Hugh Street Consultation Room


Speech in Focus, Speech Pathology Services believes each person deserves to receive positive changes in their life and their world.

This practice provides both assessment and therapy services for:

  • Speech difficulties
  • Language delay
  • Literacy and language learning difficulties
  • Social thinking and skills
  • Autism
  • Developmental delays
  • Dysphagia
  • Stuttering

What will happen at the Initial Consultation?

The initial consultation will involve:

  • Talking with you about yourself or your child.
  • Reading through any reports or documents that you bring with you.
  • Testing the area which concerns you.
  • For children, an assessment will also require observing and playing with your child.
  • Providing some information about the results.
  • Discussing therapy options.

It is important that your child has eaten a meal, had a drink and has gone to the toilet before the appointment. An adult is required to be present during the assessment.

Children who attend with you will need to stay in the waiting room with a supervising adult. Unfortunately, having other children in the consultation is too disruptive and will affect the quality of the assessment results.

Reports are available and may be requested when you make your appointment.  Please allow for up to 10 business days for your assessment report.


The speech pathologist will discuss with you the type of therapy you will need. The length and frequency of treatment sessions will be based on the assessment results.   Each individual's therapy plan is based on best available research and is customised.  The Speech in Focus, Speech Pathology Services team welcomes you to contact us for more information.

Eating and Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia)

Meal time and swallowing assessments are offered as a visiting service:

  • Homes
  • Aged Care Facilities or Hostels
  • Supported Accommodation.

Dysphagia Services may include:

  • Homes
  • Aged Care Facilities or Hostels
  • Supported Accommodation.
  • Consultation with family, carers and nursing staff.
  • Assessing the individual in their environment and during a meal.
  • Contacting the discharging hospital speech pathologist and dietitian.
  • Provision of a Meal time and Swallowing Care Plan.
  • Follow up telephone consultation.
  • Staff education.