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Aphasia Therapy & Treatment Programs

Aphasia, a language disorder often resulting from stroke or brain injury, can significantly impact communication. Our Aphasia Treatment program is tailored to address the unique challenges each client faces, whether in speaking, understanding, reading, or writing. We utilise evidence-based therapy approaches to maximise language recovery and compensation. Our therapy sessions are designed to be functional and relevant to everyday life, enhancing the client’s ability to communicate effectively in real-world situations.

In addition to individual therapy, we offer group therapy sessions that provide opportunities for social interaction and practical communication practice. We also emphasise family involvement, providing education and training to support effective communication strategies at home. Our therapists are dedicated to helping clients with aphasia regain their language skills, improve their quality of life, and reconnect with their community.

Aphasia Therapy at LEAP Centre

Welcome to LEAP Centre’s Aphasia Therapy services. We understand the significant impact that aphasia can have on an individual’s ability to communicate effectively and engage in daily activities. Our specialised aphasia therapy programs are designed to address the unique needs of each client, helping them regain confidence, improve communication skills, and enhance their overall quality of life.

Understanding Aphasia

Aphasia is a complex language disorder that occurs as a result of damage to the brain's language centres. This damage can be caused by various factors, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumours, or degenerative neurological conditions such as dementia. The specific areas of the brain affected by aphasia determine the nature and severity of language impairments experienced by individuals.

Aphasia can manifest in different forms, including:

  • Expressive Aphasia: Difficulty with verbal expression, including finding words, forming sentences, and producing speech fluently.
  • Receptive Aphasia: Difficulty with language comprehension, including understanding spoken or written language.
  • Global Aphasia: Severe impairment in both expressive and receptive language skills, often resulting in limited communication abilities.
The severity of aphasia can range from mild to severe, with some individuals experiencing relatively minor language difficulties while others may struggle to communicate effectively in any form.

Our Approach to Aphasia Therapy

At LEAP Centre, we take a person-centred approach to aphasia therapy, recognising that each individual's experience with aphasia is unique. Our team of speech-language pathologists is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care, tailored to meet the specific needs, goals, and preferences of each client.

Comprehensive Assessment

We begin the aphasia therapy process with a thorough assessment of the client's language abilities, cognitive skills, and communication needs. This assessment helps us gain insight into the nature and severity of the aphasia, as well as any associated cognitive-communication impairments. We also take into account the client's personal interests, background, and communication goals when developing their treatment plan.

Individualised Treatment Plans

Based on the assessment findings and the client's specific goals and preferences, we develop individualised treatment plans tailored to their needs. Treatment plans are dynamic and may evolve over time as the client progresses in therapy. We collaborate closely with clients and their families to ensure that therapy goals are meaningful, achievable, and aligned with their desired outcomes.

Family and Caregiver Involvement

We recognise the important role that family members and caregivers play in the aphasia rehabilitation process. We provide education, training, and support to family members and caregivers, empowering them to effectively communicate with their loved ones and participate actively in their therapy journey. Family involvement is encouraged and valued as an integral part of the therapeutic process.

Benefits of Aphasia Therapy

Participating in aphasia therapy at LEAP Centre can lead to numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved language comprehension and expression
  • Increased confidence and independence in communication
  • Enhanced social interaction and participation
  • Improved quality of life and overall well-being
  • Greater engagement in daily activities and meaningful pursuits

Get Started Today

If you or someone you know is living with aphasia and seeking support to improve communication skills and regain independence, LEAP Centre is here to help. Our experienced speech-language pathologists are dedicated to providing high-quality, individualised aphasia therapy services to help clients achieve their communication goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our aphasia therapy programs. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to improved communication and enhanced quality of life.

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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