Speech Pathology & Language Therapy in Melbourne
Speech therapy is the initial assessment and ongoing treatment of all manner of speech disorders and communication problems. Speech therapy may be required for speech issues that develop from early childhood or impairments in speech that occur in adults which are caused by an illness, such as stroke or an injury to the brain.
At First Choice Allied Health in Footscray, we are experts in the field of speech pathology and language therapy, with speech therapy available for children from toddlers to teenagers, as well as speech therapy for adults and the elderly. Speech therapy techniques such as articulation therapy and other language intervention activities are used to improve communication depending on the type of disorder.
Children’s speech therapy exercises and activities can vary depending on their age, disorder, and individual needs. Some therapy will involve interaction through talking while playing, using books, pictures, and other objects as a part of the language intervention, which can help to stimulate development. Our therapists will model correct syllables and sound for your child during age-appropriate play which will teach them the correct way to make certain sounds, as well as providing homework for the child and strategies for parents or caregivers on how to continue their speech therapy in the home.
Adult’s speech therapy can treat a variety of speech and language disorders, delays, and all aspects of cognitive communication. Our speech therapists begin with initial assessment exercises of your speech and language, which ultimately determines the most appropriate treatment for your needs. Speech Therapy can also include retraining of swallowing functions if throat injury or medical conditions such as oral cancer or Parkinson’s disease have created difficulty with swallowing. With early intervention, our speech therapists can improve your communication and ultimately provide a boost to your self-confidence.
Our team of professional speech pathologists are available to help treat speech-related disorders from receptive to expressive language issues, oral motor dysfunction, articulation, apraxia, facial cognitive disability, as well as difficulties understanding social languages, such as Dysarthria and Aphasia. More broadly, our fully qualified speech therapists can help you and your child with:
• Speech Sound Clarity
• Social Skills
• Facial Expressions & Muscle Movements
• Dialect, Language, & Clarity Improvement
• Age-Appropriate Language
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Global Development Delay
• Intellectual Disability
• Down Syndrome / Cerebral Palsy
As one of the longest-running and most trusted speech pathology clinics in Melbourne, we are committed to assisting you with your communication skills. We use modern interactive technologies so our clients can take charge of their development with physio Melbourne in Footscray, St Albans, Sunshine, Yarraville, Maribyrnong, and Port Melbourne. Our team of speech pathologists are always available so we can provide you with patient-focused support you can rely on. First Choice Allied Health are also now an NDIS provider for all our patients in Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Speak with us today to find out more.