Speech therapists at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of communication and swallowing difficulties in children and adults.

Speech pathologists may work with the following etiologies and disorders:

Adult:

  • Neurological diseases (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Acquired brain injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury and stroke)
  • Aphasia/dysphasia
  • Dysarthria
  • Trauma
  • Oncology (head and neck cancer)
  • Voice disorders (e.g. vocal fold nodules)

Paediatric:

  • Cognitive/linguistic disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Speech difficulties
  • Language difficulties
  • Semantic-pragmatic disorder
  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cleft palate/lip
  • Syndromes and other genetic conditions (e.g. Down Syndrome)

Both :

  • Dysarthria
  • Swallowing (dysphagia) and feeding disorders
  • Fluency disorders/stuttering
  • Voice disorders (e.g. vocal fold nodules)
  • Central auditory processing disorder