Welcome to Hunter Speech Spot! We are a dedicated speech therapy practice in Morpeth, NSW in the Hunter Valley. Our mission is to empower both children and adults to achieve their communication goals through personalised, evidence-based speech pathology services.

In this latest blog update, we will be exploring:

  • Who we are
  • Our range of speech therapy services
  • Why you should choose Hunter Speech Spot
  • FAQs about speech therapy

Who We Are

At Hunter Speech Spot, we pride ourselves on offering a supportive environment where clients can optimise their communication potential. Led by Lisette Murphy, a certified practising speech pathologist and a proud member of Speech Pathology Australia, our practice stays at the forefront of the latest research to help you get the best result from your speech therapy.

Our Services

We provide a comprehensive range of Hunter Valley speech therapy services to meet the diverse needs of our clients:

Speech

Our speech services address articulation difficulties, helping clients with the precise pronunciation of sounds. We also work with children and adults to overcome phonological process issues, ensuring clear and effective communication.

Language

We offer support for both receptive and expressive language skills. This includes helping children understand instructions and develop social skills, as well as assisting adults in maintaining and improving their language abilities.

Literacy Skills

Early literacy is crucial for academic success. Our phonological awareness programs are designed to give children a strong foundation in reading, writing, and spelling.

Stroke Recovery

Communication challenges following a stroke can be significant. We provide specialised therapies to address issues like aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and cognitive difficulties, helping stroke survivors regain their communication skills.

Swallowing

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, can impact quality of life and health. Our interventions include mealtime assessments, diet modifications, and strategies to manage swallowing difficulties safely.

Parkinson’s Disease

Speech and communication difficulties are common in Parkinson’s Disease. We offer speech therapy to improve speech volume, clarity, and non-verbal communication, aiming to enhance overall quality of life.

Public Speaking

Public speaking is a valuable skill at any age. We help individuals build confidence and clarity in their speech, making public speaking a fun and rewarding experience.

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Why Choose Hunter Speech Spot?

Choosing Hunter Speech Spot means opting for a practice that is committed to your individual needs. 

We believe in working closely with our clients to develop personalised speech therapy plans that have the most significant impact on their lives. 

Our approach is collaborative, ensuring that you or your loved ones receive the best possible support.

Our lead speech pathologist, Lisette Murphy, has a passion for lifelong learning, ensuring that her services are provided based on the latest evidence based research.

FAQs About Hunter Speech Spot and Speech Therapy

What can speech therapy treat? How do you know if you need speech therapy? Let’s answer some frequently asked questions about speech therapy.

What is Hunter Speech Spot?

Hunter Speech Spot is a private speech pathology practice located in Morpeth, NSW Hunter Valley. We offer comprehensive speech therapy services for both children and adults.

Who is the lead speech pathologist at Hunter Speech Spot?

Lisette Murphy is the certified practising speech pathologist at Hunter Speech Spot. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, and ensures her practice is grounded in the latest research.

What conditions can speech therapy help with?

Speech therapy can assist with a variety of conditions, including articulation disorders, phonological disorders, swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), speech and communication issues related to Parkinson’s Disease and public speaking anxiety and skills development.

How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?

If you are concerned that your child is not meeting key communication milestones, a speech pathologist can assess whether their skills are developing typically. 

Signs that your child may benefit from speech therapy include difficulty following instructions, limited vocabulary, trouble with pronunciation, and challenges in social interactions.

For more information, read one of our latest blog updates: 5 Signs Your Toddler Needs Speech Therapy.

How can speech therapy help after a stroke?

Speech therapy can play a crucial role in stroke recovery. It addresses communication difficulties like aphasia (difficulty with language), apraxia (difficulty coordinating speech muscles), dysarthria (slurred speech), and cognitive communication issues.

Get In Touch With Our Hunter Valley Speech Therapists

Ready to take the next step towards better communication? If you would like to get started with an experienced Hunter Valley speech therapy, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

Feel free to call us at 0466108599 or email us at hello@hunterspeechspot.com.au. You can also find us at Unit 2, 91 Swan Street, Morpeth, NSW, 2321.

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm (no client face-to-face in clinic)
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm

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