Adults may experience problems with communication, speech, swallowing, voice and thinking for a number of reasons. These include stroke, brain injury (such as after a car accident), head and neck cancer, progressive diseases like Dementia or Parkinsons disease. With voice problems, the reasons are often varied.
With over 30 years of experience we have the skills and knowledge to help you with any communication, speech, voice or swallowing difficulties no matter what the cause.
You want to know that the therapy you receive is the most up-to-date and uses techniques and practices that are proven.
Your therapy sessions will be tailored to meet your specific needs.
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Everyone is different and your goals will differ depending on your condition and life situation. Your therapist will assess the breakdowns and strengths in your communication and work with you to maximise your communication ability in your daily activities.
We will work at your pace, helping you to achieve what is important to you. We treat each of our clients with individual attention and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Our methods of therapy vary according to what we know will work and your preferences. Traditional face to face therapy may be combined with computer-based therapy, the use of iPad apps, education of family members or using real life examples and situations.
Telehealth is also available, so therapy can be carried out in your home. This means that therapy can continue safely but is also useful for people living in rural areas who can’t access a Speech Pathologist or just to provide some extra therapy in between appointments.
We can also travel to your home, workplace or group home/day program on the Central Coast if required (at extra cost). We also visit a number of aged care facility visits, where we deliver assessments and therapy sessions.
Our team is skilled in assessing the need and recommending the type of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system that will work for you. We provide follow-up visits to support the use of your of your system in your familiar surroundings as well as provide staff training in the chosen system to make sure everyone is working together.