Many people who have a disability or an acquired brain injury have difficulty with communication. They may find it hard to understand what is said to them and may have difficulty in expressing themselves. Their speech may be difficult to understand and some people may not develop speech.
Our Speech Pathologists are highly trained and experienced in early identification and interventions to help develop communication skills. They can also assist with learning alternative forms of communication, such as signing, use of pictures and communication aids.
Our Therapists also work on developing the skills of the carers and staff working with people with communication disorders.
Services are available for individuals with:
- Developmental delays
- Intellectual disabilities
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain injuries
- Hearing loss
- Learning difficulties.
Services include assessment, diagnosis and interventions for difficulties with:
- Functional communication
- Speech sounds
- Receptive and expressive language
- Voice and vocal hygiene
- Fluency and Stuttering
Services and Outcomes include
- Qualified Assessment of speech and language skills, functional communication skills and swallowing function and difficulties
- Collaboration with other professionals, communication partners, family members, carers, teachers and support workers to ensure a holistic approach is provided
- Intervention sessions at the clients home, school, day program, etc. or in our offices
- Carer education and support
- Development and implementation of low and high technology assistive communication aids such as picture communication systems, visual planners and iPads.
Our Speech Pathologists are members of Speech Pathology Australia and are Certified Practising Speech Pathologists.