progressive neurological conditions

Many conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions can affect swallowing, saliva management, as well as causing speech difficulties and voice changes.

We will listen to your concerns and provide an individualised assessment based on your needs. 

We can help you address difficulties with swallowing, speech, voice or saliva management in many ways. 

Often education is the first step, so you understand why you are experiencing these changes. 

We will provide you with strategies you can apply straightaway, whether your goal is to speak more clearly, control saliva, improve your voice or to explore alternative means of communication if necessary. 

We can also provide therapy where this is indicated. 

If your concern is swallowing, breathing or your cough strength we can show you how respiration training can help with any of these areas. 

Therapy may be effective if your voice is not strong or you feel that your speech is not as clear as it used to be. 

We are passionate about providing a wholistic approach to all of our clients and use treatments that are proven for your condition. 

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Communication

We can help you achieve your independence in communication and participate fully in conversations.

Swallowing Difficulties

Comprehensive assessment and a tailored management plan for swallowing problems to improve your quality of life and enjoyment of food and fluids.

Parkinson's disease

Do you have speech and voice changes from your Parkinson’s disease? Do you want to control saliva and your improve swallowing difficulties? Find out about proven and effective treatments.

Voice disorders

Brief sessions of voice therapy with an experienced therapist can make a significant difference to your voice quality and allow you to enjoy communicating again with a strong voice.

Traumatic brain injury

Following a brain injury, you may have experienced slurred speech, communication problems, cognitive (thinking) difficulties or challenges with social skills for home, community and work that are affecting your ability to return to your previous life.

Stroke

Word finding difficulties, unclear speech, reading, writing/spelling and the ability to express yourself can be improved with targeted therapy that is focused on your goals combined with the support of your family.

Contact us today to find out more about our speech pathology services on the Central Coast.​