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ABOUT US

WELCOME!

We are a speech pathology clinic that operates on the Gold Coast offering assessment and management for adults with Parkinson's disease, Parkinson Plus Syndromes and swallowing difficulties.

We can also provide Telehealth to clients living anywhere in Australia. With no more travel or waiting, anyone with internet access can schedule an appointment with an Ascent Speech Pathologist.

Why choose ASCENT?

We put you first

All of our services are person-centred which means that we work together with you to meet your needs and goals.

Here at Ascent, we believe this will lead to better outcomes and greater satisfaction with us.

We are ethical and follow best clinical practice

The team at Ascent Speech Pathology upholds the values and ethics outlined by the governing body of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA, Code of Ethics 2020).

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Our values and principles are guided by this code in how we make decisions and conduct ourselves as speech pathologists. 

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"Ascent Speech Pathology is committed to delivering quality communication services for adults by facilitating and promoting opportunities for them to reach their ultimate purpose."

About Us
Our Services
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OUR SERVICES

                   VOICE and SPEECH

Ascent Speech Pathology provides the SPEAK OUT!® therapy program specifically for persons with Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonian-type neurological disorders.

 

Areas of service include:​

  • Voice disorders from neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Parkinson Plus Syndromes

  • Assessment and management which includes learning about Parkinson's

  • Individual intensive speech therapy tailored for you

  • Highly recommended weekly speech groups for those that have attended SPEAK OUT!® 

    program.  Weekly speech groups build camaraderie, and provide support and encouragement
  • Refresher sessions every three to six months to maintain and retain your speech, communication and swallowing as we know that Parkinson's is progressive

  WHAT DOES SPEAK OUT!® THERAPY LOOK LIKE?

PROVIDED BY A TRAINED SPEAK OUT!® PROVIDER

1. SPEAK OUT!® evaluation

2. Free access to the workbook/eLibrary

3. Access to Learn about Parkinson's

4. Individual intensive speech therapy

5. Weekly speech & singing groups

6. Refresher every 3-6 months

"DAILY HOME PRACTICE TO MAINTAIN YOUR COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING"

SWALLOWING

 

We can screen and provide referrals for problems with swallowing.

 

Area of service include:

  • Screening for swallowing difficulties and concerns

  • Referral for further investigation and management

  • Provide IDDSI training for care staff and kitchen staff at residential aged care facilities

Our Team

MEET US

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Speech Pathologist

Melissa Spooner

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Melissa is a speech pathologist at Ascent Speech Pathology.

She is dedicated to providing the latest evidence based practice that is holistic and person focused. Melissa has experience treating adults with swallow and communication difficulties.

She is certified to use the SPEAK OUT!® Therapy program and ongoing group therapy The SPEAK OUT! ®  Therapy group for persons with Parkinson's disease. She has won three therapy grants from Parkinson Voice Project.

Melissa is a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).

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CONTACT US

Phone Us

Phone Melissa: 0450 794 371 

Our Address

We are based in the Robina area (Gold Coast)

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Opening Hours

Monday – Friday  (except Public Holidays)

9am – 4.30pm

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