Mater Health

Speech pathologists are experts in the assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders.

Our adult speech pathologists can assist with:

  • swallowing assessment and management for adults who have difficulty eating and drinking
  • education for carers who provide mealtime support for adults who require additional support and/or intervention with their mealtime skills.
  • assessment and recommendations for communication technology and assistive or augmentative communication devices to ensure that adults are able to communicate

Our paediatric speech pathologists can assist with:

  • feeding and swallowing - assessment and treatment for infants, children and adolescents
  • transition to oral feeding
  • feeding therapy programs (jointly with occupational therapists and dietitians)
  • receptive and expressive language delay (assessment and therapy)
  • augmentative or alternative communication support and advice
  • early language stimulation strategies (individual or groups)
  • screening for speech and language delay.