A main in pain holds a hand to his throatSwallowing disorders

Swallowing disorders occur when certain foods and fluids become difficult to chew or swallow and can result in coughing, choking, or food or fluid entering the lungs. This is called aspiration and can lead to pneumonia.

Infants can experience difficulties with breast or bottle feeding or transitioning to solids or cup drinking. Adults can experience difficulties after stroke, traumatic brain injury, from degenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease, or as part of the ageing process.

What we offer

  1. Assessment
  2. Therapy

Assessment

Suitable for:

Anyone aged 0+ with concerns about swallowing.

Duration:

60 minutes

Prior to the appointment:

No referral necessary. You will be sent a questionnaire to complete prior to the appointment.

During the appointment:

An objective assessment by one of our university qualified and professionally active Speech-Language Pathologists will provide you with an understanding of your condition and, if warranted, treatment options available. You will have an opportunity to have any questions answered.

What you walk away with:

You - and your doctor if this was a referral - will be delivered a comprehensive report following the assessment.

Booking information:

Visit our appointment page for costs and an online booking form.

Therapy

Suitable for:

Only those who have previously undergone a speech assessment with Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre.

Duration:

45 minutes

Prior to the appointment:

As explained by your Speech-Language Pathologist during the assessment or previous therapy session.

During the appointment:

Your Speech-Language Pathologist will work with you one-on-one through a set of pre-defined exercises tailored to your individual needs.

What you walk away with:

No report is provided at therapy sessions, however ongoing feedback on your progress is provided verbally. Should you or your doctor require a written report at any stage this can be arranged, in which case the therapy session will be charged at the speech assessment rate.

Booking information:

Visit our appointment page for costs and an online booking form.

02 6281 2311

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Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre has had clients visit from Canberra ACT, Queanbeyan, Yass, Young, Cooma & Bateman's Bay.

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