Speech pathology

This service is available via telehealth. If you would like further information, please contact us on 08 9365 4888 or via email - CustomerService@mswa.org.au.

Speech pathologists are university-trained specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and management of swallowing and communication difficulties.

In the same way that physical activities such as walking may be affected by living with a neurological condition, eating, drinking, and talking may also be affected and impact a person's quality of life.

If not managed properly, swallowing difficulties can result in life-threatening medical problems, such as pneumonia, choking, dehydration or poor nutrition.

Speech pathology services at MSWA include:

  • Individual assessment of swallowing and communication
  • Evidence-based strategies and interventions to help manage or improve swallowing and communication difficulties, including assistive technologies
  • Training, education and ongoing support for individuals, families, friends, and support workers
  • Individual and group therapy programs for speech, voice and language difficulties
  • Liaison with other allied health professionals and members of the MSWA health services team

To find out more, please complete the form below and one of our friendly team members will be in touch as soon as possible.