Speech Therapy for better communication and mealtime safety
Smart Solutions Rehab Group is your NDIS-registered provider of Speech Pathology services across the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, North Brisbane, Gympie, Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay regions. Our qualified and experienced Speech Pathologists are committed to helping you communicate effectively, optimising swallowing and maximising mealtime safety.
Speech Therapy for safety and independence
Speech Pathologists are key in assessing and developing programs and providing supports to assist you in the following areas:
- Developing a functional communication system that is the right fit for you
- Assist with social skills in a range of contexts
- Implementing comprehensive treatment programs for a range of clinical conditions that effect speech and language
- Improving swallowing and mealtime safety for those with swallowing difficulties
Our Speech Therapists can help you with
Assessments and reports
- Initial assessments
- NDIS access assessment
- NDIS plan review assessments
- Swallowing assessments
- Augmented & Alternative Communication (AAC) assessments
Therapies and supports
- Therapy programs
- Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Social skills training
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Communication partner training & education
Speech Therapy for NDIS participants
Speech Therapy is focused on maximising your independence and quality of life by addressing your unique communication and/or swallowing needs. Our NDIS therapeutic supports are designed to maximise potential, reduce the impact of impairments, and work toward individual goals. Our Speech Pathologists specialise in assessments, reporting and therapy interventions relating to a diverse range of clinical conditions that affect communication and swallowing. Visit our dedicated NDIS page to find out more about how we can help you get the most out of life.
Speech Therapy for rehabilitation
Rehabilitation services help to maximise independence, quality of life, assist recovery, or manage an existing condition. Our Speech Therapy rehabilitation services aim to put you back in control of your health by providing education, advice and support as well as ongoing therapy on how to best manage your condition and assist you to be as independent and safe as possible in your community. Find out more about how we can help you with your rehabilitation needs.
Speech Therapy for seniors
SSRG Speech Therapists specialise in providing health solutions for older Australians, and are uniquely positioned to assist seniors with a variety of age-related changes, including the management of acute and chronic health conditions. Find out more about how we can help you.
Flexible service delivery for choice and control
Our Occupational Therapists will work with you in a location of your choosing:
Speech Therapy Sunshine Coast
SSRG is been a trusted provider of speech therapy services across the Sunshine Coast. Our clients have the choice of seeing our Sunshine Coast Speech Therapists in our well-appointed Maroochydore clinic, via TeleHealth or in the comfort of their own home. As a local Sunshine Coast organisation, Smart Solutions Rehab Group is committed to providing quality Speech Pathology services across the Sunshine Coast region.
Speech Therapy Moreton Bay
Our experienced Moreton Bay Speech Therapists provide mobile services across the Moreton Bay region. See your dedicated SSRG Speech Pathologist in the comfort of your own home anywhere in the Moreton Bay area.
Speech Therapy Brisbane north
Our dedicated team of Speech Therapists based in the Brisbane region are available to provide home-visiting appointments to clients living in the Brisbane north area. Servicing a wide range of Brisbane suburbs north of the river, SSRG's Brisbane Speech Pathology team are committed to providing quality services in the comfort of your home.
Speech Therapy Gympie
SSRG Speech Therapists are available to provide home-visiting services to clients living in the Gympie region. If you need an appointment with an experienced speech pathologist in the Gympie area simply call us today and we will arrange for one of our Gympie Speech Therapists to come to you.
Speech Therapy FAQs
Speech Pathologists are experts in communication. Their clinical role involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, which can involve elements of speech, language, voice and fluency. Speech Pathologists also diagnose and treat swallowing disorders.
Nothing! In Australia, 'Speech Pathologist' is more commonly used than 'Speech Therapist,' and professionals tend to refer to themselves as 'Speech Pathologists' or 'Speech-language Pathologists.' However these terms all refer to a degree-qualified professional who works with clients in diagnosing and treating difficulties with speech, language, social skills, and swallowing.
Speech Pathologists assist their clients with all facets of language and communication including speaking, hearing, listening, understanding, reading, writing, use of voice, and the development of social skills. Speech Pathologists are also experts in swallowing, and are able to diagnose and treat swallowing difficulties (known as Dysphagia) and help clients improve mealtime safety.
This depends on why you are seeing a Speech Pathologist. Broadly speaking, your therapist will work with you to achieve your personal goals. This may involve undertaking an assessment or evaluation of your ability to communicate or swallow. Where appropriate, your Speech Pathologist can look at identifying any potential Augmented and Alternative Communication Technology (AAC) requirements. There are also a range of interventions that may be suitable for you, such as therapy programs, neurological rehabilitation, or education and skills building. Every person is unique, and this will be reflected in your therapist's approach. You can find out more about how Speech Pathologists work here.
This will depend on what the appointment is for, however most appointments will take between 30 minutes and one hour. An evaluation appointment may take longer, sometimes up to 90 minutes.