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Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

WCH Speech Pathologists work in the areas of speech, language, fluency, voice and feeding. They work with other allied health staff, hospital staff, and community agencies involved in the care of children.

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 this 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.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00am

Location

Ground floor, Good Friday building

Further information

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

Contact

Phone

(08) 8161 7381

Email

jenny.faulks@health.sa.gov.au

Fax

(08) 8161 7040

Mailing address

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

Staff

Manager

Jenny Faulks