Speech Pathology

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Speech Pathology

Communication and swallowing are natural processes that are integral to a person’s wellbeing. Yet for many people (e.g., with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, progressive neurological conditions, and hearing impairment), communication and swallowing can be challenging. These difficulties can trigger a cascade of behavioural, emotional, social, and medical consequences. For example, in a child with expressive language difficulties, feelings of frustration that stem from not being able to communicate effectively may fuel behavioural issues at school, confidence erosion, and social isolation. Language difficulties can also make learning at home and school more difficult for the child and more taxing for their families/care providers. An adult with swallowing difficulties who is at a heightened risk of choking may experience anxiety around mealtimes and may reduce their intake of food (leading to malnutrition) and increase avoidance of social eating situations (leading to social withdrawal).

Speech Pathologists are Allied Health professionals who assess and manage communication and swallowing impairments in people across the lifespan (from birth to older age). They have expertise to help children, adults, their families and carers/professional staff in the areas of: speaking, listening, reading, writing, social skills, voice, fluency, and swallowing. Assessment and management is tailored to a person’s individual needs, taking into consideration their wishes and environment. Speech Pathologists work collaborative with other healthcare, education, and support staff to provide holistic services that align with each individual’s choices/goals for their own lives. Examples of speech pathology interventions include: education, alternative and augmentative communication, exercises and learning programs to improve areas of difficulty, developing compensatory strategies to supplement and support therapy. 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.

Available Locations

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35-37 Mahoney's Road, Reservoir 3073 (03) 9013 5987
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60 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn VIC 3064 (03) 9013 5987
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139 Williamsons Rd, Templestowe Lower (03) 9013 5987
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54 Main Street, Thomastown VIC 3074 (03) 9013 5987

Healthcare Funding Types


If you’re living with a disability, you’re probably familiar with the challenges of accessing the help you need. Not only can the required frequency of therapy can make paying fees unaffordable, funding provisions and onerous application processes can further delay treatment. At Soaring Health, we recognize the importance of accessing the therapeutic services you need, when you need them. As a registered NDIS provider, Soaring Health’s practitioners treat eligible participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). What’s more, our community coordinator and customer service team are well-versed in NDIS requirements and can help you to fast-track access to appropriate treatment.


When you suffer chronic pain and persistent medical conditions, it can be hard to keep up with healthcare costs. Financial worries may cause you to forgo treatment that would relieve debilitating symptoms and improve your level of functioning and quality of life. At Soaring Health, we believe in removing barriers to you receiving the treatment you need. In the case of chronic pain lasting six months or more, we can provide fully bulk-billed treatment for up to five visits per year under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management plan or CDM (formerly called an EPC), so you can access the treatment services you need, when you need them, without being out of pocket.


Motor vehicle injuries can vary in severity from minor to life-changing. At Soaring Health, we strive to resolve all injuries caused by transport accidents and collisions. The services available to TAC clients at Soaring Health have been purposefully selected and tailored to address the physical, mental and emotional effects of injuries caused by road trauma. Part of our dedicated community division, this program of services is also designed to relieve the financial burden of your accident and ensure that you receive the treatment you need, when you need it, without out-of-pocket fees. You can access our services through the TAC as soon as you have a claim number, meaning you can dedicate your full focus to making an efficient and satisfying recovery.

My Aged Care

Many people associate the Australian government’s My Aged Care program purely with practical assistance with daily tasks and activities. But if you’re aged over 65, you may also be able to access Soaring Health services such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and home services fee-free through My Aged Care provisions, to enable you to maintain or regain capacities necessary for daily living, and relieve pain and conditions that may otherwise compromise your quality of life. Depending on your circumstances, you may ask your case manager to request these services as part of your support package.


Workplace accidents causing serious injury can be devastating. One minute you’re earning a reliable income. The next you’re plagued by uncertainty over when, or even whether, you’ll be able to return to work – not to mention navigating daily life with pain and physical limitations and facing out-of-pocket medical costs or delaying necessary treatment until your claims are processed. Part of the answer to how well you’ll recover depends on receiving the treatment you need, when you need it, and having a collaborative and integrated team of healthcare professionals who can work together to optimise your recovery and support your return to work and daily life.


Serving to protect one's country is a significant human act, but it can lead to lasting physical and mental challenges for veterans. Soaring Health works with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide veterans with comprehensive care at no cost to them, helping them return to civilian life. Eligible individuals can schedule an appointment by presenting their Veteran Card.
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