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Speech Pathology

About Us

Speech Pathologists provide specialist assessment and management to patients with communication and swallowing problems.

Communication problems can include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty understanding
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty reading and writing

Swallowing problems can include:

  • Coughing when eating and drinking
  • Food getting stuck in your throat
  • Difficulty chewing

At Austin Health we provide care in acute, subacute, outpatient and community settings across all three sites including the Austin Hospital, the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.



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Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.