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Specific Programs

In conjunction with the Speech Pathology inpatient and outpatient services, Speech Pathology departments are also involved in the provision of specialist multidisciplinary services including:

Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies/Modified Barium Swallow Studies (Goulburn Base Hospital)

  • A videofluroscopy swallow study (VFSS)/Modified Barium Swallow study (MBS) is an objective assessment for swallowing. The procedure is undertaken with support from the Radiology department. The patient is required to eat and drink different textures whilst being video x-rayed to assess the mechanics of their swallow. 
  • GP or medical officer referral is required.

Early Years Assessment Teams (Moruya and Bega Community Health)

  • Multidisciplinary assessment of children’s development from various allied health perspectives including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, speech pathology etc.
  • Referral is completed by community health allied health clinicians as required.

Healthy Ears, Better Hearing, Better Listening (HEBHBL) Project (Goulburn/Yass, Eurobodalla);

  • Assessment and therapy for indigenous children
  • Referral is completed by Indigenous staff, schools, preschools, health clinicians as required.
  • Children can be seen at the CHC, in the community at schools & preschools (Goulburn/Yass).

Paediatric Mealtime Support Clinic (Queanbeyan Community Health)

  • Multisdisciplinary assessment and intervention support for children experiencing difficulty with feeding and swallowing.
  • Referral is completed by community health allied health clinicians as required.

The Child, Infant and Family Tertiary Service

  • Tertiary level assessment of children with complex needs from allied health and medical perspectives including paediatrics, psychology, occupational therapy, genetics and speech pathology. The service is provided throughout the health district as an outreach service.
  • Referral is accepted from GP, health or educational settings via central intake.
Last updated: 14 September 2018