We are committed to helping you and your loved ones communicate with confidence.
One Central Health’s comprehensive allied health services include best practice speech pathology delivered by the best pathologists and speech therapists in the state.
What is speech pathology?
Speech pathology is the assessing, diagnosing, and treating of various communication disorders as well as issues relating to eating and swallowing.
Speech therapy includes helping clients to speak, listen, read, write, and understand. From stutters to non-verbal children with autism, as well as development delays as a result of injury, disease or old age, our speech pathologists are here to help with it all.
What do speech pathologists do?
Speech pathologists use a wide range of testing techniques, methods, and therapy activities to both understand their clients’ communication and speech issues and propose helpful therapy.
Speech pathologists are trained to help clients speak, write, socialise, eat, swallow, and a whole lot more!
The One Central Health team of speech pathologists offer therapy services and support across a wide range of areas.
Our speech pathology services are available for children and adults of all abilities and ages. Specific areas of expertise include delayed language in children, augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), fussy eating, literacy, and stuttering.
As part of our robust autism assessment services, our speech pathologists are specifically trained to conduct autism assessments. Through the use of specially designed and developed testing tools and assessment procedures, our team is able to provide adequate diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as required by the state.
Please note: You will need to see a paediatrician to receive a referral BEFORE booking in for an autism assessment. For more information, please get in touch with us or visit our autism assessment page.
Fussy Eating Program
If your child is experiencing difficulty eating or developing oral motor skills, or even if they are just resisting trying new or different foods, get in touch with One Central Health. Our unique Fussy Eating Program is designed to help introduce new foods into your child’s diet and help your child accept them. This play-based program will help decrease mealtimerelated anxiety and build positive relationships with new foods.
Hanen More Than Words Program
The More Than Words. – The Hanen. Program is designed to help parents with young children on the autism spectrum or with various other communication issues. The aim of the program is to allow the client to communicate as best they can by focusing on social communication, play skills and imitation skills. This evidence based and highly respected program is available onsite and via telehealth with the One Central Health team.
School Holiday Program
Our school holiday program is designed to ensure your child’s communication development doesn’t take a break while the school term does. The holiday program includes daily communication and social skills therapy and is also claimable through the NDIS by approved participants.
Our tutoring services offer one-on-one sessions with a speech pathologist to help your child learn and communicate to their greatest potential in an educational setting.
If you would like to book in your child for a tutoring session, please call us today.
Are you worried about the development of your child’s language skills? Our Language Assessments will help determine and diagnose your child’s language comprehension, literacy, writing and speaking ability. Our assessments include Language Development Centre applications.
To ensure easy and convenient access to our exceptional speech pathology services, we now offer telehealth therapy and consultations as well as face-to-face sessions. If you would like to book a telehealth appointment with a member of our team, please give us a call today.