Ability Action Australia

NDIS Therapeutic Supports Provider

HomeTherapy services – Speech pathology

Speech pathology

Being able to communicate with others and have the ability to swallow food and liquids are fundamental to experiencing a good quality of life.

Speech pathologists are university-trained allied health professionals who work to improve the quality of life of anyone who has trouble communicating or with swallowing.

At Ability Action Australia, our speech pathologists work within a multidisciplinary team with other health professionals to help children and adults who have difficulties with:

  • Speech — saying the sounds in words
  • Language — speaking and understanding others
  • Voice — using the vocal cords to produce speech
  • Fluency — stuttering and cluttering
  • Literacy — reading and writing

Speech pathologists often have special interests in areas of complex need, like deafness and hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy or intellectual disability.

Female speech pathologist working with boy on pronunciation

Who do speech pathologists support?

Speech pathologists support people of all ages, from children living with disability to adults who have acquired a communication problem or who have had a disability from birth.

At Ability Action Australia, our speech pathologists can work with you or your child to assess your ability to speak and understand others before creating a customised therapy session based on your specific speech and language goals.

We work with people living with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy
  • Degenerative neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease
  • Developmental delays
  • Brain injuries due to accident or illness
  • Stroke
  • Intellectual disability
  • Learning disability
  • Dementia
  • Hearing loss

What are the benefits?

Ongoing or intensive speech therapy sessions can be very beneficial for people living with complex disabilities and communication difficulties.

Our speech pathologists can help:

  • Children to learn to communicate better through play — by reading stories, telling riddles and nursery rhymes and more. The child may not know it, but play is an effective way to help them to learn.
  • Adults to better participate in life by helping you articulate your ideas, improve your confidence in social settings, manage a stutter or improve your swallowing and oral health

Are you ready to get started? It’s easy!

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Achieve your goals

We deliver a range of NDIS therapeutic supports and services to help you meet your NDIS goals. We will work with you to understand your needs and then deliver the outcomes you desire.

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Depending on your location and services needed, our wait times are lower than industry average. We’re all about getting you the help you need as soon as possible. Let us help get your plan into action today!

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of supporting people with permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is designed to give individuals greater choice and control over when, where and how their funded supports are provided. The specific support and funding available is based on each individual’s specific needs. You can find out more about what therapeutic supports are funded by referring to the NDIS website.

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