Speech Pathology Services

How can our speech pathologists help?

At hearservice, we are passionate about communication. Communication is central to our interactions with others and the world around us. Sometimes, however, our ability to communicate might affect our social participation, job prospects and personal wellbeing.

Speech pathologists at hearservice can help with communication, speech and language, and swallowing for any person aged 12 or older. Our speech pathology services are delivered by certified practicing speech pathologists. All programs are supported by evidence-based research and are fully integrated with other Vicdeaf services.  Our speech pathologists value you, your family and your community, and we respect the language preferences and cultural needs of all clients. If you are hard of hearing or Deaf, and developing your communication is important, our speech pathologists can help.

Our programs

Communication assessment

All of our programs include a communication assessment, which involves:

  • A comprehensive consultation with the client and family to understand needs and set goals
  • Assessment of abilities in specific areas
  • Customised treatments to meet the needs of clients and their family
  • Developing listening and communication strategies
  • A detailed report including recommendations and realistic expectations for improvement
  • Follow up support

Speech, language and literacy

The speech, language and literacy program may involve:

  • evaluation of preferred method of communication and language
  • assessment of speech sound awareness, comprehension and speech production patterns
  • assessment of language comprehension and its use in everyday situations
  • assessment and treatment of vocabulary use and understanding
  • voice training

Swallowing and feeding

The swallowing and feeding program may involve:

  • Meal observation
  • Oral examination

Development of a mealtime profile

Our speech pathologists work together with clients , their families and other support networks to help meet their communication needs.  


Making an appointment

If you would like to know more about the speech pathology services at hearservice or would like an appointment with one of our certified practicing speech pathologists, contact us by sending an email to info@hearservice.com.au, or by phoning us on 1300 30 20 31.

 Fees and rebates

Fees may apply for this service. You may be eligible for Medicare rebates if a Chronic Disease Management Plan covers speech pathology services. If your NDIS plan includes communication assessments, speech, language and literacy support to assist with participation, or swallowing and feeding support, you may be eligible for speech pathology services. If you have been injured at work, Worksafe may cover some speech pathology services. Some private health insurers may offer rebates for speech pathology. For more information about our fees, please see http://www.hearservice.com.au

Speech pathology services are currently available at the following sites:

East Melbourne, Oakleigh, Box Hill, Geelong and Preston 

East Melbourne

Level 2
340 Albert St
(Vicdeaf building)
East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Tel03 9473 1133
Fax03 9473 1155
TTY03 9473 1199

Box Hill

Suite 15, Upper Level
17 Market St
Box Hill, VIC 3128

Tel03 9890 2500
Fax03 9897 3400
TTY03 9473 1199


Oakleigh

Level 3
20 Atherton Rd
Oakleigh, VIC 3166

Tel03 9567 0400
Fax03 9567 0411
TTY03 9473 1199


Other Locations

Frankston
Geelong
Greensborough
Lilydale
Preston
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