Speech pathology

Speech pathologists work with people who have trouble with verbal and written communication, or difficulty with swallowing food or fluids due to stroke, brain injury or a learning or intellectual disability. 

If you require rehabilitation, you may be connected with a speech pathologist as part of your personalised treatment plan.

We provide compassionate, holistic care which considers your physical and emotional wellbeing. We work with you to reach your goals and help you return to an independent life.

Speech pathology as part of your rehabilitation

Communication is a key part of our lives.  It helps us let people know how we are feeling, what we are thinking, and allows us to be independent in our daily lives.

If your ability to communicate has been impacted by illness or injury, speech therapy may help in your recovery. A speech pathologist can:

  • work with you to exercise and strengthen your vocal cords, helping you to better form words and make louder sounds
  • teach you different ways to make it easier for you to communicate with others and to better understand when they communicate with you, such as using gestures, writing, drawing or using electronic devices to assist you
  • help you with any difficulties with swallowing when eating and drinking.

Why see a St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital speech pathologist?

With much of our everyday lives revolving around communication, difficulty or lack confidence in your communication can lead to you feeling anxious or isolated.

When you come and see our speech pathologists as an adult outpatient, you can seek the help you need, when you need it and practice the skills you learn in your everyday life.

Our speech pathologists are highly skilled and will work with you to develop a treatment plan to your address your individual needs. 

Make an appointment enquiry

You can make an appointment enquiry to see one of our speech pathologists. You do not need a referral.

Complete our enquiry form or call (03) 9788 3331 for an appointment.