Speech Pathology Services

What is Speech Pathology?

Speech pathology is a therapy that helps to improve the communication, swallowing, reading, writing and comprehension ability of patients who struggle with verbal and non-verbal interaction.

Our speech pathologists are highly skilled in listening to and communicating with you before creating a treatment plan specific to your needs and outcome requirements; assessing, diagnosing and treating in a holistic way to reach a desired communication goal.

Our speech therapists work closely with patients who have communication and swallowing difficulties following a stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and other ailments and injuries that affect speech and language ability.

Benefits of Speech Pathology Services

Improved communication

Speech pathology significantly helps, and even cures, communication issues, resulting in better overall wellbeing.

Boosted confidence

Improved written and verbal communication and oral function can boost confidence and self esteem.

Throat function

Speech pathology can assist swallowing disorders that result from stroke, brain injuries and neurological diseases.

Lowered anxiety

Speech therapy can help fix communication problems that hinder your life can reduce the anxiety that the affliction can cause.

Social skills

A speech pathologist can help resolve your communication issues, giving you stronger social skills.

Cognitive Development

Improved speech and communication are closely tied to better cognitive development and comprehension skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Patients requiring speech therapy will be provided with: 

  • An assessment to identify any changes in saliva control, swallowing, speech, language and cognition, facial expression and handwriting.
  • Education and exercises or other strategies to help manage any changes identified with the ultimate aim of maintaining patients’ skills, function, and independence.

Speech Pathologists assess and treat patients for a range of communication and/or swallowing deficits which may impact on: 

  • Clarity of speech
  • Voice Quality
  • Conversational Skills
  • Fluency
  • Understanding and use of speech
  • Reading
  • Spelling and writing
  • Safe swallowing

In Australia, a referral is not required to be able to see an allied health professional such as a speech pathologist, although it is often helpful for you to bring as much information about your health history as well as any specific medical or surgical details that relate to your reason for seeing a speech pathologist. There are a few exceptions to this, where you will need to obtain a referral from your GP prior to attending our clinic. This includes:

  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • CTP (Third Party) Road Accident Claims
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Claims
  • Medicare Claims (e.g. Chronic Disease Management referral)

Other Services

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We’re here to support, guide and offer maintenance advice to ensure that your program is a lifelong solution. Improve your communication and strengthen your confidence and social interactions with the help of one of our highly skilled Speech Pathologists in your area.