Speech Pathology

Our Speech Pathologist team provide assessment and therapy to assist with:

Speech

  • Saying sounds and words clearly
  • Stuttering (difficulties with speech flow)
  • Voice concerns

Language

  • Expressing ideas, asking questions, making requests
  • Appropriate word use (vocabulary development)
  • Forming grammatically correct sentences
  • Understanding what is said and following instructions
  • High level language skills e.g. listening skills, verbal reasoning and problem solving

Social Communication

  • Social use of language e.g. understanding humour, social rituals and conversation skills
  • Non-verbal communication e.g. eye contact, gestures
  • Play skills e.g. turn taking, joint attention, sharing
  • Understanding and expressing emotions

Comprehensive speech-language Assessments

Our team are able to use standardised and non-standardised measures to assess specific aspects of speech, spoken and non-spoken language and social communication. These assessments can be used to diagnose a communication disorder/delay, inform therapy and to make appropriate recommendations to other specialists.

Mealtime Management and Assessment

Our team offers comprehensive Mealtime Assessments, including recommendations and training for family and/or staff on individualised Mealtime Management Plans. We can:

  • Assess swallowing function at mealtimes
  • Assess mealtime practices and behaviours
  • Make recommendations on mealtime positioning, techniques, postures and saliva management
  • Make referrals to other professionals, if required

We are a mobile service so mealtime assessments take place in the comfort of the person’s own environment.

For more information, call 1300 372 747 or email info@ehs.org.au

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