Update

H&S Speech Pathology have temporarily closed our books and will not be taking new referrals until October/November 2022. We will update when we are open and accepting new referrals again. 

 

H&S Speech Pathology Welcomes You

H & S Speech Pathology has been proudly providing services within Melbourne since 2018. We are flexible, innovative and aim to truly connect and learn about your goals to provide an exceptional and compassionate service. To learn more, simply browse through our site.

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About me

Emma Ball

Emma completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Language Therapy at Birmingham City University in the UK in 2008. After working for 5 years in the United Kingdom, Emma moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2013.

Following time with Austin Health and Monash Health, Emma continues to work with both La Trobe University Communication Clinic and GRP Speech Pathology to offer outpatient services supporting individuals to achieve their speech, language, swallowing and voice goals. Additionally, she supports the future growth of Speech Pathology through provision of clinical education to Speech Pathology students. 

Emma has a particular interest in working with people with voice disorders, or those who wish to modify their voice to allow them to feel confident communicating who they are in all areas of their life. 

She is trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) to manage voice difficulties for those with Parkinson's Disease. 

Emma continues to develop her skills in the area of speech pathology management and keeps up to date with changes in speech pathology research to ensure her clients are provided with evidence based techniques at all times. She is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia, a member of the Australian Voice Association and AusPath (Australian Professional Association for Transgender Health). 

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Services Provided

H&S Speech Pathology is proud to offer a range of speech pathology services across the ages. 

We provide assessment and evidence-based management for a number of communication, swallowing and voice related issues for individuals aged 12 years and older.  


If you would like more information about any of the services offered, please give me a call and I will be happy to answer any questions.

Voice

Management of Voice issues

- Vocal cord nodules, cysts and polyps,

- Vocal cord paralysis,

- Muscle tension dysphonia


Post operative voice management


Gender Affirming Voice Training

- Learning techniques to explore all aspects of your voice and communication to reflect your true self   


Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT)

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Speech & Language

Speech difficulties

- Dysarthria: slurred speech, issues with breath support

- Dyspraxia: motor speech issues that can cause sounds to come out in the wrong order

Expressive language skills

- Your talking and writing

Receptive language

- Your listening, understanding and reading

Including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

- Using a communication device to support your interactions with others

Swallowing

Swallowing issues can occur for those who have

- had a stroke

- a diagnosed neurological pathology (e.g. Parkinson's disease, MS)

- dementia

- expected changes through ageing

Assessment and management may include:

- strategies to ensure safe eating and drinking

- rehabilitation techniques to target strengthening of muscles 

- modification of diet and fluids  

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Additional Information

Things you might like to know

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Service Delivery

Location

Appointments may be in person at our West Melbourne location, or there is the option to use Telehealth. Using computer, tablet or phone, you can complete your session from the comfort of your home or during your lunch break.

Whenever you work with H&S Speech Pathology, you can trust that you will receive only the best service delivery.

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Medicare Rebate

Chronic Care Plan/EnhancedPrimary Care Plan (EPC)

You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate via your GP


Clients who have a chronic condition and complex care needs may be eligible for up to 5 partly subsidised speech pathology services within a calendar year (including those with voice dysphoria) 

A chronic condition is one that has been present for six months or longer. Clients have complex care needs if they need ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and at least two other health care providers, one of which may be a speech pathologist.

Upon payment of the fee the speech pathologist provides the client with a receipt. The rebate will be paid when this receipt is presented to Medicare.

To ensure your medicare rebate, a plan is required at your first session.

 
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Get in Touch

504/7 Jeffcott St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia

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