Information for Clients
Providing you with clear, easy to access information about our practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a common question! People generally think of children with speech impediments or stutters when they think of speech pathology. In fact, speech pathologists work with people across the lifespan, from newborn babies right through to elderly residents in aged care facilities. At Wollongong Speech Pathology, we offer services to adults. We are skilled at assessing your communication and swallowing. We will then work with you to achieve your goals. We only work with adults and adolescents, because this is our area of skill and passion.
Here is a link to more information about what a speech pathologist does, from www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
Wollongong Speech Pathology works with anyone over the age of 13 years. We don’t work with kids at present. Our knowledge, skills, and resources are geared towards rehabilitation, disability, and aged care.
To find a speech pathologist who works with children, visit www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
Many of our clients access rebates for their speech pathology services. For example, you might speak to your GP about the Chronic Disease Management Program (“CDM”) which subsides up to 5 allied health sessions per calendar year.
If you have private health cover, we recommend that you contact your provider to find out if you have speech pathology cover in your policy.
Some of our clients are participants in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Lifetime Care and Support, WorkCover, or National Disability Insurance schemes = most of these schemes will fully cover your speech pathology services.
We do what we can to keep our fees affordable and simple, but given that we work within several different funding schemes we suggest that you CALL US to talk about your individual circumstance, and we can then discuss fees with you over the phone.
This is a difficult question to answer. Every person is unique. Please call us to discuss your situation, and we will be able to advise you about what you can expect.