Speech Pathology Services
Services are available for:
Acquired Brain Injury
Multiple System Atrophy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Motor Neuron Disease
Primary Progressive Aphasia
Lewy Bodies Dementia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Autism Spectrum Disorder
And many more – please enquire!
ASSESSMENT AND THERAPY
Communication support for speech, language, reading and writing for people with aphasia, dysarthria, dyspraxia and other communication challenges.
Certified in providing Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT Loud), a specialised voice and speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions.
Eating and Drinking
Swallowing assessments and mealtime management plans to ensure safety and pleasure during eating and drinking.
Communication devices and Speech Generating Devices for communication and other adaptive technology for people
Talking, listening, reading and writing for everyday living, work and education.
Treatment for cognitive-communication challenges caused by attention, memory, planning, organising and executive functions deficits.
Learning and Literacy
Learning, literacy, communication independence, communication confidence, etc.
Integrating to the community, enhancing social connection and engagement.
Offering training for family, support workers and carers in the communication and swallowing space.
We work with individuals at places where they need the support, which may be home, workplace, day program or community. The goal of community-based therapy is to help individuals communicate as they go about their daily lives. The benefit of using the community setting is that it will be functional and meaningful to the individual. For instance, using a communication device to order food and drink in one’s favourite café.
Research shows that positive outcomes are optimised and retained in the approach of community-based therapy. This is because community-based therapy allows individuals to learn the skill in the setting where it’s needed so generalisation happens naturally in the real world setting. It also encourages family and carer participation, as it gives them a chance to be the expert, by focusing on activities they regularly participate in, which empowers them to continue the work once the session is completed.
Mobile Services are available in metro Melbourne:
– Inner and Outer South-East Regions
– Inner and Outer Eastern Suburbs
– Inner and Outer Western Suburbs
– Inner and Outer Northern Suburbs (Assessments and Intensive therapy block only)
Telehealth is also available for rural and interstate participants, or those who would prefer it.