Speech Pathology

Want to improve your communications skills and how you relate to others? Speech Pathology could help you!

What is Speech Pathology?

Speech Pathologists work with people with a disability to help them communicate and understand those around them better.

By learning new skills and techniques, you’ll be able express yourself more confidently and effectively.

Speech Pathology can also help if you have problems swallowing food or drinking safely.

Speech Pathology services at Aruma

At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), we know that everyone is different, which means the support you receive will be as individual as you are!

Our expert Speech Pathologists will work with you to help you express yourself and share your story. They can also make it easier for you to enjoy mealtimes.

How can Speech Pathology help me?

Speech Pathology can improve how you communicate with those around you. This might include:

  • Talking skills and confidence
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Listening and understanding things better
  • Improving your speech and voice control
  • Advice on communication aids and devices

Speech Pathology can also help you with mealtimes. This might include:

  • Learning how to chew and swallow
  • Finding the best food and textures for you to eat

What can I expect from an Aruma Speech Pathologist?

First up, your Speech Pathologist will want to get to know you. What your goals are and what you want to achieve.

Then, we will work together to develop a plan that’s just right for you.

Your family and carers are very much part of this journey so they are very welcome to be involved!

Once you have your plan, it’s about working with you to help you learn lots of different ways and activities to communicate or have an enjoyable mealtime.

You’ll also have plenty of chances to practice your new skills.

Where does Aruma provide Speech Pathology?

Services for older children + adults

For children aged 7+ and adults, we offer adult Speech Pathology in:

  • Newcastle, NSW

But, we’re growing our Speech Pathology services across a range of locations in NSW, Qld, and Vic. Watch this space!

Services for young children

For kids aged under 7, Children’s Speech Pathology (as part of Early Childhood Intervention) runs in:

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

Contact our team today on 1300 538 746 or enquiries@aruma.com.au, to see how we can help!

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

Funding

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.

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