We all need to communicate for many reasons: to get the information we need, to socialise, to speak on the phone, to give an opinion, and many more.
Sometimes your ability to communicate with others can be affected by health problems impacting your hearing, understanding, or speech.
Our speech pathologists can help you to:
- understand instructions
- follow what people are saying
- hear conversations more clearly
- find the right words to use when talking or writing
- speak clearly and be understood better by others
- deal with changes in your voice
- read and write
- overcome difficulties with swallowing.
We work as part of a team with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, and dietitians, working together to help people keep living as independently as possible.
Eligibility and fees
This service is available to people aged 65 years or older and people with a disability who are less than 65 years of age (and their carers).
Most services are free or low-cost depending on eligibility. If fees apply we will discuss this with you.
The service is available in Wangaratta, Myrtleford, Mansfield and Benalla.
We primarily visit people in their own homes.
Offices open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.
Visitors to Myrtleford office by appointment only.