The role of a Concentric Rehabilitation speech pathologist can be diverse, however they particularly help individuals improve their communication and swallowing skills.
NDIS Speech Therapy
You may be experiencing difficulties with communication and using language to express yourself or struggling with eating and drinking. Our therapists will create a tailored plan by assessing and identifying where your problem areas are, and providing strategies and training programs to assist in improving your skills in these areas.
If you would like to find out more about how our speech pathologists can help you, then feel free to give us a call or click the live chat button below.
What does a speech therapist do?
Speech therapists help you reach your full potential, even when you’re experiencing communication difficulties. Additionally, they can assess your swallow and formulate a diet that allows you to maintain the right nutritional state, without placing yourself at risk.
At Concentric Rehab, our speech therapists are able to work with those who have long-standing problems with talking and interpreting language. Additionally, they can work with those who’ve developed such problems following an acute neurological event, such as a stroke. In such instances, they may work alongside a broader team of allied health professionals, including physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Our speech therapists are also able to assess and work with variations in the way you speak. This includes the sudden development of abnormalities such as speaking in a croaky or breathy voice. Additionally, they can help you overcome problems such as stammers and struggling to find the right words.
When it comes to managing swallowing difficulties, our speech therapists can use a range of diagnostic tools to determine what is safe for you to swallow. Depending on their findings, they may recommend thickening your liquids, switching to soft foods, and other safety methods that allow you to maintain your diet.
Who might benefit from NDIS speech therapy?
Patients from all walks of life can benefit from NDIS speech therapy. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Managing speech and swallowing difficulties following a stroke
- Swallowing assessments and management with conditions such as achalasia and esophageal cancer
- Swallowing, speech, and language management in older patients
- Language comprehension in those with long-term disabilities
In addition to working directly with patients, those who provide our NDIS speech therapy services can liaise with carers and family members. For your convenience, they also provide mobile services where necessary.
To learn more about our NDIS speech therapy services, call 02 8916 6476.