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Speech Pathology

Our speech pathologists provide support to people who have difficulty communicating and swallowing.

What does a speech pathologist do?

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders. This includes difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also benefit from the support of a speech pathologist.

To learn more about speech pathology visit Speech Pathology Australia.

Our Speech Pathology Services

Working as part of therapy teams, our qualified speech pathologists help people with disability achieve their goals and live their best life.

Our speech pathology services are available to people of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual, neurological and physical disabilities, as well as developmental delays. Services can be provided at home, at school, in our offices, in community settings or online via teletherapy.

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How we can help

People who experience difficulties in the following areas can benefit from the support of our speech pathologists:

  • Understanding spoken and written words and language
  • Constructing sentences and expressing themselves
  • Using their voice
  • Communicating via speech
  • Articulation, speech clarity and fluency
  • Literacy, reading and writing
  • Play and social skills
  • Attention and listening
  • Swallowing (e.g. dysphagia)
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Our speech pathology services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual and can include:

  • Assessing skills and identifying strengths and challenges
  • Providing ‘hands-on’ intervention, practical advice and strategies
  • Delivering communication partner training programs (e.g. Hanen)
  • Providing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems and strategies
  • Delivering mealtime intervention programs
  • Providing education and training

Some of the programs our speech pathologists are trained in include Hanen, DIR®/Floortime® Model, and PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.

Mealtimes and Swallowing

Eating and drinking can be uncomfortable, stressful and even dangerous for a person with swallowing difficulties. If not managed properly, swallowing difficulties can result in life-threatening medical conditions, such as choking, poor nutrition, dehydration and aspiration pneumonia.

Our Speech Pathologists provide support to ensure that mealtimes are safe and enjoyable for children and adults with swallowing difficulties. Where extra support is required, our Speech Pathologists will work with other allied health professionals including dietitians to achieve therapy goals.

Accessing our services

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State-Funded Disability Services

We’re a contracted provider for the WA State Government’s Department for Communities, Disability Services.

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As a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we can help you make the most of your NDIS Plan.

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Fee for Service

Not eligible for government funding? We can provide a customised quote based on your needs. Private health rebates apply to some services.

How we work

We take a transdisciplinary approach to service delivery and use a Key Worker model to ensure the people we work with have one main contact, but access to a network of therapists.