Our Speech Pathology Department provides many forms of therapy for both inpatients and outpatients to assist their recovery and treatment goals.
Research has shown that a combination of group and individual therapy can improve a patient’s functionality as well as provide a social and supportive atmosphere.
The Speech Pathology Department often works with other allied health disciplines to assist patients, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dietitians.
A multidisciplinary therapy approach has been proven to be beneficial with patients.
For example, we provide a multidisciplinary therapy to patients with stroke and other neurological conditions.
Once a week speech pathologists (SP) and occupational therapists (OT) join forces to provide a weekly “SPOT” group to provide the best possible care to patients.
During the group therapy, the speech pathologists and occupational therapists incorporate language, speech, voice, memory and fine motor coordination tasks into activities, such as craft, gardening, cooking and competitive games.
Family and friends are encouraged to join in the activities, to provide support and learn more about their loves ones therapy.
The group therapy is designed to reflect natural, daily communication interactions and encourage patients to communicate on various topics.
Combining clinical treatment with natural communicative settings not only assists rehabilitation outcomes, but can also enhance a patient’s wellbeing.
We recently began offering a number of private speech therapy group sessions for patients, including communication and swallowing therapy.
For more information on our private allied health services, please contact (08) 9462 4281.