What we do
A speech pathologist (also known as a speech language pathologist) is trained to assess and treat a range of communication and swallowing problems that can occur across the lifespan.
Prior to your appointment you may be asked a range of questions and/or asked to fill out a range of questionnaires so we can plan the most appropriate assessment for you. We will also send you information and resources to access telehealth services if you choose.
In the assessment you will be asked about your symptoms, past history of the problem and what, if any, other assessments or treatments you have had. We will conduct a range of assessments so we can diagnose your difficulty and establish a baseline for future comparisons and outcome measurement. We will then discuss and trial different treatment options with you.
At the end of the session you will be given a recommendation for treatment and home practice activities to start the treatment process. You may also be recommended to see an ENT or other medical specialist to gain more information for treatment planning or determine a medical diagnosis of your problem.
Throughout your therapy journey, we will regularly assess your progress towards your goals. A final review or discharge session is arranged when you feel you have met your goals and/or achieved the best outcome for your individual circumstances.
At all times in the assessment and treatment process, we communicate with you and involve any other relevant parties as needed, including your doctors and other relevant professionals to provide you with holistic, evidence-based care.learn more