SPEECH PATHOLOGY

SPEECH PATHOLOGY: Father helping child to read

Our paediatric speech pathologists are skilled in assisting your child from birth to 18 years to communicate, eat and play. Our adult based speech pathologists are also skill in assisting those that have trouble with swallowing as well as cognitive difficulties that may have arisen from medical conditions such as stroke or Parkinson’s. Make an appointment or contact us for home visits and fast appointment times.

FOR ADULTS

Our adult-based Speech Pathologists can help with the following areas:

  • Swallowing and eating difficulties (dysphagia).
  • Speech and articulation.
  • Expressive language (use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning).
  • Receptive language (understanding).
  • Voice therapy
  • Functional communication (augmentative and alternative communication, e.g., iPad).
  • Tracheostomy.
  • Improve the appearance of texture-modified foods, including appealing recipes for smoothly pureed diets
FOR CHILDREN

Our Paediatric Speech Pathologists specialise in: Hanen Autism, Talktools, Social skills, Articulation & Stuttering programs assisting your child to groe/ Our paediatric speech pathologists are passionate about working with children to help with the following areas:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (including diagnostics).
  • Speech clarity
  • Expressive language (use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning).
  • Receptive language (understanding).
  • Functional communication (augmentative and alternative communication, e.g. Proloque2Go, iPad).
  • Reading/writing (literacy).
  • Ongoing education for parents and carers to maximise learning potential.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Child coloring

Our Occupational Therapists help clients achieve their full potential. We can assist with self-care tasks, fine motor skills, home modifications or adaptive equipment. Make an appointment or find us at our clinic location conveniently located within the inner east Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.

FOR ADULTS

Our occupational therapists are passionate about helping clients improve their independence, participation, engagement and well-being, mobility and thereby improving your quality of life. Our highly-qualified OTs are skilled to:

  • Assess and supply equipment for Activities of Daily Living (ADL) e.g. toilet raise, gait aids, back washers, pick up sticksz
  • Assess and modify clients’ homes and/or community environments to improve safety and independence and prevent falls e.g. ramps/ rails
  • Improve function in clients with dementia
  • Improve upper limbs function, coordination and movement
  • strategies to conserve energy

FOR CHILDREN

Our paediatric occupational therapists are skilled to help in the following areas:

  • Gross motor skills (such as standing, walking, running, and sitting upright. They also include hand-eye coordination, e.g., throwing, catching and kicking).
  • Fine motor skills (coordination of hands and fingers, e.g., doing up buttons and zips, using pencils, writing, and tying shoelaces).
  • Sensory processing e.g., sensitivities to loud noises or light, movement seeking, and meltdowns
  • Attending and concentrating.
  • Self-care tasks, e.g., toileting and dressing.
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Handwriting

DIETETICS

Dietitians: Cutting board with vegetables
Our Accredited Practising Dietitians are passionate about promoting health, illness prevention and treatment and achieving optimal nutrition to our clients in Melbourne.  We offer dietetics for children e.g. fussy eating, underweight, obesity as well as Dietetics for adults e.g. diabetes education, dietary and nutrition advice.

Our dietitians are skilled to help with:

  • Gastrointestinal issues e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, food intolerances, Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis,
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diabetes education and management strategies.
  • Women’s Nutrition e.g. Pregnancy, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Lactation, Endometriosis, Menopause
  • Weight management strategies.
  • Dietary plans targeting cardiac rehabilitation, e.g., cholesterol management.
  • Dietary management of kidney and liver failure.
  • Dietary advice to optimise strength and recovery post falls, surgery or fracture (osteoporosis).
  • Maintaining nutrition through cancer treatment.
  • Assessing individual nutritional needs.
  • Dysphagia- in conjunction with speech pathology assesment for difficulty with chewing, swallowing
  • Developing personalised eating plans following acquired brain injuries and stroke.
  • Targeting unintentional weight loss, decreased appetite or low oral intake.
  • Meeting nutritional requirements (post-surgical clients, oncology, trauma).

WE COME TO YOU

Our specialists are able to attend your home, place of business, aged care facility, childs school or kindergarten in the following locations:

  • Altona
  • Altona Meadows
  • Altona North
  • Ascot Vale
  • Ashburton
  • Balwyn
  • Boxhill
  • Brooklyn
  • Camberwell
  • Canterbury
  • City of Boroondara
  • City of Hobsons Bay
  • City of Maribyrnong
    • Docklands
    • Flemington
    • Footscray
    • West Footscray
    • Glen Iris
    • Hawthorn
    • Kensington
    • Kew
    • Kingsville
    • South Kingsville
    • Maidstone
    • Maribyrnong
    • Melbourne City
    • Newport
    • North Melbourne
    • North Williamstown
    • Port Melbourne
    • Seddon
    • South Melbourne
    • Spotswood
    • Sunshine
    • Sunshine West
    • Surrey Hills
    • Toorak
    • West Melbourne
    • Williamstown
    • Yarraville

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