Speech pathology

Speech pathology

Speech pathology helps diagnose and treat people who have difficulty with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

This type of therapy is provided by a speech pathologist, who uses assessment tools to make a diagnosis and create an individual treatment plan for each client.

Speech pathologists work with many different people with lots of different challenges. They can help you to:

  • understand what others are saying
  • find the right words in conversation
  • improve your speech
  • understand why your voice sounds different
  • address swallowing, eating or drinking difficulties
  • treat coughs, choking or chest infections related to eating and drinking.

They often help people who have difficulty communicating because of a stroke, brain injury, learning or intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia, and other problems that can affect speech and language or create difficulties swallowing food and drink safely.

How much does it cost?

You may be eligible for services through a government-funded program such as the Commonwealth Home Support Program or a Home Care Package.

Alternatively, we offer all our speech therapy services at a competitive hourly rate, with no need for a government assessment or subsidy. These services are available to people of any age. This means that you can purchase the care you need, when you need it.

Find out more about costs and eligibility.

How do I get this service?

For more details on our service, please contact us on 1300 295 673.

You can also email us at enquiries@rdns.org.au.

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To check your options see costs & eligibility.

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