Services


Children

I provide assessment and intervention for speech and language disorders in preschool and and school aged children.

Assessment
- Information from GP's, specialists, care providers and family/carers.
- Completion of questionnaire prior to or during the initial consultation.
- Formal and informal communication assessments and reporting.
- Oral Motor Assessments. - Trial of assistive technologies (alternative communication devices and apps, reading pens etc).


Intervention
- Individual therapy programs targeting identified deficits including articulation, phonological processing, pre- literacy skills, social language skills, fluency and expressive and receptive language skills.
- Provision of home and school therapy programs.
- Provision of education to families and caregivers, teachers and facilities. - Provision of alternative communication systems.



Adults

I provide assessment and intervention for stroke and other neurological disorders (eg MND, dementia, Parkinsons Disease) which may be the cause for:

Swallowing Disorders (Oral or Pharyngeal Dysphagia) - including mealtime behavioural issues, difficulty chewing, moving food around the mouth, swallowing, gagging, choking or coughing when swallowing.

Communication Disorders - including receptive and expressive language (aphasia), difficulty getting the message from the brain to the mouth (apraxia) and reduced intelligibility of speech (dysarthria).

Assessment is provided through:
- Information from GP's, specialists, care providers and family/carers.
- Completion of questionnaire prior to initial consultation.
- Formal and informal assessments.
- Oral Motor Assessments, Mealtime assessments, Swallowing assessments and Video Fluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS). - Trial of assistive technologies (alternative communication devices and apps, such as text to talk, eye gaze systems etc).

Intervention is provided through:
- Diet Modification
- Compensatory strategies
- Therapy exercises and home programs
- Providing Education to individuals, families, care givers, and/ or groups - Prescription, set up and support of assistive communication devices and applications.