Our Services

Eastern Suburbs Speech Pathology provides evidence-based assessment and therapy for adults with speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders.

We provide care in the areas of acquired communication and swallowing disorders including those associated with brain injury, progressive neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, stroke, dementia, head and neck cancer and the multitude of voice disorders among others.

The Eastern Suburbs Speech Pathology team provides care through:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • One-on-one outpatient therapy
  • Remote therapy via Skype
  • In-home therapy
  • Patient and family education and support

We are able to provide specialist programs including Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, as well as facilitate multidisciplinary care through local Ear Nose and Throat Specialists and on-site Audiology and Physiotherapy teams.

If you or a family member have concerns regarding:

  • Slurred or imprecise speech
  • Difficulties understanding what others are saying or writing
  • Difficulties finding words and/or forming thoughts into sentences
  • Difficulties writing
  • A strained, tired or changing voice
  • Coughing or choking episodes during meals
  • Generalised difficulties with eating and/or drinking

The Eastern Suburbs Speech Pathology team has the skills and expertise to help. We are registered providers with Medicare and a wide range of Private Health Insurance funds. We work with HICAPS to provide on the spot rebates.

Our Team

Therese Dodds - Principal Speech Pathologist

Therese Dodds - Director and Principal Speech PATHOLOGIST

Therese Dodds is the Director of Eastern Suburbs Speech Pathology. She has thirteen years of experience in providing high level Speech Pathology care to the adults presenting with communication and swallowing disorders. She is considered a clinical specialist in the areas of Head and Neck Oncology, Voice, and other disorders arising from the Ear, Nose and Throat. Having worked in major tertiary referral hospitals throughout her career, Therese has developed a high level of skill in caring for patients who have experienced stroke, brain injury, neurological disorders including Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease, as well as age related disorders such as dementia and general deconditioning. With contributions to Speech Pathology papers and guidelines, and presentations at National Conferences, she has been a long-time contributor to the Speech Pathology profession. She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). Her patients have fed back over many years that her warm, professional nature has made the process of working with her both positive and highly successful. Therese takes pride in leading her team in the provision of outstanding services across Sydney and in Rural NSW.