pathologists use a range of methods and assessments to identify the exact source of the problem in order to develop interventions that will best support their client’s management or recovery.
Speech Pathologists can offer a wide variety or assistive treatments and devices to help clients be able to participate in the community and communicate their needs.
Speech pathologists can help with:
- Dysarthria (unclear speech)
- Aphasia (language difficulties)
- Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
- Apraxia of speech
- Alternative and augmentative communications
- Developing listening and comprehension skills
- Developing expressive language skills
- Developing social communication
- Developing literacy skills
- Developing smooth or fluent speech for children who stutter
- Developing safe eating and managing fussy eating
- Using alternative communication such as Key Word Sign, PECS, PODD and other AAC