Speech Therapy

Having trouble getting your message across? Speech Therapy can help!


speechSpeech involves the identification, definition, diagnosis and treatment of the range of speech and language disorders. Speech and language difficulties can arise from a wide range of factors. These include: cognitive or other developmental delays, weak oral muscles, motor planning problems, respiratory problems and swallowing disorders.

Speech disorders include the following problems:

  • Dysphasia or oral feeding disorders include difficulties with eating, swallowing and choking.
  • Articulation disorders include difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that individuals cannot understand what is being said.
  • Fluency disorders include problems such as stuttering.
  • Resonance or voice disorders include problems with pitch, volume or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what is being said.

speech 1Through the Muscular Dystrophy South Australia’s Client Services team, clients can access our Speech Therapy service. A speech therapist is available once per month at the Muscular Dystrophy South Australia office or clients can alternatively undertake their speech therapy session at the Griffiths Rehabilitation Hospital in Hove. If you have a neuromuscular condition and think you may benefit from seeing a speech therapist, please contact Kelly in Client Services on 8234 5266 or email kmclean@mdasa.org.au for a referral.

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