Swallowing Disorders

Adult's Speech Therapy

Master Your Speech Problems at Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic

Adults with speech problems are often impacted socially, educationally, professionally, interpersonally and emotionally, but help is available. Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic offers a range of programs to treat stuttering, the effects of stroke and brain injuries, foreign accents and professional voice users such as teachers, singers and public speakers.

Our programs are tailored to suit you and your requirements, and will teach you specific skills and strategies that you can confidently use in normal, everyday situations.

Will speech therapy for adults help me?

Our programs in speech therapy for adults treat a number of different speech, language and swallowing difficulties and disorders. If you experience any of the problems below, a speech therapist at Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic can help.

  • Stuttering involves the repetition, elongation or blocking of a sound, word or even a phrase. It may even involve involuntary movement of your face or avoidance of words. You may even avoid speaking in certain situations or with certain people.
  • Voice disorders may be defined as any symptom, heard or felt, that impacts on the function and quality of a person’s normal voice. Voice problems can interfere with an individual’s ability to communicate and can result in a severe communication disorder that interferes with their professional and social lives.
  • Acquired Communication Disorders may be an effect of stroke, head injury, neurosurgery, progressive neurological disease (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), head and neck surgery and other medical conditions, and may be demonstrated by slurring or poor muscle co-ordination that produces incorrect or imprecise sounds. Adults who have faulty learned articulation patterns and acquired articulation disorders can also be assisted to improve their speech sound productions.
  • Language comprehension and expression deficits in individuals who have suffered a stroke (CVA), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), brain tumour or other brain damage receive individualised therapy designed to strengthen their functional language skills.
  • Language difficulties may be present if you have trouble thinking of the correct words to express yourself or experience problems understanding what others are saying to you. Problems with reading and writing may also be evident.
  • Cognitive difficulties are demonstrated by problems with concentration, memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, speed of thinking, planning or self monitoring.
  • Swallowing disorders may be a result of stroke, head injury, neurosurgery, progressive neurological disease (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), head and neck surgery and other medical conditions. You may experience difficulty chewing and swallowing some or all types of food and/or fluids due to muscle weakness or inco-ordination. Some symptoms may include poor ability to chew food, coughing or throat clearing when attempting to swallow, needing several swallows to clear food, a sensation of food being stuck in the throat or chest and in some cases recurrent chest infections.
  • Accent modification develops your spoken English, helping you to speak more clearly and be better understood. Softening an accent by improving pronunciation of English sounds, rate, rhythm, stress and intonation patterns will improve your ability to communicate effectively and be clearly understood.

More detailed information on voice therapy and speech therapy for adults can be found on our blog.

Change your life with a speech, language and voice therapy program.

At Box Hill Speech Pathology, we don’t believe that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. We know that it’s never too late for you to take control and master your speech problems. Speech therapy for adults will allow you to regain your confidence and enjoy more success in the areas you want it most.

Don’t let speech problems hold you back! Talk to Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic today.