Adult & Aged Care

Paediatrics

About

It is our mission to work with clients to enhance communication skills and optimise mealtimes. We create individualised plans to address communication and swallowing disorders experienced by adult and aged care patients and children.

Come and visit us in our Port Macquarie or Kempsey clinic, or we can visit you at home if you live in the Hastings Macleay region. Telehealth is also an option for your assessment or treatment.

The latest evidence based treatment approaches will be used to ensure the best possible improvement and your therapy will be tailored to you and your goals. 

HM Speech has excellent working relationships with medical professionals, allied health and other service providers in the area so we can guarantee a collaborative and holistic approach.

 

Services

SWALLOWING

Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders (Dysphagia). Dysphagia can arise as a result of stroke, ageing, poor dentition, respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease

LSVT LOUD ®

SPEAK OUT! ® & LOUD Crowd®

LSVT LOUD ® and

SPEAK OUT! ® are two internationally recognised evidence based approaches to treating voice & speech for people with Parkinson's disease.

EDUCATION

Education on communication disorders or swallowing can be arranged for target audiences. 

COMMUNICATION

Assessment and treatment of communication disorders including language, speech, voice and cognitive communication. These can arise as a result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, dementia, voice misuse

VIDEO

FLUOROSCOPY

Videofluoroscopy Swallow Studies (VFSS or Modified Barium Swallows) is a gold standard assessment tool performed under x-ray to examine swallowing function more closely.

NDIS

Assessment and intervention can be provided to those who manage their own NDIS funds ("self-managed") or who have a plan manager managing their funds ("plan-managed").

PAEDIATRICS

Assessment and treatment for speech and language disorders in children and young teens

AGED CARE
FACILITIES

Assessment and treatment of communication & swallowing disorders to residents in Aged Care Facilities. Swallowing disorders are common in residents living in Aged Care & it is important to refer early to avoid any adverse outcomes.

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT PLANS

If eligible you will receive 5 rebated sessions per year for speech pathology sessions. There will be a gap fee.

Adults & Aged Care

We see adults and aged care patients who have a communication or swallowing difficulty that may arise as a result of:

  • Neurological disease e.g. Parkinson's disease and Motor Neuron Disease

  • Stroke

  • Dementia and other disease affecting cognition

  • Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury

  • Respiratory disease e.g. COPD

  • Head and neck cancer/disease

  • Age related changes e.g. frailty, poor dentition

  • Gastrointestinal disease e.g. dysmotility

  • Being in Palliative care

Children

We see children and teenagers who have difficulties with:

  • Early communication development

  • Speech sounds

  • Using language (expressive)

  • Understanding language (receptive)

  • Literacy, including phonological awareness

  • Stuttering

  • Social skills

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  • Feeding

Our Clients

 

Contact

Tel. 0484 142 433

Fax. 612 6526 2883 

Email. reception.hmspeech@outlook.com

 

Hours

Mon - Fri 8am - 5:00 pm

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Referrals

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