Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

WCH Speech Pathologists work in the areas of

  • speech
  • language
  • fluency
  • voice
  • feeding

Speech Pathologists work with other allied health staff, other hospital staff and with community agencies and others involved in the care of children.

Services are provided for inpatients and outpatients.

How to access the service

Only children with specific medical conditions are eligible to use the WCH speech therapy services. Eligibility also depends on where you live. Children being treated by the WCH for a medical condition are also eligible for Speech Pathology at the WCH. For other children, the WCH complements the services provided by community health centres and the Department of Education and Children’s Services.

Written referrals are accepted from WCH doctors, private paediatricians and general practitioners.  We will let you know your appointment time once we have received the referral.

Information for families

After an initial assessment is made, a management plan is developed. Outpatients often attend weekly therapy sessions.

Hours

Weekdays 9am-5pm

Contact details

Unit Head

Manager, Speech Pathology
Jenny Faulks

Location

Ground floor, Good Friday Building

Mailing address

Speech Pathology
Paediatric Allied Health
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Phone/fax/email

Ph (08) 8161 7381

Fax (08) 8161 7040

Email jenny.faulks@health.sa.gov.au

last modified: 04 May 2016