Speech Pathology

Support with eating, drinking, communication and more

Speech Pathologists can help people who have trouble with their communication, eating and drinking. We can also run group training for parents, teachers and other carers and support staff.

How speech pathologists support you

Eating & Drinking

  • Helping with mealtimes
  • Making changes to food/drink to help people to swallow safely
  • Helping with eating a wider variety of food 

Social Skills including play skills

  • Waiting
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Imaginative play, e.g. dressing up
  • Starting and maintaining interactions
  • Making comments about what is happening
  • Re-starting an interaction when it suddenly stops
  • How to make friends

Early communication skills

  • Looking at people or things
  • Taking turns in interactions
  • How to listen, react and respond to others

Speech sounds

  • Making sounds
  • Putting sounds together into words
  • Speaking clearly

Understanding language

  • Understanding what is happening
  • Understanding objects, signs, hand gestures, pictures and words
  • Understanding questions
  • Understanding instructions
  • Reading and writing

Saying words

  • Telling you what they want
  • Telling you how they feel
  • Telling you about their day
  • Asking for things, e.g. attention, items, action, help etc.
  • Asking questions
  • Making comments

Voice and Fluency

  • How loud you talk
  • What your voice sounds like
  • Talking smoothly (not stuttering)

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

Using different tools to communicate other than spoken words, e.g. Key Word Signs, picture communication boards/ books, technology such as computer based systems or a Big Mac switch.

Helping you live your best life

Our expert speech pathologists support you to live your best life by helping you to build your independence.

Get in touch or call 1800 236 762.

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