Speech Pathology

Our speech pathologists are experts in addressing challenges with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing.

Working with you and your support network, our speech pathologists offer:

We offer speech pathology in group or individual sessions. We always work towards the goals set by you.

Our speech pathologists work closely with occupational therapistsphysiotherapists and exercise physiologists to ensure a holistic approach to services.

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Our therapy approach: Goal Directed Training

Working towards a goal that you set for yourself makes therapy more fun and effective. Goal Directed Training (GDT) is Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s therapy approach to improving daily life independence and overall functional performance. It is activity-based, where the individual chooses a goal that is important to them.
Find out how our multi-disciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and exercise physiologists can work with you to set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) goals.
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This service can be funded by your NDIS package

  • Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living (Category 15)

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Frequently asked questions

Infants 12 months or younger are eligible if they have the following:

  • Clinical history indicating risk for cerebral palsy


Risk factors include (but not limited to) prematurity, birth defects, genetic conditions, intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischaemia, seizures, neonatal stroke, infection

  • Abnormal neuroimaging-MRI or Cranial Ultrasound (CUS) indicative of possible motor impairment
  • Motor dysfunction

 

This might include abnormal General Movements, very low scores on standardised assessment (e.g. below 10th percentile on AIMS), poor head control after 3 months, hand asymmetry after 4 months, not able to take weight through feet after 5 months, not sitting at 9 months.

Priority will be given to infants who have not previously seen a neurologist.