Speech pathologists specialise in diagnosing and treating communication disorders. They are also experienced in treating clients who experience difficulties in swallowing and feeding. They will help provide the skills required to encourage communication through a variety of different methods and have experience with the latest technology advancements in communication.
Speech pathologists commonly work with
- Auditory processing disorders
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Paediatric feeding
- Rehabilitation following brain injury
- Speech delays
- Swallowing difficulties
Do I need a referral?
No referral is needed if you are receiving treatment as a private patient.
A referral is required if your assessment and treatment is funded by NDIS, DVA or Medicare.
Return to Work SA clients will need to provide their claim number and work place contact at time of initial appointment.
How long is an assessment?
Initial consult appointments for new clients or returning clients with a new complain will be 45 – 60 minutes. Follow up appointment duration will be at the discretion of the treating speech pathologist. Standard follow up appointments are 45 mins.
Do you have seniors / pensioner rates?
Yes. Refer to our fee guide.
You will need to produce appropriate identification to receive the discounted rate.
Where can I access this service?
Speech pathology services can be carried out in the clinic, home or school environment. Please note that before our therapists can attend a risk assessment of the intended location of service will need to be completed.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring any relevant medical documentation including imaging, xrays, specialist reports, medication lists or any other information that you deem relevant to your current complaint.
If the appointment is being paid by a third party eg NDIS please bring appropriate documentation including referral, claim number, insurance details.
Private health card and Medicare card for on the spot claiming.