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Speech pathology for adolescents, online, Australia-wide

Umbo provides speech pathology for teenagers and their families online, via videolink. It’s an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.


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

 

How does Umbo work?

1. CONTACT

Does your family need speech therapy? Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll point you in the right direction.

2. COLLABORATE

We’ll discuss your family’s therapy needs, and how we can best help you get connected to speech therapy online.

3. CONNECT

Get connected to a speech pathologist online. We aim to get you started on our clinical intake process within 1 week of receiving your request.

4. CUSTOMISE

We work around your family’s needs and schedules to deliver the best outcomes. This could involve our therapists delivering short sessions with parents, or being available outside of consultations via phone or text. 


Who can use Umbo?

Adolescents and their families
Umbo helps adolescents and their families across Australia access vital therapy services online. We’ll quickly connect you with some of Australia’s best speech pathologists who have experience with teenagers. When you are ready to move on to adult services you can stay with Umbo, as we provide services for adults too. 
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NDIS providers and support coordinators
Umbo can help find a reliable occupational therapist for your client. Make a referral and we’ll connect you to the right clinician.
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Schools
Teachers are often the first people in a teenager’s life to notice they are struggling with speech, movement or life skills. Schools can use Umbo to refer a teenager and help them find the online therapy services they need.
Refer a child at your school

I heart NDIS

We are a registered NDIS provider and we also cater for private clients



Meet some of our therapists

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Alisa Lingham
Speech Pathologist

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.

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Jo Rowland
Speech Pathologist

Jo works with clients and families across the lifespan and enjoys working with various presenting difficulties and diagnoses.  Jo is a neuro-affirming therapist working towards identifying strengths in an individual and takes a functional approach to therapy. Jo believes in a multidisciplinary approach to support clients and works with schools and other important stakeholders to achieve client goals.

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Chloe Brown
Speech Pathologist

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.

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Georgiana Leahy
Speech Pathologist

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. 

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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What can speech therapy help with?

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

  • Adolescents who stutter
  • Adolescents who have trouble saying or understanding words
  • Adolescents with intellectual disabilities or mental illness who have trouble communicating clearly
  • Adolescents who use means other than spoken language to communicate
  • Adolescents with social language delays/disorders including literacy skills, making friends, exam vocabulary and communication within the community
  • Adolescents with eating disorders or who have difficulty chewing

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!



“Being introduced to Umbo was a lifesaver”

Sarah, Mum, Central West NSW



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