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Speech pathology for adults, online Australia-wide

Umbo provides speech pathology online, via videolink. We can provide therapy for a wide range of disabilities and medical conditions, including dysphagia, aphasia, stroke, MS, MND, acquired brain injury, Parkinson's, dementia and more.


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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 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 via an online videolink.

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


How does Umbo work?

1. CONTACT

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

2. COLLABORATE

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

3. CONNECT

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

4. CUSTOMISE

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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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
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
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 B
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
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 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:

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

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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