Few areas of development are as integral to a person’s wellbeing as the ability to communicate. Yet for many people with intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, hearing impairment, swallowing disorders and social anxiety, effective verbal communication can be a significant challenge. Unfortunately, for people with social difficulties and diagnoses, the frustrations that stem from the inability to clearly and effectively communicate their needs and wishes can worsen behavioral issues, erode self-confidence and cause social isolation.
Speech pathology is a specialised allied health discipline that diagnoses and treats communication disorders, which may manifest as difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding, reading, writing, social skills and appropriate use of voice. Depending on a person’s specific needs and challenges – which are often elucidated by feedback from friends, parents and other healthcare professionals – a speech pathologist may devise exercises to overcome both physical and psychological causes of impaired communication (e.g. stuttering caused by anxiety). A speech pathologist will also progressively teach a person new skills, such as effective listening, to enhance communication. For NDIS participants, working with a speech pathologist can transform all life areas, from play and social interaction to learning and academic performance, and enable more satisfying interaction with the world around them.
Services offered by Soaring Health speech pathologists
- Speech and language assessment
- Fun and engaging, practical, personalised intervention programs
Where are you located?
Thomastown & Craigieburnclinics. We provide home & telehealth consultations all over Melbourne.
Common conditions that may be treated or managed with speech pathology
- Articulation difficulties
- Phonological disorders
- Language delay and disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Stuttering/fluency disorders
- Voice disorder
- Central auditory processing disorder
- Pragmatic language impairment
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
Speech Pathology Clinical Consultations
We have designed our clinics to ensure that the Soaring Health experience is seamless, welcoming and therapeutic for clients with varying needs and abilities. Facilities such as ramps, wide corridors, hand rails, large change rooms and selected furniture enable seamless access to our state-of-the-art therapy rooms, which are equipped with all the resources required to provide you with a goal-driven, therapeutic consultation.
In Home Speech Pathology
Soaring Health’s in-home services enable you to access the treatment and care you require in the comfort of your own home. In-home services also enable our Speech Pathologists to see your home environment and provide you with practical advice, recommendations and personalised do-it-yourself therapy to optimise your level of functioning. To find out whether home services are available in your area, please call our friendly team on (03) 9013-5987.
Community Speech Pathology
Your Soaring Health practitioners are experienced in providing community consultations at community centres, respite centres, schools, aged care facilities and kindergartens. Soaring Health practitioners have the required training and authorisations to provide medical therapeutic services at these centres. Seeing our clients in these settings allows us to work on community participation goals, behavioural support plans and social interactions in different dynamic and real-life environments. Please speak to your Soaring Health practitioner about community consultations.
Soaring Health provided telehealth consultations well before the COVID pandemic. We have refined remote consultations to deliver seamless, secure, easy-to-join telehealth appointments while providing the same level of treatment service you’d receive with an in-person consultation. Connecting with your Soaring Health practitioner really is as simple as clicking a button, no matter where you are. As well as bypassing travel and mobility limitations, telehealth is recommended for clients with a compromised immune system. We strive to make your treatment experience as safe and convenient as possible.