Speech pathologist’s study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.
Speech therapists will assess and create Therapy Plans to assist with a range of difficulties including.
- Speech — pronouncing 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
Community Visits / School, kindergarten, childcare or home visits
Our Clinicians can observe your child in their environment and encourage them to focus on their goals.
- observe a child in the classroom or in the home environment with them.
- Social skills and relationships
- Play development skills
- attend a Student Support Group meeting to monitor and tailor the support provided to the student.
These requests can generally be accommodated by schools and complement holistic student planning and support processes.
What is NDIS and how we can work with you
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with a disability.
Reliance Care and Support provide Allied Health care services and support to participants, while working alongside participants in a holistic approach to assist in reaching their goals.
For any enquiries to avail Speech Therapy services please contact one of our friendly staff or send a referral form with all information.
Reliance Care And Support has been established in response to local community demand for culturally informed, and disability support services in the Victoria region.
Reliance Care and Support’s services include:
Individual and Group Community Participation activities, including supported shopping, medical appointments, sporting and recreational events, social activities, visiting or making new friends, travel and building confidence and social skills. Assistance with life stage transitions and skill development, including assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations, as well as budgeting, mentoring, peer support, individual skill development, and decision making to support people to make transitions on their own terms and in a way that meets their goals and aspirations.