Our Services

Speech pathology for children

Children


At Amanda Heyer Speech Pathology, we recognize that each child has their own unique learning style and developmental projectory and therefore, customize treatment to suit each individual.
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Speech pathology for adult

Adults


At Amanda Heyer Speech Pathology we value a holistic approach to treatment so as to maximize quality of life and participation in everyday activities.
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Our Team

Amanda Dansky

Amanda Dansky

Company Director/Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

I am a passionate Speech Pathologist who enjoys working with both Children and Adults. My key areas of interest are in Aged Care including progressive neurological conditions, professional voice users and school age speech, language and literacy. I am LSVT certified, PROMPT certified, Estill voice trained, Cervical Auscultation trained and palliative care trained. I am a representative of the Speech Pathology Australia Aged Care Working Party and a Clinical Educator for the Griffith University Speech Pathology Masters Program.

Crystal Cope

Crystal Cope

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

I am a passionate and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist with a special interest in disability, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and language in both the adult and paediatric populations. Prior to becoming a Speech Pathologist I worked for five years providing behavioural intervention for children on the Autistic Spectrum in schools, childcare centres and in the community. I value a holistic approach to therapy and understand the importance of working collaboratively with clients, their families and other team members to create therapy plans that increase the participants participation in everyday activities. I am committed to ongoing professional development and have recently completed workshops in LAMP (language acquisition through motor planning), Assistive Technology Applications in NDIS, AAC assessment and advanced training in Suicide Prevention.

Emina Ferhatovic

Emina Ferhatovic

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

As a dedicated and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist, I strongly believe in working with clients, their families and support network in collaboratively establishing and achieving holistic therapy goals, to truly make a positive difference in my clients’ lives. My practice areas of interest include speech, language and literacy in preschool and school aged children, as well as paediatric feeding. I also enjoy working with adults with swallowing, speech, language and voice difficulties. Being a bilingual myself, I am passionate about providing evidence-based speech pathology services to culturally and linguistically diverse adults and children. I am committed to ongoing professional development, and have completed additional training in paediatric feeding assessment and intervention, speech and language difficulties in bilingual children, adult voice therapies and Read & Grow Program.

jennifer Huynh

Jennifer Huynh

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

As a Speech Pathologist, I strongly believe in holistic care across all ages and cultures. My aim is to support my clients to achieve their goals by working together to develop an individualised therapy. I am a compassionate Speech Pathologist who has had experience working in schools, residential aged care facilities and both metropolitan and rural hospitals. My areas of interest include progressive neurological conditions, dysphagia, speech, language, fluency, and social pragmatic skills in both adults and paediatrics. I am devoted to the ongoing professional development and have previously attended training for the Lidcomb program, Key Work Sign (KWS), speech pathology telepractice, promoting quality of life for people living with dementia, and management of adult patients with tracheostomy.

Jason

Jason Abernethy

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

As a speech pathologist, I am a strong believer in the power of communication, and I am committed to assisting people from all backgrounds improve their functioning, quality of life, and access to community. Before training as a speech pathologist, I taught English as a second language to adolescents and adults in school and university settings in the US, South Korea, and Australiafor several years. As such, I am especially interested in working with members from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. My practice areas of interestinclude cognitive-communication disorders, language disorders, motor speech disorders, telehealth, and AAC. Iam LSVT certified, and I have recently completed workshops in tracheostomy management, assessment and intervention of bilingual children, and medical interactions in dysphagia, and I continue to pursue professional development opportunities whenever possible.

Kimberley Griffin

Kimberley Griffin

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

I am a passionate speech pathologist who enjoys working with both children and adults across the lifespan. I am dedicated to working together with clients, their family members and other professionals to meet their goals and improve quality of life. My areas of interest include speech, language, swallowing and fluency in both the adult andpaediatric population. I am committed to life long learning and furthering my knowledge of evidence based practice through ongoing professional development.

Madeleine Moran

Madeleine Moran

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

I am an enthusiastic and compassionate speechpathologist and enjoy working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. I value working collaboratively with clients, their families and other health profession alsto achieve the client’s goals and improve their participation in daily life. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals with disability and progressive neurological conditions within the areas ofspeech, language, dysphagia, alternative and augmentative communication, and voice. I am committed to delivering quality, holistic, client-centred care and constantly seek opportunities for ongoing professional development.

Contact Us

info@ahspeechpathology.com.au
(07) 5679 3613
PO Box 4412 Ashmore Qld 4214
Suite 5, 153 Cotlew Street Ashmore Qld 4214

Frequently Asked Questions

Please call 55974009 to arrange a time for your appointment.


Your initial assessment consists of a 60 minute in depth evaluation of your presenting difficulty. During this time, the Speech Pathologist will gather case history information, learn about your symptoms, concerns and goals for therapy and then commence an assessment plan based on this information. Dependent on the complexity of your presenting condition, assessment may take more than one session.


The Speech Pathologist will gather all of the assessment results and formulate a report. This will then be explained in detail and a treatment plan will be developed in conjunction with you. It is beneficial for this report to be shared with other members on your healthcare or educational team in order to provide the most holistic service.


Please note a small increase in fees at the commencement of the new financial year.

Fee Schedule Current January 2021

Initial appointment 1 hour $210
Subsequent appointments 1 hour $160
3/4 hour $120
1/2 hour $90
Travel Hourly Rate(For services within a 15 km radius to Ashmore.) $50
Reports Hourly Rate $160
NDIS plan managed $179.26

All fees are due on the day of the session and are payable by credit card, online, bank transfer, cash, or cheque.

Cancellation policy: As a courtesy to our therapists and so that we are able to reschedule or fill appointment times, please note that there is a 24hr cancellation policy. Failure to attend without due notice will incur a 90% cancellation fee.


NDIS
Self managed and plan managed participants.

Medicare
Chronic Disease Management Plan:
referral from General Practitioner required.
up to 5 Allied Heath sessions per calendar year.
rebate of $54.60.

Department of Veterans Affairs
There is no cost to the patient for Gold card holders seen in the clinic or in their home.

Workcover
There is no cost to the patient for approved Workcover claims.

Betterstart/Helping Children With Autism Packages
for children with an eligible diagnosis under 7 years of age.
referral from paediatrician or Autism Advisor required.
$12000 of funding (maximum $6000 per year).

Children With A Disability Plan:
children under 15 years with a diagnosis under Better Start Initiative.
referral from paediatrician.
4 assessment sessions and 20 therapy sessions per child per lifetime.
rebate of $$77.10.

Private Health Funds- please check with your individual fund and level of cover.