Adult Speech Therapy Services

 

We offer a range of services to support a variety of adults with a variety of conditions that may require help from a Speech Pathologist to target communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Our Speech Pathologists are trained to target all areas of communication and swallowing including speech, language (receptive and expressive), fluency, voice and swallowing. They are able to provide full assessments and develop in-depth plans for improving communication and swallowing abilities for all clients. 

How We Can Help?

Swallowing & Feeding Difficulties

 

Assessment and personalised treatment for swallowing difficulties (dysphasia) to improve your quality of life and enjoyment of eating and drinking.

You may have difficulty chewing and swallowing some or all types of food and/or fluids due to muscle weakness or incoordination. This may look like difficulty chewing food, coughing or throat clearing when attempting to swallow, requiring several swallows to clear food, a sensation of food being stuck in the throat or chest, and in some cases recurrent chest infections.

Communication Difficulties

 

Assessment and treatment for communication difficulties to improve participation in all aspects of life.

Communication difficulties may occur for various reasons and may be the result of acquired medical conditions (such as Parkinsons) or derive from trauma to the brain (such as Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury).

We can help improve language comprehension and expression deficits in individuals who have suffered a stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), brain tumour or other brain damage to help strengthen their language skills.

Augmentative Alternative Communication

Provide assessment and ongoing support for communication utilising AAC devices. Our Therapists can help you find what works best for you.

These communication difficulties may be a result of acquired medical conditions or trauma to the brain.

Fluency (Stuttering) Difficulties

 

Provide assessment and ongoing support for adults presenting with difficulties in fluent speech. Adults with stuttering may present with one or a combination of the following characteristics:

 

  • Difficulty starting a word, phrase or sentence
  • REPETITIONS of sounds, syllables, words or phrases. E.g: c-c-c-can; can-can-can; can I- can I have help
  • PROLONGATIONS of words or sounds e.g. ccccccan
  • BLOCKS: Excessive tension, tightness or movement of the face or upper body
  • SECONDARY FEATURES: Other features that may accompany a stutter include excessive blinking, head jerks, facial tics, tremor of the lips and/or jaw
Social Communication Support
Support individuals with their social communication skills within a workplace or post-school environment (including TAFE and University).
Community Access & Participation
Support community access and community participation through increasing comprehension and communication supports.

Enquiry 

For enquiries regarding Speech Therapy services please complete the form below:

    Please contact us on 0450 644 311