Speech pathology for adults, online Australia-wide

Umbo provides speech pathology 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 people in Australia — particularly those in regional or rural areas — must wait to receive quality speech and occupational therapy. 

At Umbo, we want to reduce that time to as little as 1 week — by connecting families with quality speech pathologists and occupational therapists online.

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

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

How does Umbo work?


Do you need speech pathology? Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll point you in the right direction.


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


Get connected to a speech pathologist online. We aim to get you started on our clinical intake process in under 1 week.


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

Who can use Umbo?

Adults with medical conditions
Umbo helps adults with medical conditions, including stroke, acquired brain injury, parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurones disease, dementia, aphasia and dysphagia. We’ll quickly connect you with some of Australia’s best speech pathologists who have experience with medical conditions that affect speech and swallowing.
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Adults with disabilities
Umbo helps adults with physical, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities across Australia access vital therapy services online. We’ll quickly connect you with some of Australia’s best speech pathologists who have experience with adults. 
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NDIS providers and support coordinators
Umbo can help find a reliable speech pathologist for your client. Make a referral and we’ll connect you to the right clinician.
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We are a registered NDIS provider and we also cater for private clients

Meet some of our therapists


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.


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.


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.


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.


What can speech pathology help with?

Speech pathology can help people with any kind of medical condition or disability that affects communication or swallowing. This includes helping people with:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor Neurones Disease
  • Dementia
  • Aphasia
  • Dysphagia
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Psychosocial Disabilies / Mental Illness

Unsure what you need?

No problem, just send us an inquiry explaining the difficulties that you/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, Central West NSW

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