Speech Pathology

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COVID-19 Management Procedures

Helping people living with communication and swallowing difficulties to communicate and reach their full potential.

Based at UniSA’s City West Health and Medical Clinic, the speech pathology service offers assessment and treatment for children, youth, and adults. Services are delivered year-round by students under the supervision of certified and experienced Speech Pathologists.

We deliver services that are flexible and family-centered, which may be funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with rebates also available via Medicare with a health plan referral, and Private Health Cover.

Appointments are essential. Referrals are not required.

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    You may be interested in speech pathology services if you are having difficulty with your Speech, voice or swallowing. 

    We can support you in a range of rehabilitation areas including:

    • Language – talking to and understanding others in conversation
    • Speech – talking clearly and being understood by others
    • Reading and writing
    • Cognition (thinking), problem solving, and memory
    • Social communication – the use of language for social purposes
    • Voice quality and loudness – using appropriate voice in daily activities
    • Education and communication partner training – to provide alternative methods or assist individuals, families or caregivers to communicate effectively
    • Eating and swallowing food and fluids safely

    We are currently unable to support the following services:

    • Tracheostomy
    • Laryngectomy
    • Assessment and diagnosis of neurodiverse conditions
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assessment and prescription
    • Fluency
    • LSVT treatment
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    As part of an interdisciplinary service, the Speech Pathologist will work with the important people in your child’s life (for example family, teachers, and other therapists) to share goals, progress and strategies. Our Speech Pathologists can also provide opportunities to link in with other members of our expert team if the need arises.

    We can work with you and your family, to support your child to build new skills and develop strategies for the following:

    • Early communication development
    • Play skills and social skills
    • Late talkers
    • Speech difficulties and stuttering
    • Language delays/ disorders
    • Phonological awareness
    • Difficulties with spelling, writing, reading comprehension
    • Voice disorders
    • Cleft palate
    • Communication difficulties related to hearing loss
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Communication Disorder
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    Our services are flexible and family-centered and may be funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Rebates are also available via Medicare with a health plan referral, as well as private health cover. For more details, please feel free to discuss with our administrative staff.

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    In addition to providing you with valuable client care, the Service delivers quality clinical education to UniSA students - our next generation of healthcare professionals. Educated in state-of-the-art facilities, students gain invaluable practical experience and exposure to a wide range of client needs.

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    Telehealth is the use of telecommunications technology such as videoconferencing, telephone consultation and/or email to deliver long distance clinical services to client. Telehealth provides a solution that allows for clients and families to still have access to allied health support without having to attend in-person.

    For more information on Telehealth and how we protect your privacy, please click here

    Telehealth appointments are available for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Occupational Therapy for Children.

    Please contact our friendly reception staff to book a telehealth appointment.

Clinic contact details

UniSA City West Health and Medical Clinic 

For allied health services please contact:
Telephone: (08) 8302 0986
Fax: (08) 8302 7888
Email: citywesthealth@unisa.edu.au

For general practitioner services please contact:
Telephone: 1300 172 996
Fax: (08) 8125 6712
Website: unisamedical.com.au

Location
UniSA City West campus
27-29 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Clinic days 
Monday–Friday
(please contact us for opening hours).

Public transport 
Public transport options are within walking distance of the clinic including the tram and buses.

Tram: “Park n Ride”- Park your car at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre or in the Parklands (4 hours) at Thebarton and catch the free Tram from 1 stop away.

Please visit adelaidemetro.com.au for further details.