Adult Speech Therapy

The Allied Health CoLab offers Speech Pathology for adults

Jasmin, is an expert in all things communication and specialises in assessments and management of communication and swallowing difficulties. 

Jasmin offers services on the Sunshine Coast and is based in our state-of-the-art Maroochydore Centre.  We also offer home visits and telehealth Australia-wide, allowing you to connect with a qualified speech therapist from the comfort of your own home. 

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Adult Speech Therapy Services

What conditions can a Speech Therapist help with?

  • Stroke
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Lewy Bodies Dementia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Freidreich’s Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Rett Syndrome

How can we help?

Communication and Speech Difficulties (dysarthria, apraxia)

We support adults with various communication challenges such as aphasia, dysarthria, and dyspraxia. Sometimes the mouth, face, and respiratory system muscles may become weak, move slowly, or not move at all.  We will assess the function of these muscles and may recommend therapy using drill-based activities and functional strategies.

Eating, Drinking, Swallowing (dysphagia)
Our Speech Pathologists provide swallowing assessments and mealtime management plans to support clients with safe eating and drinking.

Voice Difficulties (Dysphonia)
Speech Pathologists can assist you if your voice has started to change from too much wear and tear. Or some conditions like Parkinson’s Disease cause the voice to become quiet.

Stuttering (fluency)
Stuttering can include repetition, prolongation, and blocking of sounds. Treatments may include reduction in anxiety about speaking, breathing techniques, and learning to use gentle sounds.

Assistive Technology
Our therapists can provide communication devices, speech generating devices and other adaptive technology for communication.

 

Cognitive Functions
Speech pathologists can introduce evidence-based interventions for cognitive-communication challenges that may include memory, attention, organizing, functional deficits.

Learning and literacy Independence
We support your learning, literacy, and communication independence and help to develop your communication confidence.

Carer Training
Our Speech Pathologists offer training for family, friends and support workers regarding the participation interventions.

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
Refers to various tools/strategies/methods that can enhance spoken language or provide a different way of communicating.  A trained Speech Pathologist can provide support throughout AAC development’s trial, assessment and training phases.

What to expect on your first visit?

 Our Speech Pathologist, Jasmin, will ask you about any concerns you would like to work on as your goals. Together, you will then go through your history and why you have come to see a Speech Pathologist. 

Our therapists tailor each appointment to their client’s needs; this initial appointment may suggest a variety of formal and/or informal assessments and clinical observations. 

Following your assessment and diagnosis, our Speech pathologists will prepare a report if required, and a comprehensive therapy programme will be tailored for your needs and goals.  

What to expect in your continuing sessions?

The number of sessions will be dependent on your tailored programme.  

Following your initial appointment, ongoing appointments for weekly or fortnightly sessions of 60 minutes will be recommended.  This includes 45 minutes of face-to-face time and 15 minutes of documentation.  

Therapy maybe in your home, community or in our centre at Maroochydore practicing activities and functional tasks. 

NDIS Reports

Our Speech Pathologist, Jasmin, can provide a detailed report to assist with any reporting and documentation that the NDIS requires for your plan. 

We can also assist you with any reports required when you seek a plan renewal or an increase in funding. 

Meet our Speech Pathologist Jasmin

Jasmin has a range of specialties, including swallowing, speech, and language impairments. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and uses an evidence-based approach to empower clients and enhance well-being. 

Jasmin enjoys working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. With a special interest in working with swallowing and language impairments. 

Jasmin maintains a warm and friendly manner and is passionate about providing therapy that is genuinely effective. She enjoys partnering with her clients to pursue their therapeutic goals and values individual experience. 

Jasmin is passionate about helping her clients to overcome challenges and pursue their therapeutic goals to achieve positive and lasting changes. 

CONTACT

07 5293 9080

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