speech pathology
after a stroke

We’re about restoring conversations….

If you have had a stroke, you may be experiencing the frustration of communication difficulties. 

Communication difficulties after a stroke (aphasia) may affect your ability to:

  • Think of words you want to say
  • Plan what you want to say
  • Spell words and read, whether that be a text or a whole book.
  • Follow conversations and understand instructions
  • Use a computer, count money or write an email. 

Speech difficulties after a stroke (dysarthria) may affect your ability to:

  • Speak clearly and be understood
  • Use a loud, clear voice
  • Use expression in your voice and not run out of breath
  • Be understood over the telephone

Thinking after stroke (cognitive changes) may affect your ability to:

  • Remember what you have heard
  • Remember phone numbers, people’s names, places
  • Remember details in messages. 

These are all areas that we have successfully treated for others just like you who had the same difficulties.

Primary Progressive Aphasia:

This is an area of Speech Pathology which Vanessa has a strong interest in and provides specialised assessment and treatment. Vanessa works in conjunction with neurologists to provide comprehensive services that can start soon after diagnosis. 

Various language and speech difficulties arise from primary progressive aphasia, with treatment tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our Services


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.


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.​