Must reside in the Northern Beaches LGA and hold a valid Medicare Card.
Referrals received via letter, phone contact, self-referral or medical referral.
To refer please call and leave a message on the Central Intake Line
02 9951 0299.
Please be advised that it may take several days for a Speech Pathologist to return your call in peak periods.
Urgent cases will be discussed during the speech pathology intake process.
In addition to the services described above the Speech Pathology Department provides a number of Speciality Services:
Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering
Paediatric Speech Pathologists assess and monitor children who are stuttering and commence therapy using the Lidcombe Program when appropriate. A maximum of 24 sessions are offered for this therapy approach where the speech pathologist teaches and supports the parents/carers who conduct therapy at home.
The Lidcombe Program is a behavioural treatment for young children who stutter. The program takes its name from the suburb of Sydney where the Australian Stuttering Research Centre is located, at The University of Sydney. Independently replicated clinical trials show that the Lidcombe program is an effective treatment program to treat stuttering in children.
Paediatric feeding assessment and intervention
The Northern Beaches Paediatric Speech Pathology team aim to provide appropriate and timely management of children with feeding problems. Management includes hospital and clinic based assessment ( Mona Vale Hospital), home visits (as appropriate), telephone consultation and liaison with other professionals involved. Children with feeding difficulties can be referred as an inpatient or as an outpatient. Multidisciplinary assessments are available if required.