Adult speech pathology provides assessment and treatment of speech, language and swallowing problems, particularly related to stroke, neurological disorders, head injury, surgery and ageing. This may include:
- Difficulty with speech clarity, finding the right words to say, difficulty expressing needs or ideas
- Difficulty understanding/processing other’s speech
- Difficulty with spelling, reading, writing
- Difficulty with thinking, memory, social skills as they relate to using language.
- Difficulty with swallowing food or liquid, choking or coughing during mealtimes
- Carers needs for information/advice
We also offer group and individual Speech Pathology sessions.
Can a Speech Pathologist assist my child?
Our service also offers speech pathology for children aged between birth and school age (0 – 6 years) as part of our Children’s Services Team. This service provides assessment, individual therapy and group therapy programs. To find out more detail see Children’s Speech Therapy.
Who can use this service?
Speech Pathology services are for older people over the age of 65, younger people with disabilities, Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginals under 48 and others who need support to continue managing independently at home. You need to work, live or study in the City of Whitehorse and we prioritise our services for people on low-medium incomes and holders of Health Care or Pension cards.
What does it cost?
For information about all fees and charges please visit Our Fees.
How do I make an appointment?
To make further enquiries about our services, please contact our Reception Team on 9890 2220, between 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.Make an Enquiry