Speech Pathology

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

All referrals should comply with the Referral Standard guidelines and include in particular:

  • History of condition including diagnosis
  • Past treatments and response

Tests

  • ENT consult required for patients presenting with voice disorder
  • Paediatric workup required for children presenting with complex feeding issues

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Speech Pathology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Known or suspected dysphagia with aspiration pneumonia and/or weight loss

Urgent / category 1

Communication impairment affecting social participation/work/relationships

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Other publicly funded speech pathology services for adults include Community Rehabilitation Unit or Disability Services (DAAT team).

Other publicly funded speech pathology services are available through St Giles for children (see their criteria) and through the Department of Education for children attending State schools.

Emergency:
Urgent:
Semi-urgent:
Routine: