What is a Speech Pathologist?

A speech pathologist is an allied health professional trained to provide intervention to people who experience communication and speech difficulties. Intervention involves diagnostic assessment and therapy to target a client’s specific areas of needs.

Speech pathologists may work with a person experiencing the following:

  • Language disorders
  • Expressive language difficulties
  • Receptive language difficulties (understanding)
  • Reading comprehension difficulties
  • Reading and spelling disorders (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Difficulty listening and maintaining attention
  • Difficulty producing speech correctly (articulation)
  • Lisps
  • Stutters
  • Speech sound disorders (motor speech/apraxia)
  • Difficulty using the correct sentence structure (grammar)
  • Social language and communication difficulties (pragmatics)


Speech pathology services can be provided within our Caringbah based office, your child’s school or in the comfort of your home. Please feel free to get in contact to discuss your child’s difficulties and areas of need.

Did you know you may be eligible to utilise funding to access speech pathology services?