Speech Therapy

Speech therapists 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:

  • 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
  • Cognitive/linguistic disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Oral and verbal dyspraxia
  • Trauma
  • Oncology (head and neck cancer)
  • Dementia
  • Swallowing (dysphagia) and feeding disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Speech difficulties
  • Language difficulties
  • Literacy difficulties
  • Fluency disorders/stuttering
  • Voice disorders (e.g. vocal fold nodules)
  • Semantic-pragmatic disorder
  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cleft palate/lip
  • Craniofacial syndromes and deformities
  • Central auditory processing disorder
  • Syndromes and other genetic conditions (e.g. Down Syndrome)