Speech pathology for children

Our paediatric speech pathologists are passionate about working with children to target the following areas:

  • Speech (intelligibility/clarity).
  • Expressive language (use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning).
  • Receptive language (understanding).
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC), e.g., iPad.
  • Fussy eating, problematic feeding and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).
  • Reading/writing (literacy).
  • Diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Education for parents and carers to maximise learning outcomes

Your child may benefit from speech pathology if they:

  • Doesn’t laugh, squeal or look toward sound at 6 months of age.
  • Have limited babbling at 9 months of age.
  • Do not point or use gestures at 12 months of age.
  • No first word, or doesn’t respond to “no” or “bye-bye” at 15 months of age.
  • Do not use at least 6-10 words consistently by 18 months of age.
  • Do not follow simple instructions by 20 months of age.
  • Have a vocab of less than 50 words or have a reduced interest in social interaction by 24 months of age.
  • Do not use simple sentences by 36 months of age.

Other Concerns

  • Picky/fussy eater, limited to 4-5 foods, gagging on certain textures
  • Difficulties with transitions
  • Repetitive or perseverative behaviours
  • Nil interest in communicating
  • Drooling excessively
  • Stutters consistently, for longer than 6 months

Speech pathology for adults

Connect Allied Health provide speech pathology services for adults who have a disability or post a range of medical issues, including intellectual disability, stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurological diseases (such as Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease), and many others, to target a range of areas including:

  • Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).
  • Speech (intelligibility/clarity).
  • Expressive language (use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning).
  • Receptive language (understanding).
  • Voice.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC), e.g., iPad.

You may benefit from speech pathology if you:

  • Cough when eating or drinking (referred to as aspiration).
  • Have difficulties ‘finding’ the right words.
  • Have difficulties understanding language.
  • Have unclear speech (reduced intelligibility).
  • We can provide mobile services to visit your home or Residential Aged Care facility.

Our Process

1

Contact

Call our friendly team on 08 8337 8770

2

Evaluation

Discuss individual needs, goals and preferences

3

Assistance

Discuss options for funding

4

Placement

Client is paired with appropriate clinician according to individual needs

5

Schedule

Confirm preferred days and times for therapy

6

Confirmation

Sign consent forms and service agreements

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Speech Pathology with Connect Allied Health

Speech Pathologist’s have the ability to improve a patient’s communication skills and treat their speech disorders. Our staff have the capacity to provide you with a Speech Pathologist  in both Adelaide and South Australia with the use of their mobile clinic. Through this service the patient will improve their condition and confidence. We specialise in providing medical professionals to help improve your speech and wellbeing. The professionals that can be included, but not limited to, in these services are Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Podiatry and Occupational Therapists. The inclusion of  Speech Pathologist Adelaide and the other variety of medical professionals, will allow for you to build upon your development. Connect Allied Health has the capability to oversee and control the whole process.

The Service Provided by a Speech Pathologist Adelaide

The service provided can be conducted on a mobile basis, making our treatments available across South Australia. The speech pathologist will analyse the capabilities of the patient and then further determine the short term and long term goals for the patient. Additionally, they will provide any information they deem necessary to family members or a carer. Furthermore these techniques will enable the patient to treat their disorder away from the clinic, subsequently making the treatment more effective. The major goal for the Speech Pathologist Adelaide is to determine the key issues the patient has and then providing techniques that they can use at home to improve their condition. As a result The service will be monitored by Connect Allied Health.

The Benefits of  Speech Pathologist Adelaide

The Speech Pathologist Adelaide will enable you to access a variety of treatment plans. We are skilled in providing you with the appropriate professional to match your health concerns. Subsequently, we will be able to provide you with access to a variety of professionals, which in turn will increase your capabilities and potential. A major benefit of working with us is that you will be supported through the entire process, whilst subsequently being provided with a quality Speech Pathologist.
Connect Allied Health will provide a range of professionals to you. Contact us now on 0400 590 831.

Call and speak to our amazing Speech Pathologists today