Speech Pathology clinics
ACU speech pathology clinic provides services for both children and adults. The available clinical programs are outlined below.
Paediatric Speech Pathology Clinics
Speech pathology services are available for infant & toddlers (birth to 2 years), and for children aged from 3 to 16 years. Services include assessment, customised intervention and education for families and carers for difficulties with speech, language, communication and literacy.
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Speech pathology and occupational therapy (SPOT) services run feeding clinics for children aged birth to 16 years. Services include assessment and intervention for difficulties with swallowing, feeding and mealtimes.
We can help with fussy eaters and problem feeders who:
- take a long time to finish feeding/eating
- refuse to eat or drink
- only eat foods with specific textures, colours, tastes or smells
- not eating at meal times but snacking excessively at other times
- eat a limited variety of foods
- are crying or fussing when feeding
- have problems with breast or bottle feeding
- difficulty chewing food, drinking, transitioning from bottle to cup, or introducing solids
We also have a food school group for food play and introducing new foods.
For more information download Feeding clinic flyer (PDF, 390KB)
Adult Communication and Swallowing ClinicSpeech pathology offers a service for adults including comprehensive assessment and assistance with speech, language, voice and swallowing issues that may be associated with neurological conditions (eg Stroke, Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neuron disease, TBI), or other conditions (eg chronic cough).
The ACU Health Clinic SP Adult clinic is a Certified Speak Out & Loud Crowd Provider. SPEAK OUT! is a therapy regimen for people with Parkinson’s disease to improve their voicing, and in turn, their swallowing. SPEAK OUT! is usually completed in 12 sessions over four weeks, and then the client transitions to the LOUD Crowd. LOUD Crowd is the group therapy portion of the program and meets once weekly. The sessions provide maintenance for skills obtained during SPEAK OUT! and are a source of camaraderie for the members. Australian Catholic University Speech Pathology Clinic offers LOUD Crowd for free to SPEAK OUT! graduates. The SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd therapy regimens were developed at Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, TX. You can visit their website Parkinson Voice Project
For more information download the Adult Speech Pathology clinic flyer PDF (PDF, 85KB)