Speech pathology

Speech Pathology can assist adults to regain and maintain independence at home and in the community. Our Speech Pathologist may help if you are suffering from the following:

  • Difficulties with swallowing foods or liquids, coughing or choking when eating or drinking
  • Saliva control and dry mouth problems
  • Difficulty understanding and/or expressing language, for example, aphasia, dementia
  • Word finding difficulties
  • Difficulties with reading, spelling, written language and calculations due to a medical condition
  • Slurred or unclear speech
  • Difficulty coordinating speech and breathing
  • Voice problems (quality and volume)
  • Memory difficulties, for example forgetting appointments, names and messages
  • Severe communication impairment
  • Augmentative communication aids and devices
  • Support and education for partners, families, carers and friends of people with communication, swallowing and cognitive impairments

We have Speech Pathologists who specialise in both adult and children’s speech therapy.
For children’s services, see speech pathology.

See our pathologists at

Link Health and Community – Clayton
Clayton Community Centre
Level 1, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton


Tuesdays and Fridays


  • A referral is needed through My Aged Care or your GP for people 65 and over
  • Contact us to find out if you are eligible to access funding for speech pathology

Individual appointments for adults
Individual appointments for children and young people
Pension/Health Care Card holder/Senior $10 No fee
Low fee $10 No fee
Medium fee $15 $15
Full fee: Standard consultation/ review appointment $45 $45
Full fee: Long consultation/ first appointment $95 $95

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