NDIS Speech Pathology in Alfords Point

Our speech pathology team in Alfords Point is passionate about delivering the best outcomes to adults, teenagers and children with disability living in and around Alfords Point.

We will get to know you, what you want to achieve and what’s currently getting in your way, so that we can create the most effective plan to help you build your skills and confidence to overcome these barriers and achieve your full potential.

We are highly experienced in supporting adults, teenagers and children with speech impediments and developmental speech delays. We can also help make mealtimes safer and more enjoyable for those who have swallowing difficulties.

Supporting you the Everyday Way

We come to you or your loved one at home, school, work or other places in your community places where you like to spend time because the places that matter most to you, are the best places to build up skills and confidence – you’re putting what you learn to practice right away.  No matter where you are in your journey, we’ll help remove the barriers getting int he way of you communicating, so you can achieve your full potential. This is the Everyday Way we deliver our services.

Our highly trained speech pathologists will tailor your therapy to suit your needs and circumstances. They will work harder to enhance your quality of life, increase your participating, independence, and overall well-being. We also build the skills help your support network, so that everyone is working towards a unified purpose and assisting you in the most effective way.

If achieving your goals requires more than speech pathology, our therapists work as team and can link you in with the relevant Everyday Independence therapists to help plan and provide your therapy support at the right time, so you can achieve your goals faster.

Your therapy package can include:

NDIS Speech Pathology services can help you with:

  • developing your communication using communication aids and other assistive technologies
  • overcoming difficulties, you are experiencing with your speech, writing, reading, listening, or understanding language
  • expressing yourself with family, friends, carers, colleagues, and other people in the community
  • chewing and swallowing food safely
  • working with your support network to build their skills so they can assist you to achieve your goals.

Speech Pathology FAQs

Why Choose Everyday Independence

Our team works harder to remove the barriers that are getting in the way of achieving your goals. We can also link you in with other therapists at Everyday Independence to help you achieve your goals sooner.

We'll build your skills and confidence to participate more in community life and make meaningful connections that help you expand your horizons and achieve your full potential.

We'll come to you to deliver therapy services in the places you spend your time. This includes your home, work, school, or other places in the community. We also offer telehealth.

We work with your support network such as family, teachers, employers, and support workers to build their skills, so that you’re all working towards a unified purpose - to help you achieve your goals.

We've been supporting people with disabilities for more than 24 years. We've been an accredited NDIS therapy provider since 2013.

We put you at the centre of your therapy, providing tailored support to help you achieve outcomes that are important to you.

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Speech Pathology Faqs

When you first meet with a Speech Pathologist we'll generally begin with a session to learn more about you, what's working and not working for you, and what a vision of success looks like.

This may include communicating with you or observing you communicate with others or conducting specific assessments of your abilities and needs. The two most common types of assessments we can conduct for you are:

Mealtime Assessment

  • we will visit you during mealtimes, working with you to understand the challenges you experience when eating and swallowing.
  • people who might benefit from this type of assessment include those who have had a stroke, have weakness on one side or overall musculature weakness, people who are coughing during their mealtimes, people who have a history of chest infections, people who want to be more independent with their mealtimes, or want to try a greater variety of foods.
  • Speech Pathologists can also work with Occupational Therapists at mealtimes to look at behaviours and sensory needs that may be impacting on your enjoyment of your mealtime. The Speech Pathologist may also suggest the equipment that would support you to be more independent at mealtimes.

Communication Assessment

  • Speech Pathologists can work with you across any environment you are in where you have trouble communicating with those around you, or where others experience difficulties communicating with you.
  • we can provide both formal standardised testing, where your strengths and weaknesses are assessed in comparison to your peers, as well as informal testing, during which we will assess your communication strengths and weaknesses compared to where you would like to be. Both types of assessment are equally important and valid, and sometimes we will do both.
  • we can also provide assessments on literacy development, speech sounds, stutters, and voice disorders.
  • a Speech Pathologist will gain an understanding of the reasons certain activities can be challenging for you. Investing time in gathering and sharing information with you and your support network is important. After the first meeting, we will provide you with a report or recommendations and then we can plan your sessions.

A Speech Pathologist can support you to manage issues involved in swallowing or eating.

We will visit you during mealtimes, working with you on support and strategies that can help you to be safe and enjoy your meals.
Children or adults who might benefit from this type of support include people who:

  • have had a stroke
  • have weakness on one side or overall musculature weakness
  • are coughing while eating or drinking
  • have a history of chest infections
  • want to be more independent with their mealtimes
  • want to try a greater variety of foods

Everyday Independence Speech Pathologists can also work with our Occupational Therapists at mealtimes to look at behaviours and sensory needs that may be impacting on your enjoyment of your mealtime, as well as looking at equipment that would support you t eat or drink more independently.

This type of support can help to increase your safety and independence during mealtimes, improve your enjoyment and help you to overcome the barrers that make it difficult for you to eat together with others.

Speech Pathologists can support you to access and use tools that will assist you to better communicate. This is known as communication technology or augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). It includes things like keyword sign, pictures, communication devices like PODD or NovaChat, communication books, and many other types of devices.

People who benefit from using communication technology are those who:

  • experience daily difficulties communicating their needs and wants to others
  • experience frustration due to others not understanding them
  • experience social exclusion because they can only be understood by a few people
  • require someone to interpret what they are trying to communicate

Communication technology is also very useful to support those who are developing their communication skills, but are not quite where they need to be to be independent. This includes people of all ages from young children learning to talk through to adults who have a disability or are recovering from injury or illness.

Communication technology can support the development of your communication skills, can increase your social inclusion and independence, and can reduce your levels of frustration around communicating. It can also reduce your vulnerability in society by providing you with a voice.

Our therapists keep up to date with the ever-changing developments in communication technology and can provide advice and guidance to find solutions that will meet your individual needs. We can also prepare reports for relevant funding bodies where required.

Speech Pathologists can support your learning by working with you, your family and your teachers to better understand your current strengths and weaknesses in regard to language and literacy skills.

We can provide formal and informal assessments to determine where you are at, and where you would like to be in terms of being understood and understanding others.

People who benefit from this kind of support are those who:

  • would like to improve their literacy skills
  • would like to be more independent when communicating with others
  • would like to reduce the frustration they may experience when others don’t understand them
  • would like to fill out forms and read important documents by themselves.

Speech Pathologists can work with you across any environment where you have trouble communicating with those around you, or where others experience difficulties communicating with you.

We can provide both formal standardised testing, in which your strengths and weaknesses are assessed in comparison to your peers, as well as informal testing that assesses your communication skills in relation to where you are at currently, and where you would like to be. Both types of assessment are equally important and valid, and sometimes we will do both.

Speech Pathologists can support you to express yourself and be understood better by those in your environment. Some things we might do to support you could be: individual therapy, group therapy, and working with those around you to develop their skills to better support you.

People who benefit from this kind of support are those who:

  • would like to be more independent when communicating with others
  • would like to reduce the frustration they may experience when others don’t understand them
  • would like to develop their relationships with those around them
  • would like to be more included and independent in society
  • are looking for work and need support to improve their communication
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