- Stroke Management – Our special interests include in Intensive Treatment of Aphasia, Instrumental Swallowing Assessment and Dysphagia Rehabilitation.
- Motor Neuron Disease – One of our senior clinicians, Sally Pittendrigh, provides services to the Macquarie Neurology MND Service in addition to our community support of complex communication and swallowing needs.
- Parkinson’s Disease – Our OSP team is excited to be amongst the first providers of SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® therapy programs in Australia. We share the mission of the Parkinson’s Voice Project https://www.
parkinsonvoiceproject.org and are committed to “preserve the voices of individuals with Parkinson’s and related neurological disorders through intensive speech therapy, follow-up support, research, education, and community awareness” For more Parkinson’s resources and information about Speak Out and LOUD Crowd, click here or check out this page – Speak Out and LOUD Crowd: New Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease
Leading the Way
Our commitment to our ongoing professional development ensures that our management is current and well evidenced. We work hard at applying research findings into our everyday clinical practice.
This includes access to technological advances in swallowing assessment, computer-based home programs and inclusion of smartphone technology to support therapy.
Our mini-story on National Nine News on SPEAK OUT® and LOUD Crowd®
Find out more about the programs here
What a fabulous way to finish the year. We just managed to have an article on Sean O’Brien and his advocacy work in aphasia featured in the Rotary Down Under national magazine (Dec/Jan 2019-2020). This means we’ve dropped the word ‘aphasia’ into around 30,000 homes and the story has already been shared across Australia, NZ and the USA. We like to think that with every mention of ‘aphasia’ we get one step closer to a supportive world for people living with communication difficulty. Thank you Sean and thank you Rotary!
Joan Saves Her Voice – We love this story of hard work and optimism amidst the chaos of 2020, and we are incredibly proud of our Port Macquarie SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® clients!