Mobile Speech
Pathology

100% mobile service

We are your experts at in-home Speech Therapy

We have a team of dedicated and experienced Speech Pathologist’s committed to helping you or a loved one. Our speech therapists can provide one on one sessions to help anyone with speech problems and ensure the best results are achieved.

Reporting

Our consultations

Each of our speech pathology related consultations and treatments are backed by an evidence-based approach and all baseline measures from the patient will be recorded. Treatment can be provided in the comfort of your own home, or for younger patients at their school. Our therapists have experience working with both children and adults.

Location

Our locations

Gen Physio is currently available throughout BrisbaneGold CoastSunshine CoastTweed Coast and Melbourne.  We provide mobile services and there is no need to travel to a clinic, as our health professionals come direct to you.

In home Speech Pathology

How we can help

Speech Pathologists home visits

Our team understands that life is busy and this is a big reason why we specialise in providing a home visit Speech Pathology service. We want to take the stress out of travel and ensure every session is enjoyable and valuable to our client and their family.

When working with children we can:

  • Provide everything that is needed for the session
  • Show the child how to use toys/games they already have
  • Include activities targeting a specific goal

All of the above helps to build your child’s speech and language, our therapy techniques help your children learn new skills which aid with their speech development. Before we leave, we provide activities and ideas on how you can best support your child and consolidate their new-found skills until we see you for their next appointment.

    School support

    Need support at school?

    Our mobile Speech Therapy services can certainly help here. We assist in bridging together what is happening at school, in therapy, and at home.

    School visits are a great way that we can support both you and the teacher to get the best outcomes and success for your child. These sessions can happen as regularly as needed which may be once-off or weekly.

      Our team can help with a range of the following (beyond what is expected for their age):

      • swallowing and eating
      • dribbling
      • constructing sentences
      • understanding what they have read
      • spelling
      • writing stories
      • voice
      • following directions
      • answering questions
      • understanding stories
      • retelling a story or an event
      • stuttering
      • articulating sounds
      • using correct grammar
      • interacting with other children
      • reading

        What to expect

        Discover how we get to know each other in the initial assessment

        Aged care providers

        We work with a range of Case Managers and Home Care Package Coordinators

        Health rebates

        We accept a range of different funding types. Discover our fees and charges.

        FAQs

        How many treatment sessions will I need?

        The amount of speech pathology sessions needed varies from across individuals and depends on the presenting condition and client goals. A number of factors need to be considered when determining the amount of sessions needed, including:

        • Reason for referral for speech pathology services
        • Presence of comorbid conditions – e.g. does the client present with Autism Spectrum Disorder and stuttering at the same time?
        • Severity of the communication difficulties
        • Family/parental involvement – support and implementation of strategies outside of therapy sessions
        What does a swallow assessment entail?

        Your speech pathologist will commence your swallow assessment with a case history interview to gather important information. This will include questions such as those regarding medical history and details about the problems you are experiencing with your swallow.

        From there, your speech pathologist will conduct an oro-motor assessment which examines the cranial nerves which are responsible for swallowing. Impairment of these cranial nerves may impact your muscles and how safely you are able to swallow.

        Your speech pathologist may also assess your ability to drink fluids and eat different textures of food. A list of recommendations to best suit your individual presentation and circumstances will be provided following your assessment.

        What is Speech Pathology or Speech Therapy?

        Speech Pathology can also be referred to as Speech Therapy and is an Allied Health profession that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication and swallowing disorders. This can include speech, language, voice, fluency, and resonance disorders. Speech therapists, or Speech-Language Pathologists, work with individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly, to help them overcome communication and swallowing difficulties. Treatment may involve exercises, strategies, or the use of assistive technologies to improve communication and promote better quality of life. Speech Pathologists may work in various settings, such as schools, hospitals, clinics, or private practice or out in the community.

        What is the role of a Speech Pathologist or Speech Therapist?

        A Speech Pathologist, also known as a Speech Therapist, is an Allied Health professional who specialises in diagnosing, evaluating, and treating communication disorders and swallowing problems. Their main goal is to help individuals improve their ability to communicate effectively and enhance their overall quality of life. Speech Pathologists work with people of all ages, from infants to adults, to address a wide range of speech, language, voice, fluency, and swallowing issues. The typical work scope of a Speech Pathologist includes assessing and diagnosing speech, language, and communication difficulties and developing individualised treatment plans. They also work with the individual or their families/caregivers to implement interventions or develop communication strategies. Speech Pathologists typically have a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology and must be certified to practice in their state or region.

        Do I need a referral for Speech Therapy?
        In most cases, a referral is not needed to schedule an initial Speech Therapy appointment. This means that you can directly contact a speech therapist and book a session without having to go through a referral process. However, if you are looking to receive a Medicare rebate for your Speech Therapy appointments, you will need a referral from your GP. In addition to Medicare rebates, there are other funding sources that may require a referral for Speech Therapy appointments. For example, if your child is at school, their teacher may have written a referral letter. This referral letter usually contains valuable information about what the teacher is concerned about in regard to the child’s speech and communication skills. If you have a referral letter from your child’s teacher, it is recommended that you provide this to the Speech Therapist prior to the appointment.
        What happens in Speech Therapy for adults?

        Speech Therapy for adults aims to improve communication, language, and speech-related challenges that may arise due to various reasons such as brain injury, stroke, neurological disorders, or other medical conditions. In a typical adult Speech Therapy session, a qualified Speech Pathologist works with the individual to assess their specific needs and develop a tailored treatment plan. The therapy may include practicing different exercises and strategies to improve speech clarity, fluency, voice control, and comprehension. It could also involve working on non-verbal communication, swallowing difficulties, or using assistive technology to aid in communication. Adult Speech Therapy can be conducted individually, or via telehealth, depending on the preferences and needs of the client and the recommendation of the Speech Pathologist.

        Speech Pathology Questions

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