Services

Services Provided by Adult Speech Pathology

We assess and treat communication and swallowing disorders in the adult and geriatric population.
We also provide training to facility staff across the areas of swallowing and communication.

We provide speech pathology services in:

  • The Community (e.g., home visits

It can be difficult for individuals to travel to a clinic to receive ongoing therapy after discharge from
hospital. Adult Speech Pathology will provide assessment and therapy in your own home. Therapy at
home can be more practical and tailored to your specific needs after such events as a stroke or head
injury. Swallowing assessments can also be more comfortable in your own environment, and we can
assist you in selecting appropriate foods to eat at home.

  • Residential Aged Care Facilities

Adult Speech Pathology provides services to aged care facilities. Our services meet the needs of
residents requiring speech pathology assessment and therapy for both swallowing and communication, as well as providing the facility with the support required for Accreditation. We also offer staff training sessions and menu reviews and audits.

  • Hospitals

It can be difficult for individuals to travel to a clinic to receive ongoing therapy after discharge from
hospital. Adult Speech Pathology will provide assessment and therapy in your own home. Therapy at
home can be more practical and tailored to your specific needs after such events as a stroke or head
injury. Swallowing assessments can also be more comfortable in your own environment and we can
assist you in selecting appropriate foods to eat at home.

Our Services Include:

  • Swallowing assessment and intervention (including compensatory and rehabilitative)

We assess swallowing through Bedside Swallowing Examination and using Modified Barium
Swallows (when indicated). We then create a mealtime management plan to suit your individual
needs and review your swallowing function as needed. In addition, we can also provide education
and training to staff and family about your swallowing function and offer swallowing rehabilitation
depending on your individual needs.

  • Communication assessment, intervention, and communication partner training

We assess and treat all areas of communication including, voice, speech, language, fluency, cognitive
communication, social communication. We also implement and train individuals to use alternate and
augmentative forms of communication.

  • Staff training and education sessions

We offer training sessions to facility staff including carers, nurses, volunteers and hospitality staff
covering a range of practice areas. Click here for more information.

  • Menu review and meal audits

We offer a Menu Review and Meal Audits from a swallowing perspective for hospitals and aged care
facilities. This aims to support kitchen staff in decision making about appropriate options for
modified diets. It is an excellent quality project for facilities.

Funding:

We offer our services through a range of funding schemes
– National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
– Self Referred/Private Health Insurance
– Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC)
– Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
– Lifetime Support (LSA)
– Home Care Package (HCP)