Speech Pathology

The Speech Pathology team assess and treat infants and children with a range of swallowing and communication difficulties, including those born prematurely, those with complex respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological conditions, acquired brain injuries, craniofacial conditions (i.e. cleft lip and palate) and developmental disorders (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder).

Phone: (03) 8572 3003

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Expertise and Services

Monash Health provides Speech Pathology services to Monash Children’s Hospital patients both in an acute setting within our hospitals and in the community.

Speech Pathology services

The Speech Pathology team at Monash Children’s Hospital assess and treat infants and children with a range of swallowing and communication difficulties. This includes those born prematurely, those with complex respiratory, gastrointestinal, or neurological conditions, acquired brain injuries, craniofacial conditions (i.e. cleft lip and palate) and developmental disorders (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder).

Videofluoroscopy is completed on site for the assessment of swallowing difficulties.

Information for patients and families

Useful links

Speech Pathology Australia – http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/
Raising Children (parenting website) – http://raisingchildren.net.au/
Cleft Pals (Cleft Palate Association Victoria) – www.cleftpalsvic.com

Referrals

Monash Children’s Hospital Acute Speech Pathology service only accepts referrals from within Monash Health. Referrals can be made via EMR for inpatients and SMR e-Referral for outpatients.

Videofluoroscopy

Patients presenting with dysphagia can be referred to Speech Pathology for Videofluoroscopy.

Videofluoroscopy is completed on site for the assessment of swallowing difficulties.

If the referral is from a Speech Pathologist, please also include a signed referral from the GP to access radiology services.

Please contact Monash Children’s Hospital and speak to Allied Health Administration for a referral form – Phone: (03) 8572 3003

Community Referrals

Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273), Option 4
Email: MHCAccess@monashhealth.org

Child and Family Program in the Community
The Child and Family Team at Monash Health Community provide allied health services to children.

For more information, contact childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org.

Youth and Family Program
The Youth and Family team at Monash Health Community provides quality health services to vulnerable and marginalized young people and their families.

For more information, contact youthtriage@monashhealth.org.

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