Our Speech Pathologists undertake assessments in order to devise meaningful treatment plans which align with the goal outcomes identified in your NDIS plan. At St Jude’s, we take a holistic approach to the provision of therapeutic support. We understand that challenges with communication may give rise to additional challenges in other areas of life which prohibit independence and participation. Our therapists work closely together to recommend and provide the best support that will help you achieve your overarching goals.
We maintain a close relationship with your support network as we recognise progress toward your goals requires the practise of learned skills and strategies outside of the clinic. Therefore, we actively engage with your family and carers throughout your program, even involving them to facilitate prescribed activities and exercises at home to support your plan outcomes. We are also able to identify where the need for assistive equipment or technology may be required in order to take part in your preferred activities with greater independence.
To ensure we can provide the best service to clients, our team remains flexible through offering mobile services and appointment times. Our team is available for immediate services (no waitlists) and we do not require a minimum amount of NDIS funding to see new clients.
Our team of speech pathologists work with children and adults to overcome communication challenges such as speech, social use of language, understanding and pre-literacy skills. We’re also equipped to offer support with alternative systems such as communication devices or Key Word Sign.
Speech pathology services mean we can also help you to develop social skills and explore ways to assist you in overcoming any difficulties with swallowing or chewing food safely.
Our Speech Pathologist team provides support to clients experiencing challenges including but not limited to:
- Speech and articulation challenges such as lisps, mispronunciation
- Literacy skills: reading, writing and spelling
- Communicating and understanding
- Social Skills including problem solving, communicating turn taking, waiting, sharing
- General use of voice.
- Lego Therapy Workshops for children with Autism ran during school holidays. Learn more here.
St Jude’s therapists are experienced to also providing:
- Full functional assessments
- Assessments, prescription and training in the use of equipment
- Assessments, prescription and training in the use of assistive technology
As St Jude’s is a registered NDIS provider, our services are available to those with NDIS funded plans.
If you do not currently have an NDIS plan and are living with a disability and could benefit from assistance in your daily life, our dedicated team can guide you through the application and planning process.