Speech Pathology Clinic
The University of Melbourne Speech Pathology Clinic provides high quality, individualized speech pathology services to adults and children based on latest research and evidence. Led by fully qualified speech pathologists, comprehensive services are provided to NDIS participants, those eligible for Medicare rebates (EPCs), as well as privately funded individuals.
A range of different appointment types are offered to suit your needs. These include telehealth appointments, face-to-face appointments, and hybrid sessions. Appointments may run from 45-90 minutes, with student appointments available at discount rates. All appointments with student speech pathologists are supervised by fully qualified clinicians.
If you wish to use a Medicare Care Plan to subsidize the cost of your visit, a GP referral will be required. Otherwise, self-referrals, referrals from family members or friends, and referrals from other health professionals will also be accepted.
Once a referral is submitted, you will be contacted within 10 working days to discuss your needs.
Adult Speech & Language Clinics
Specialised, intensive therapy clinics for adults with aphasia (difficult speaking / understanding) or dysarthria (slurred speech).
Aphasia Intensive Program: for those living with aphasia for >6 months.
Dysarthria Intensive Program: for people with dysarthria following a stroke, Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Freidrich Ataxia etc.
Fees: The cost of this service is not refundable through Medicare or Private health insurers. Additionally, this service is not currently offered through NDIS.
Referrals: not required, contact clinic directly.
NOTE: Clinics involve students in assessment and intervention.
Swallowing Disorders Clinic
Specialist assessment for those experiencing symptoms of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) including coughing when eating and drinking, food getting stuck in your throat and difficulty chewing.
Swallowing problems may be caused by stroke, head injury, progressive neurological disorders (such as Parkinsons disease) and head and neck surgery.
The clinic utilises a technique known as Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
treating clinicians will have received additional training and is credentialed in the use of FEES.
Not suitable for people requiring assessment of oesophageal stage swallowing difficulties.
Fees: may be partly or fully covered by private health and/or Medicare rebates (Chronic disease management).
Referrals: not required, can self-refer on website however individuals will be required to provide medical information via their GP or speech path to ensure they are appropriate for FEES.
NOTE: The clinic does not currently provide ongoing intervention for swallowing disorders however will liaise with treating / referring speech path.
NOTE: Clinics involve student observations or provision of indirect help, but students will not directly conduct FEES procedures.
Hanen More than Words Program
For children with autism spectrum disorder (family-focused program)
Evidence based intervention for children (aged 2-6) with Autism Spectrum Disorder who have limited communication, focused on training parents to help children develop communication skills. This 10 week program is led by a Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist and includes parent training sessions and individual clinic appointments.
Referrals: contact Rob Frewin, Speech Pathologist (firstname.lastname@example.org) or book online to express interest in next intake.
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