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Merrin Torpy

Speech Pathology -Telehealth

Sabrina Kwan

Speech Pathology

Emily Palmer

Speech Pathology Assistant

Speech Pathology


Speech pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders, that include difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice.

They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of:

  • developmental delays.

  • stroke.

  • brain injuries.

  • learning disability.

  • intellectual disability.

  • cerebral palsy.

  • dementia.

  • hearing loss.

  • other problems that can affect speech and language.


People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.

Speech, language and social skills are the number one predictors of success in school and the workplace. It is your ability to communicate effectively that will determine more than any other factor, the quality of your personal relationships.

Common conditions we can treat include:
  • Articulation difficulties

  • Phonological disorders

  • Language delay and disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Asperger's syndrome

  • Stuttering/  fluency disorders

  • Voice disorder

  • Central auditory processing disorder

  • Pragmatic language impairment

  • Dyspraxia:  oromotor sequencing disorder

  • Feeding and swallowing disorders


Our paediatric speech pathologist provides services via telehealth, and can be provided in the comfort of your own home, or in out clinic with support from an allied health assistant to ensure a smooth session.

If you are unsure, this video may answer some of your questions