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Speech Pathology

Mater Speech Pathology Services

Mater has a comprehensive speech pathology service available to both adult and paediatric patients requiring speech pathology intervention. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

Patient referrals are triaged according to prioritisation guidelines, and are booked for appointments accordingly. If you have any questions, or for more information, please telephone: for Adults 07 3163 8685 and for Children's 07 3163 6000 Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 4.00 pm.

Referrals for adult patients can be sent direct to the department via fax on 07 3163 2267 and for paediatric patients via fax 07 3163 2267.

For Patients with Private Health Insurance

To support the demand for speech pathology services, Mater Health and Wellness* provide services for patients with private health insurance. Please refer to the table below for details about the services available. For more information or to make an appointment, please telephone 07 3163 6000 or send your referral direct to Mater Health and Wellness via fax 07 3010 5745.

Adult services

Mater Speech Pathology

  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Assessment and treatment of acquired disorders of:
    • Swallowing (dysphagia)
    • Voice (dysphonia)**
    • Speech (dysarthria, dyspraxia)
    • Language (aphasia)

Mater Health and Wellness*

  • Adult and adolescent fluency (stuttering)
  • Speech clarity
  • Assessment and treatment of acquired disorders of:
    • Swallowing (dysphagia)
    • Voice (dysphonia)** 
    • Speech (dysarthria, dyspraxia)
    • Language (aphasia)
  • Modified barium swallow (MBS) (completed in conjunction with Queensland X-ray)
  • Assessment and treatment of chronic cough (CC) and/or paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVCM)

Paediatric services

Mater Speech Pathology

  • Assessment and treatment of developmental feeding and swallowing disorders

Mater Health and Wellness*

  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Speech and language assessment and therapy
  • Literacy assessment and therapy
  • Multi-disciplinary developmental assessments
  • Multi-disciplinary baby development clinic
  • Autism services, including ADOS assessments
  • Mater Mother’s Hospital multi-disciplinary play group
  • Autism Services
  • Secret Agent Society
  • Better Start Programme
  • Child Protection Assessments
  • Feeding Clinic
  • Hanen More Than Words Programme

*Patients will incur fee for appointments booked with this service. Mater Health and Wellness Clinic staff are recognised providers with private health funds and Medicare. Rebates for services are available where applicable.

**Patients requiring voice assessment and intervention must be reviewed by ENT prior to referral.

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