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Children’s Services

Speech Pathology

Paediatric Speech Pathology photo

Feeding Services

Services Provided

Speech Pathology Services are provided to infants and children with feeding difficulties during admissions to the Special Care Nursery and Paediatric Ward at Frankston Hospital.

Locations

Frankston Hospital

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Management of acute feeding issues only

How To Refer/Contact Details

Nursing, Allied Health, or Medical referral – page 706 or electronic referral/order through Clover.

Referrals to Speech Pathology can be made from any member of the medical, nursing and allied health team.

Referrals are made verbally, via an internal paging system or a referral line.

Feeding Clinic

Services Provided

Speech Pathology Services are provided to infants and children with acute feeding difficulties where close monitoring or support is needed for a short-term period. Consultation with Dietetics and Paediatrics is conducted when necessary.

Locations

Frankston Hospital Outpatients 3 (Integrated Health)

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Management of acute feeding issues only:

  • Concern for safety of swallow
  • Concern for impact of feeding on growth and nutrition in infants
  • New onset swallow difficulties
  • Follow up post-hospital admissions or support to prevent hospital admissions regarding feeding

How To Refer/Contact Details

Referral from GP, MCHN, Paediatrician or Dietitian only

https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/health-professionals/gp-liaison/outpatient-services/


Audiology Services

About Audiology

The Audiology service offers hearing assessments for children and adolescents. Each appointment involves a hearing assessment and a test of how the middle ear is working.

Who can use the service?

Children from seven (7) months of age and above can use this service.

Where is the service available?

The Peninsula Health Audiology service is available at the Frankston site only.

Level 2 Frankston Integrated Health Centre
Hastings Rd
Frankston, 3199

How can I refer to this service?

All audiology referrals should be directed to Central Access on PH: 1300 665 781.

Cost

There is no charge for children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Where can I find more information?

For more information about Audiology, visit the Audiology Australia website

Community Health Stream

Services Provided

Speech Pathology Services are provided to children presenting with communication and feeding difficulties. This may include difficulties with:

  • Producing speech sounds
  • Understanding language/following directions
  • Using words and grammar to communicate messages
  • Understanding and using commination skills appropriately in a social context.
  • Stuttering

Children’s Speech Pathologists work within a multidisciplinary team which includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Early Educational Advisors, Dietitian and Podiatrist, working together to support families and carers in supporting children’s overall development.

Locations

Frankston
Hastings
Rosebud
Mornington

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Speech Pathology services are provided for children:

  • From birth to school entry.
  • Presenting with mild to moderate difficulties.

Children who live within the Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shires are prioritised.

How To Refer/Contact Details

Parents, carers or Paediatricians call Community Health Access line on 1300 665 781.

Useful Resources

www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

www.hanen.org

Children’s Services – NDIS Stream

Services Provided

Speech Pathology Services are provided to children presenting with significant delays in communication, feeding, pragmatics, play and community participation. This may include difficulties with:

  • Engaging and building relationships with peers and others
  • Participating in home and community environments
  • Understanding language/following directions
  • Using words and grammar to communicate messages
  • Understanding and using communication skills appropriately in a social context.
  • Stuttering
  • Producing speech sounds
  • Meal times, feeding and swallowing

Children’s Speech Pathologists work in a Primary Clinician Provider model with a multi-disciplinary team which includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Dietitian and Podiatrist, working together to support families and carers in supporting children’s overall development.

Locations: Clinicians work with families in clinical settings and natural environments including home and educational settings across the Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire areas

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Speech Pathology services are provided for children:

  • With National Disability Insurance Scheme funding
  • From 0 to 18 years of age

How To Refer/Contact Details

Parents/carers call Community Health Access line on 1300 665 781.

Useful Resources

www.ndis.gov.au
NDIS for Children under 7; Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) 1300 275 323
www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
To support children’s communication development: www.hanen.org
For support and information around Autism: www.amaze.org.au