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Speech pathology and occupational therapy online, Australia-wide

Umbo provides speech pathology and occupational therapy online. It’s an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. We are a registered NDIS provider.


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What is Umbo?

18 months. That’s how long some families in Australia — particularly those in regional or rural areas — must wait to receive quality speech and occupational therapy. 

At Umbo, we aim to start you on our clinical intake process within 1 week of receiving your request for therapy.

Our trained therapists deliver highly effective speech and occupational therapy to anywhere in Australia online, via videolink.

Umbo is social enterprise and a registered NDIS provider. We also cater to private clients.

What can occupational therapy help with?

Occupational therapy can help people with activities that they do in their everyday life. This includes helping people who have difficulty with:

  • Getting dressed, washing and going to the toilet
  • Concentrating on a task
  • Moving their body how they want to
  • Using hands, including writing, drawing and cutting
  • Mobilising and travelling safely
  • Planning and carrying out chores or jobs
  • Understanding how to count money and create a budget
  • Understanding how to deal with different sights/sounds/textures
  • Managing emotions in appropriate ways

What can speech pathology help with?

Speech pathology can help with any kind of communication or swallowing issue. This includes helping:

  • People who stutter
  • People who have trouble saying or understanding words
  • People with intellectual disabilities or mental illness who have trouble communicating clearly
  • People who use means other than spoken language to communicate
  • People with social language delays/disorders including literacy skills, making friends, exam vocabulary and communication within the community
  • People with eating disorders or who have difficulty chewing
  • Babies who have difficulty feeding, including suspected tongue ties
  • Children having difficulty transitioning to solid foods, “fussy’ eaters

Unsure what you need?

No problem, just send us an inquiry explaining the difficulties that you/your child/your family member is having and we can let you know whether a speech pathologist, occupational therapist or other kind of professional would be most appropriate. It’s better to ask and get a clear answer!



Who can use Umbo?

Children and their families
Umbo helps children and families across Australia access vital therapy services online. We’ll quickly connect you with some of Australia’s best speech pathologists and occupational therapists who have experience with children. 
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Adults
Umbo's experienced adult speech pathologists and occupational therapists can provide support for adults with disabilities and medical conditions through individualised therapy.
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NDIS providers and support coordinators
Umbo can help find a reliable speech pathologist or occupational therapist for your client. Make a referral and we’ll connect you to the right clinician.
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Schools and preschools
Teachers are often the first people in a child’s life to notice they are struggling with speech, movement or life skills. Schools and preschools can use Umbo to refer a child and help them find the online therapy services they need.
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We are a registered NDIS provider and we also cater for private clients



Meet some of our therapists

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Jess Smith
Speech Pathologist

Jessica has 20 years experience working with children who have speech, language, fluency and feeding issues. She is passionate about developing and using Australian-specific therapy materials.

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Poorani Balasundaram
Occupational Therapist

For more than 5 years, Poorani has lived and experienced life in rural Australia, working as an Occupational Therapist in various rural locations in Victoria and New South Wales.

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Sarah Wolfel
Occupational Therapist

Sarah has been working as an Occupational Therapist for 13 years in both Darwin and Adelaide, and has experience working with children of all ages with a variety of disabilities and learning difficulties.

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Kizzy Searle
Speech Pathologist

Kizzy is a speech pathologist who has worked in many different environments, from schools and preschools, to homes and recreation centres.

The Umbo Difference

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person receiving therapy leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic. 

At Umbo online therapy is not just Zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

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Our impact in numbers


Clients in regional or rural areas
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Travel time saved per client
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Total NDIS funding saved
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Average client feedback rating
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“Being introduced to Umbo was a lifesaver”

Sarah, Mum, Central West NSW



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