Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Speech Pathology

Did you know Speech Pathologists don’t just help children talk? We can also help your child use assistive devices, swallow and more.

Speech Pathology services at Aruma

At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), our Speech Pathologists can help children with a disability communicate, use assistive devices, eat and swallow, and learn social skills.

How can speech pathology help my child communicate?

There are many ways a child can communicate. It might be speech, but it might be using an assistive device.

Aruma Speech Pathologists can help your child:

  • Communicate with others
  • Use and understand words and sentences
  • Improve speech clarity
  • Listen, understand and follow directions
  • Use communication devices and aids

Communication is not only about words either. We can help your child learn social skills such as making friends, chatting, and building confidence.

How can speech pathologist help with mealtimes?

We can work with you and your family to help make sure mealtimes are enjoyable and safe.

This can include help with:

  • Coughing, choking or gagging
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain while eating or drinking
  • Fussy or limited eating
  • Infant feeding including breastfeeding, bottle feeding and solid foods

Where does Aruma provide Speech Pathology services?

We provide Speech Pathology services in NSW including:

  • Northern NSW: (Ballina, Lismore, Alstonville, Grafton, and surrounds)
  • New England: (Armidale, Tamworth, Glen Innes, and surrounds)
  • Western NSW: (Forbes, Parkes and surrounds)

We also offer other disability services across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and the ACT.


NDIS Participants

The NDIS provides funding for Therapy and Clinical Supports.

The most common NDIS categories of support include Improved Daily Living, Improved Relationships, and Support Coordination.

Medicare: Chronic Disease Management Plan

Aruma are registered providers of Medicare and are able to offer a subsidy to the cost of services. Speech Pathology may be covered under this plan.

Private customers

We also welcome private customers, both individuals and organisations.

Please note: We bill in line with the NDIS Price Guide, which generally increases annually.