Speech & Swallow Pathology Group
- Allied Health
- Assistive Technology
- Improved Relationships
- Increased Social and Community Participation
Amelia Bayliss is a Speech Pathologist with over 7 years experience providing quality care in communication and swallowing difficulties. She has a particular focus and passion in empowering people to find their voice, communicate with confidence and improve the mealtime experience. She loves taking the time to understand and learn about someone’s unique qualities and values to tailor therapy to best meet their communication and swallowing needs.
Her special interests include working with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hearing Loss, Stroke, Dementia, Neuro-degenerative conditions (including Parkinson’s disease and MS),
She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT).
Providing support for:
- Word Finding Difficulties
- Unclear Speech
- Communication Partner Training
- Swallowing, Eating & Chewing Difficulties (including supporting with Mealtime Management Plans)
- Communication Assistive Technology (AAC)
- Social & Conversational Skills
- Detailed assessments, including goal setting
- Therapeutic sessions to work on individual strategies & exercises to highlight clients’ strengths and remove any barriers.
- Focus on helping to make the world around participant’s accessible so they can communicate with confidence.
- Assess, trial and provide support in using Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) including picture aids, support with voice banking, high-technology devices.
- Areas include: speech intelligibility, language, social skills, non-verbal communication, voice.
Offering swallowing assessments and personalised management plans for a range of issues, including:
- Difficulty chewing
- Persistent drooling of saliva
- Coughing or throat-clearing during meals
- Avoiding certain foods or fluids
- Pain while swallowing
- Sensation of food/drinks stuck in the throat
- Unexplained weight loss or recurrent chest infections.