Speech pathology

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Speech pathologists interested in delivering services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are in high demand.

NDIS funded supports for speech pathology
Under the NDIS, speech pathologists with appropriate skills and training can provide services, which may include:

  • Risk assessment, intervention and development of management plans for people with swallowing difficulty in supported independent living (SIL).
  • Assessment, prescription and education to families, carers and teachers for assistive technology to aid communication.
  • Assessment of therapy programs to help people with goals around communication and cognitive development.

Opportunities for speech pathologists in the NDIS
Speech pathologists delivering supports under the NDIS have flexibility in choosing how they want to operate. They can deliver services in a clinic, home-based environment or in the community. The location and mode of service delivery will depend on a range of factors including the participant’s needs and goals, and the availability of appropriate resources and supports.

Organisations who register as an NDIS provider will be able to deliver services to NDIS participants regardless of how their plan is managed. Please visit the Getting started as an NDIS provider page for more information about registering under the NDIS.

Support resources
Visit the NDIS Demand Map to see projected demand for NDIS services in your area.

Connect with a Boosting the Local Care Workforce Regional Coordinator to receive localised support and help in identifying opportunities in your area.

Speech Pathology Australia provides supports for therapists with educational resources, professional development and advocacy.

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) provides resources, supports and development opportunities for speech pathologists working in rural and remote areas.

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) provides more information and links to resources related to the allied health field.