Speech pathologists work with adults and children who have problems with speech, language, thinking, and swallowing.
Our staff work with you and your family to achieve your goals.
You can access speech pathology services by contacting MLHD Centralised Intake 1800 654 324.
In some cases you may need a referral from your GP, doctor or health care provider.
- Hospital-based Speech Pathology- Kids and Adults
- Community Speech Pathology- Kids and Adults
How will a Speech Pathologist help you?
Speech pathologists work with adults and children who may be having difficulties in one or more of the following areas.
- Speech Difficulties: Difficulty with how your speech sounds. How clearly you say sounds.
- Stuttering: Speaking with a stutter (also known as dysfluency).
- Voice Difficulties: Difficulty with how your voice sounds e.g. hoarse voice, running-out of voice.
- Language Difficulties: Difficulty in understanding (receptive language) what people are saying to you and difficulty in letting people know what you need or want or how you feel (expressive language).
- Social Communication Difficulty: Difficulty with knowing what to say or how to interact with others.
- Thinking Difficulties: Difficulty with your thinking skills (cognition). This includes;
- Being Organised
- Paying attention or concentrating on things
- Remembering things like jobs to do or appointments
These often are the result of some kind of changes in your brain like a stroke or brain injury. Dementia can cause these types of changes also. Sometimes though people can be born with difficulties in this area (they are congenital).
- Swallowing Difficulty (dysphagia): Difficulty with eating or drinking. These often are the result of some kind of changes in your brain like a stroke or brain injury. Dementia can cause these types of changes also. Sometimes though people can be born with difficulties in this area (they are congenital) and this may include children having difficulties drinking from the breast or a bottle or difficulties eating solids.