Solving swallowing difficulties

Comprehensive dysphagia therapy on the central coast

Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) can result after any injury or illness that affects the brain’s ability to control the processes involved in swallowing.

Dysphagia can be managed and improved, with therapy and strategies tailored to suit your individual circumstances. 

Although we may swallow around 700-900 times a day without thinking about it, when swallowing is disrupted, we realise how complicated the process really is. It can have a significant impact on your enjoyment of food and drink. Our goal is to make you feel safe to eat and drink again.

As experienced and well trained Speech Pathologists, we can show you  therapy and strategies that can improve your quality of life. So, if you require dysphagia therapy, get in touch with Vanessa Sciacca Adult Speech Pathology and book an appointment.

Dysphagia therapy you can trust

Adult Speech Pathology provides services for clients experiencing swallowing difficulties across the Central Coast. The reasons for your swallowing difficulties will first be diagnosed, then a personalised treatment plan is created.

Your treatment plan may involve advice on food textures, strategies to eat and drink more safely or  swallowing exercises. This will help to improve your swallow and will make eating and drinking safer and enjoyable. Further referral for diagnostic tests may also be required, and we will always liaise closely with your GP and treating healthcare team to ensure the most appropriate management.

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Saliva management

Adult Speech Pathology can also help with saliva management, an embarrasing problem you don’t need to put up with.  We will identify the underlying cause of this, with  treatment focused on teaching you ways to control your saliva problem.

There is no need to put up with drooling and the embarrassment it causes.

Our Services


Benefit from a variety of strategies or direct therapy that will address the barriers that you have with communication. Through sessions that are specific to your needs, develop the confidence so you able to communicate effectively with others

Swallowing Difficulties

Improve your swallowing and eat and drink comfortably. Receive a thorough assessment of your swallowing difficulties. From there, we will tailor a customised treatment that elevates your quality of life

Parkinson's disease

Treat your speech, voice and swallowing difficulties stemming from Parkinson’s Disease. Ensure you are heard and understood clearly with our effective treatments.

Voice disorders

Get your voice sounding the way it should. Recover your voice with tailored sessions with our experienced Speech Pathologists.

Traumatic brain injury

We have years of experience working with people with brain injuries. Improve your speech, communication, social skills, memory, study skills and thinking ability.


Gain control back of your communication skills. Improve your word finding difficulties, unclear speech, reading, writing/spelling and the ability to express yourself.

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

Speech Pathology, adults, communication/speech/voice/swallowing difficulties, word finding problems, reading or writing difficulties, memory problems, alternative communication devices, disability, Parkinson's disease, stroke rehabilitation, brain injury, MS.