Speech therapy for aphasia online, Australia-wide
Umbo provides speech pathology online, via videolink. We are a registered NDIS provider and can provide services for NDIS participants and private clients.
How can a speech pathologist help with aphasia?
Aphasia is a language impairment that impairs the ability to communicate effectively with others. A speech pathologist may complete an assessment to identify the areas of difficulty caused by aphasia. They can help by tailoring therapy to target your individual needs and goals. This may include:
- Assisting with communication to return to work
- Talking on the phone
- Providing strategies for word finding difficulties
- Assisting with reading and writing
- Finding alternative means of communication
Can speech therapy for aphasia be done online?
Yes, our speech pathologists are able to provide speech therapy for aphasia online.
Is online therapy as effective as face-to-face?
Generally, online speech therapy can be as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy. The benefit of online therapy includes reduced wait times, sensory demands (associated with travel, wait-room environment) and opportunities to be assessed in your natural environment.
There are many ways in which therapy can be adapted to the online setting, for example handouts and therapy programs can be emailed through to you rather than given to you in person, your therapist can demonstrate strategies via Zoom, and you can share progress via videos or email.
Additional information can also be provided to you and key people in your life. This means you and your significant others can play a greater role in understanding your condition and how it affects you in everyday life.
We are a registered NDIS provider.
We can provide assessments for new NDIS applications and plan reviews.
Meet some of our therapists
Alisa works with young kids and their families, in Early Childhood Intervention. Alisa helps families tune-in to how their child learns, and to find everyday opportunities for communication. By working in partnership, families help their child to talk, play, sing, read books, and tell stories. Alisa also works with families on goals related to mealtimes, and their child’s eating and drinking skills.
Aaron is a compassionate and dedicated speech pathologist with a wealth of experience in swallowing and communication difficulties. He has been practising as a speech pathologist for over 6 years since he received his Masters from University of Queensland and has worked across various settings including hospitals, schools, aged care, and private practice.
Chloe is an enthusiastic and passionate speech pathologist who loves working with clients across the continuum of care. Chloe has experience as a generalist therapist with paediatrics and adults in a diverse range of settings. Chloe has a particular interest in neurological conditions and has extensive experience in dysphagia management and working with people with aphasia.
Georgiana is a caring and passionate speech pathologist who loves to build long term therapeutic relationships with clients and families. She has experience working with both paediatrics and adults as a generalist therapist with a particular focus on early intervention therapies for children with Autism.
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 a social enterprise and a registered NDIS provider. We also cater to private clients.
“Being introduced to Umbo was a lifesaver”
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!