The Speech Pathology programs based at OPH accept referrals based on program-specific intake criteria.
OPH Speech Pathology provides services to people with speech, language and/or swallowing difficulties who meet the eligibility criteria of the required program. Two of the main criteria are: the person lives in the specified catchment and, the person is not eligible for another government funded speech pathology service.
There are three outpatient Speech Pathology programs available:
- Adult stuttering disorders
- Adult acquired disorders
- Videofluoroscopy Clinic
Note: An inpatient service is also available to OPH inpatients.
Adult Voice and Stuttering
- All of NMHS region
- ENT assessment required prior to voice assessment
Acquired communication/swallowing disorders
- All of NMHS region, or eligible for OPH Day Hospital, Parkinson's Disease or Memory Clinics
Note: OPH does not provide services to people post laryngectomy.
- All of NMHS region, or eligible for OPH Day Hospital, Parkinson's Disease or Memory Clinics.
- Referrals accepted from Medical Practitioners and must include radiology request.
Referrals for the three programs: Adult stuttering disorders, Adult acquired disorders and Videofluoroscopy Clinic need to be directed to:
Senior Speech Pathologist
Rehabilitation & Aged Care
Osborne Park Hospital
STIRLING WA 6021.
Telephone: (08) 9346 8225
Fax: (08) 9346 8232
Child Development Services (Paediatric Speech Pathology)
From the 1st September 2014 the OPH Speech Pathology department will no longer provide a paediatric speech pathology service. For enquires regarding existing clients, please contact the State Child Development Centre on 9426 9480.
All new enquiries regarding paediatric speech pathology should be directed to:
Child Development Service Centralised Intake Team
Phone: 1300 551 827
Fax: (08) 9426 7676
Additional information regarding the Child Development Service is available here.
The Service provides clinical education for undergraduate and post-graduate students who are completing a Human Communication Science degree (or approved equivalent).