Speech pathology

Uniquely tailored support for people with Acquired Brain Injury and other Neurological Conditions

At One Rehabilitation Service, Speech Pathology programs are designed to provide you with strategies to increase your confidence and competence with communication, language and/or swallowing ability so that you can participate in your usual (or new) social situations, activities, and routines. 

Communication is integral to our lives, the activities we participate in, the roles we play, and the relationships we have with others. Disruptions to our communication and social skills can have a significant impact on our ability to return to our usual roles and activities. This in turn can have a big impact on confidence, self-esteem, independence, and identity.

Speech Pathology can assist you if you are having problems with communicating, or if you are experiencing difficulty undertaking every day activities that involve written or verbal communication including:

  • Having a conversation or asking for help
  • Paying bills or filling out forms
  • Reading emails
  • Using the phone or watching TV
  • Ordering a meal

“Speech Pathology sessions can be held at the ONE Rehabilitation Clinic, at home, the gym or anywhere in the wider community”

Speech Pathology assists with:  

  • Difficulties with speaking
  • Eating and drinking difficulties
  • Understanding, and/or using language
  • Listening
  • Social skills
  • Stuttering
  • Reading, writing and using your voice.

We provide solutions which will assist you to gain more independence, and help you to return to your recreational activities, work and study.

We provide a person-centered approach to ensure each Speech Pathology program is tailored to your individual needs. Our therapists help you to set and achieve your plan and goals.

What is Speech Pathology?

Speech Pathology is a health discipline which provides assessment, diagnosis, therapy and support for people who have communication and swallowing difficulties.

Benefits

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Increased ability to participate in recreation and leisure activities

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Better relationships and connections with your friends and family

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Improved ability and confidence to eat and drink resulting in increased pleasure and ability to socialise

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Increased ability to join in on conversations

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Increased participation in work or study

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Increased confidence and self-esteem

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Improved memory

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Increased social interaction

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Increased independence

Our Programs PROVIDE

  • Support with assessment, provision and use of alternative and augmentative communication for people with difficulties speaking and writing e.g. using pictures, technology to support understanding and expression of language.
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
  • Assistance with swallowing problems (Dysphagia) including referral for objective swallowing assessment (Modified Barium Swallow).
  • Assistance with slurred and imprecise speech (Dysarthria).
  • Help with acquired language disorders e.g. Aphasia including treatment for word finding difficulty, reading, writing and understanding speech.
  • Help with social communication difficulties – communicating for social purpose and following rules for conversation.
  • Help with cognitive communication disorders e.g. organising thoughts, being able to process and follow conversations, planning, reasoning, paying attentions, remembering and problem solving.
  • Help with voice disorders including joint ENT Assessment.

Our team of Speech Pathologists

Jo Smidt

Jo Smidt

Principal Speech Pathologist

Robyn Armstrong

Robyn Armstrong

Senior Speech Pathologist

Cea Georgeson

Cea Georgeson

Senior Speech Pathologist

Get in Touch

65 Anzac Highway, Ashford SA 5035