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Speech Therapy

Forbes Clinical Services is a NDIS Speech Therapy service for people aged seven and above with disabilities.

Our NDIS-registered speech therapists utilise evidence-based strategies that increase the participant’s quality of life and support them to communicate meaningfully and engage with family, friends and community.

What Our Practitioners Do

We understand that the NDIS can be challenging for families to navigate. As a community-based service, we can provide high-quality speech therapy in a variety of settings, including the participants home. We also offer the flexibility of telehealth sessions, if appropriate. Our dedicated practitioners have a strong focus on providing person-centred support that builds rapport and offers unconditional positive regard. Our Speech Therapists are all trained in providing high quality, evidence-based care including assessments and interventions personalised to each client. Every client is concerned holistically with their opinions and values at the centre of the Speech Therapy process.

Specialist Support That Is Inclusive and Direct

Working alongside Forbes Allied Services, we offer the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach. This gives participants the choice to allow practitioners within our organisation to collaborate and work cohesively to increase the effectiveness of therapy.

Our practitioners utilise an evidence-based approach that is family centred and takes the participant’s needs into consideration.

Our clientele

Our practitioners support participants with a range of functional difficulties.

These include:

  • Communication both verbal and assisted.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Late talkers
  • Stroke recovery
  • Community access
  • Education
  • Swallowing safety/difficulties
  • Fussy eaters
  • Fluency – stuttering
  • Voice therapy – i.e., SPEAKOUT® Parkinson, MND
  • Transgender Voice
  • Voice loss
  • Cognitive difficulties


We provide speech therapy to participants living with:

  • ID
  • ASD
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s
  • MSD
  • Aphasia
  • Dysphagia
  • Psychotic Disorders (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
  • Head Injury
  • ADHD
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Voice loss
  • Physical Health diagnoses


Our speech therapy team is trained to work with various clients to reach their goals and support them to live the life they desire. We are trauma informed and work hard to create a safe working relationship where every person feels heard and understood.

Assessments We Offer

Our Speech therapists offer a range of assessments including reports, such as:

  • Standardised Language Assessments for all ages i.e., CELF-5, PLS-4
  • Both formal and Informal language assessments
  • Swallowing/mealtime management assessment
  • Articulation
  • Cognitive assessment


We accept referrals directly via our website and inquiries via our contact page.

You've got questions, we've got answers


Speech Therapists have a broad scope of practice and are trained in all forms of communication and communication support as well as the mechanics of eating drinking and producing sound.  A Speech Therapist works to support you to be able to communicate your wants and needs to those around you as well as being able to safely engage with your community. This can extend from a young child struggling to produce first words to older clients who are finding speech and expression a challenge. A speech therapist can also help with stuttering or if there is loss or a change in the voice, as well as regaining speech after stroke or head injury.

Speech therapists also work to strengthen or regain the ability to swallow after an illness, treatment or injury. They can support safe eating and drinking practises and provide ongoing assessment to support family and carers working with those in this space. The speech therapist can put together treatment plans and goals to help achieve a better and more meaningful way of life.

No two individuals are the same so results vary, but a speech therapist can work closely with family and carers to support and educate them to provide a communication rich environment and increase opportunities for a child to reach out and communicate.

Assessments usually work around how we use words and if we can get the information we need to other people. We use all sorts of things like describing pictures, repeating sounds, making up sentences or just pushing buttons. Then we work together around what works best for you. There is no right or wrong way to communicate – just an effective way to communicate, so others understand what you want to tell them.

Sometimes when we communicate, the words we use or the way we use them is great for those that know us well and we are comfortable with. But at times this may not be very clear or appropriate for those we are not familiar with. Perhaps a job interview, a presentation or if we are trying to explain feelings or deal with conflict. We must alter our language and some of the words we use to be 100% understood by everyone around us. A speech therapist can help to support clients to effectively communicate in all environments and when there may be added factors such as stress or emotion.