About Adult Speech Therapy

Our Core Purpose:

To improve our client’s lives through helping them to successfully communicate in their own way and enjoy eating and drinking in a safe manner.

Adult Speech Therapy was founded by Vanessa Sciacca over a decade ago. She has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents for over 30 years.

Vanessa wanted to create a practice that was able to meet the specific needs of adults and adolescents on the Central Coast. This vision has now grown to provide the same specialised service in Melbourne.

Vanessa had a vision of creating a professional and friendly practice that assists clients and their families. She also wanted to develop a team of clinicians who are supported to provide the best services for any client seeking our services.

The Adult Speech Therapy team now has Speech Pathologists, Allied Health Assistants and Administration assistants based in multiple states of Australia.

Our team of speech pathologists offer specific services for:

  • Parkinson’s voice (including maintenance groups)
  • Voice problems
  • Neuro affirming practice for ASD (autism)
  • Assessment and management of swallowing difficulties
  • Aphasia and speech problems following stroke
  • Communication difficulties from brain injury
  • Alternative communication (AAC)
  • Chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction
  • Social communication skills
  • Literacy
  • Functional neurological disorders

Adult Speech Therapy is passionate, and purpose driven about the work that we do. We are a small team of motivated professionals ready to help you live an enriched and meaningful life. Our team provides a personalised service and will support you to realise and achieve meaningful goals.

Our core values are:

Honestly, we care

We are generous.
We communicate in a clear and honest way.
Our workplace is safe and nurturing, a place where things can be said and nothing sticks.

Strive to become better

We are always prepared to give it a go.
We are humble, open-minded and flexible.
Good enough, isn’t good enough.
We are committed to growth and learning, both personally and collectively.

Create memorable moments

We make memorable positive first impressions.
We are friendly and fun.
We make things personal by being genuine.

Make it happen

We do what we say we will do.
Transparency – extreme ownership.
We celebrate wins of our clients and team.

Our services focus on adults and adolescents.

We support people to be able to communicate to get their message across; and to enjoy eating and drinking safely.

Our team only provides services to adults and adolescents. This means that we have therapists that love working with this age group. They have the knowledge and experience to be experts in their chosen fields.

We understand the life-stages including:

  • Transitions out of school and into the workforce
  • Moving out of home
  • Managing a family
  • Working
  • Retirement and
  • Looking to volunteer

We are committed to providing therapy that has evidence behind it.

Our therapists continue their education and learning to remain up to date with the newest evidence and therapeutic techniques.

Whether you are experiencing communication, speech, swallowing or voice difficulties due to:

  • A stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • A neurological condition such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
  • An intellectual disability,
  • Autism spectrum disorder or
  • Learning difficulties

We can assist you to achieve your goals.

Adult Speech Therapy
We are a small team of passionate, motivated and purpose driven professionals ready to help you live an enriched and meaningful life. Our team provides a personalised service and will support you to achieve meaningful goals.
We are registered NDIS providers and help NDIS participants achieve amazing outcomes for a range of speech related conditions.