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Speech Pathology

We assess, diagnose, treat and support people with a wide range of communication and swallowing difficulties.

About us

Speech Pathologists provide specialist assessment and management for all ages – adults and children – who have communication, cognitive and swallowing difficulties.

Communication problems that Speech Pathologists can help include difficulty with:

  • Understanding
  • Speaking (finding the right words, slurred speech, voice changes, stuttering)
  • Reading and writing
  • Expressing yourself

Swallowing problems that they can help include difficulty with:

  • Coughing when eating and/or drinking
  • Food getting stuck in your throat
  • Chewing
  • Managing your saliva (too much or too little)

The Barwon Health Speech Pathology department provides services to people in the hospital, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, aged care facilities and at home.

Our services

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Last Modified: Tuesday, 19 December 2023