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Speech Pathology Services

Communication therapy

Whatever your communication goal, we will help you achieve it through tailored therapy sessions at your home, in our clinics, at school or in the community. Your personal communication goals might include being able to clearly articulate sounds, say what you mean to say, be able to read and write and be able to speak smoothly without stuttering.
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Speech Pathology Services

Swallowing and Mealtime Management

If you have difficulties with eating, drinking or swallowing (dysphagia), Better Rehab Speech Pathologists can help. Common signs of dysphagia include coughing, gagging or choking while eating and/or drinking, frequent chest infections, or feeling as if food, drink or saliva is stuck in your throat or going down the wrong way. If you experience any of these symptoms, our Speech Pathologists can offer support by assessing your swallowing function, providing swallowing therapy and education, recommending diet modifications or referring you to medical specialists if further investigation is required. We can also develop mealtime management plans if you need assistance from others for safe eating and drinking.  
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Better Rehab Speech Pathologists can offer a wide range of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) services for participants who need additional support in communicating. These include training in unaided methods such as gestures and sign language, non-electronic communication boards or books and cutting-edge devices and products. Our Speech therapists can help you determine whether you will benefit from AAC systems and recommend appropriate assistive technology options for communication.    
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Building Social Skills and Relationships

If you have trouble interacting effectively or appropriately with others, a Speech Pathologist can help you develop social skills to have more enjoyable social interactions and more rewarding relationships with others. This can be helpful if you find it difficult to understand how others think and feel, how to start a conversation, or how to respond to people in appropriate ways.
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Services

Better Rehab Occupational Therapists help participants find ways to enhance their day-to-day life and social connectivity. Learn More
Better Rehab Speech Pathologists help participants with a range of difficulties, including speech, communication and swallowing. Learn More
Better Rehab Physiotherapists help participants get the most out of life through a range of tailored treatments and therapies. Learn More
Better Rehab Exercise Physiologists help participants improve fatigue levels, coordination, balance and strength.
 
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Better Rehab Behaviour Support Specialists develop intervention plans to improve quality of life and reduce behaviours of concern. Learn More

We also deliver specialised support with…

Better Rehab’s Early Childhood service provides support for children aged six and under across a range of Allied Health disciplines. Learn More
Better Rehab’s Driver Trained Occupational Therapists assess fitness to drive and provide driver rehabilitation services. Learn More
Through simple, user-friendly technology you can receive Better Rehab therapy or assessment without needing to travel. Learn More
Better Rehab’s hospital substitute treatment (HST) program lets eligible health fund members have in-home rehab after surgery. Learn More
Better Rehab helps students with disabilities participate in educational activities and access the curriculum. Learn More

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