Speech Pathology

Experienced speech pathologist Catherine Hudson provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of swallowing, speech, language, fluency  and voice disorders. Cathy has worked extensively with children, the elderly and adults with neurological disease such as MS or head and neck cancer. Cathy also has training in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program for Parkinsons disease patients. 

services include

General services

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of swallowing and communication disorders including speech, language, fluency and voice disorders.

Paediatric services

  • Babies and children with feeding difficulties
  • Two year old children who are not putting 2 words together.
  • Children who stutter.
  • Three year old children who do not talk in sentences.
  • Four year old children who are difficult to understand.
  • School aged children with language and literacy problems.
  • Children with a harsh, strained voice, or voice loss due to vocal nodules.
  • Children with hearing disorders.
  • Children with physical disability eg cerebral palsy
  • Children with Intellectual disability.
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Neurological Disease Specific Conditions

  • Parkinsons disease
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Dementia
  • Huntingtons Chorea

Cancer

  • Head and neck cancers may cause swallowing and speech difficulties.
  • Laryngectomy - loss of the voice box due to cancer, patients may need a voice prosthesis or use of a communication aid.
  • Voice disorders eg vocal nodules, polyps, contact ulcer affect the ability to produce a clear voice.
  • Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease may experience swallowing difficulties.

Billing & Appointments
  • Medicare Health Care Plans accepted
  • HICAPS available for immediate private health insurance rebates
  • For patients with voice disorders (eg. vocal nodules, contact ulcers, polyps) an ENT assessment and referral is necessary.
  • No referral necessary for all other patients

To book an appointment please call 55 897 555 or click here to book online.