More than just improving your speech
2 Nov 2017
What does a speech pathologist do?
Most people think speech pathologists work solely on improving your speech. This can mean working with you as a child or as an adult to help you overcome a lisp or stutter.
However, speech pathologists can help with a much broader range of conditions, including:
- communication difficulties after a stroke or brain injury
- swallowing difficulties
- neurological conditions affecting speech such as Parkinson’s Disease
- voice disorders.
What to expect
- A thorough individual assessment to identify your communication or swallowing issues, which may include a videofluroscopy (a swallow x-ray) to further assess swallowing difficulties
- Diagnosis and development of a treatment plan taking into account your personal goals
- Education and advice
- Collaboration with your doctor and specialist as needed
Interested in speech pathology?
We offer both speech pathology outpatient and casual appointments.
Have a referral from your GP or Specialist?
If you have a referral, please call to commence your outpatient rehabilitation program.
Tel: (03) 9788 3350
Our casual speech pathology appointments do not require a doctor referral and are available to anyone in the community, you do not need to have been a patient in our hospital.Please note: A GP referral is required for a Chronic Disease Management Scheme and DVA claiming.
Complete an enquiry form or contact our Active Health and Wellbeing caregiver team to make an appointment.
Tel: (03) 9788 3331
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