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Proud Supporter of our Veterans

DVA Welcome

We are proud to offer a range of services to our retired veterans and their families. We provide therapy in our clinic or can visit at your home.

Registered NDIS provider

National Disability Service Provider

NDIS Approved

We are approved by the NDIA for NDIS Services. We offer individual assessment, therapy, training, assistive technology and group therapy. We can prepare formal reports for the NDIA or your specialist. We are also happy to service clients on self-managed packages.

Medicare

Allied Health Services Plan (10970)

Medicare

People with chronic conditions or complex care needs may be able to ask their GP for an “Allied Health Services Plan (Medicare item 10970), formerly known as an Enhanced Care Package (ECP). It provides a Medicare funded subsidy towards your therapy.

Private Health

Claim your speech therapy through your private health fund

Private Health

You may able to claim a partial rebate for Speech Pathology on your private health insurance. Check with your provider to determine the exact rebate amount.

Some interesting thoughts we’ve had…..

Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) Staff Training

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Pictured: Trainer (Isuri) from PASP with Regent Gardens Manager of Clinical Services, Juvie Aranguin. Congratulations to staff at Regent's Garden Four Seasons, Booragoon, for being part of our swallowing difficulties training day yesterday! It was wonderful to have such an enthusiastic audience and great to see that the centre is embracing "The International Dysphagia Diet Standard Initiative" (IDDSI), which officially went live on May 1, 2019. On this date, all speech pathologists across the world are adopting the same naming system for modified consistency food and fluids. It was wonderful to have a mixture of [...]

How Now Brown Cow?

January 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Did you know this was a phrase used in elocution lessons which dates back to at least 1926? It was used to demonstrate rounded vowel sounds. Each “ow” sound in the phrase represents the diphthong /aU/. Lessons back then tended to be repetitive and focussed on drills to help able-speaking individuals to talk ‘with a plum in their mouth’ (i.e. with a posh accent). Often, these same drills were used for all students and teachers lacked knowledge in the medical causes of speech sound problems. […]

New “Breather” Inspiratory/Expiratory Devices in stock

October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

We've just received a new shipment of "The Breather" at Perth Adult Speech Pathology. The respiratory muscle trainer is a device used by speech pathologists worldwide to increase respiratory and laryngeal muscle strength. It can be helpful for people with poor breath support for speech, as well as for clients with swallowing problems when used under the guidance of a Speech Pathologist trained in this area. The original device was launched in 1980 and retired in 2017. The devices available at PASP are the latest model (2018) and are better than the original. These devices are available for our clients [...]

‘Edgy’ communication using the power of your eyes

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

I’d like to say a big thank you to Zac Wood from ‘The Brainary’ for coming to Perth Adult Speech Pathology on Friday 31 August 2018, to demonstrate the latest addition to eye-gaze technology, the ‘EyegazeEdge’. It was an amazing experience. This system enables clients with limited speech and poor hand control to use their eyes to operate a key board to ‘speak’ or to write. Nothing is attached to the user’s head or body. A small camera mounted under the Eyegaze screen takes 60 pictures per second of the user’s eye, whilst image processing software analyses those pictures to [...]

When I click my fingers…..

August 30th, 2018|0 Comments

I read a great article written by Libby-Jane Charleston in WA Today (on 28 August 2018) about the role of hypnosis in treating stuttering in children. Whilst it referred to managing childhood stuttering, (which indeed is very different to managing stuttering in adults), I took a great interest in this article. I am a Speech Pathologist who specialises in stuttering management in adults (also known as adult ‘dysfluency’), as well as other speech, language and swallowing difficulties. Dysfluency is an ongoing interest of mine. Whilst living and working in the UK, I received a grant to specialise in stuttering management [...]

Ring, ring, why don’t you give me a call?

August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Scream as loud as you want!  Nobody will hear in The Wind Phone Who knows the title track, “Ring, Ring” to Abba’s first album, released in 1973? “SOOOOOHHHHHH RING! RING! WHY DON”T YOU GIVE ME A CALL?” The Wind Phone I saw a story on TV last week about a new installation near the summit of Two Rock in the Dublin Mountains, which really got me thinking about these lyrics. It looks like a traditional telephone box and has been made from salvaged materials. It contains an old telephone. According to a note inside the structure, the ‘Wind Phone’, An Fón [...]

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