About SCSP

South Coast Speech Pathology is an innovative, community orientated practice based on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. We proudly service the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Shoalhaven districts. Our Speech Therapists can visit you in your home, school, child care centre or aged care facility. Alternatively you can visit us at our Moruya or Nowra clinics. 

We also provide outreach services for those in remote and rural areas. Where appropriate these outreach services can be supported by teletherapy (yes, we’ll provide fun, interactive and engaging speech therapy over the web!)

To confirm that we service your area feel free to browse by district. If you are unsure or your area is not listed please call us during business hours on 0433 562 902. If your query is outside of business hours please use the contact form on our ‘Contact Us’ page or find us on Facebook. 

What areas do we service?

Cambewarran, Kangaroo Valley, Jaspers Bush, Berry, Shoalhaven Heads, Coolangatta, Bomaderry, North Nowra, West Cambewarra, Nowra, Terara, Numbag, Comerong Island, Greenwell Point, Culburra Beach, Currarong, Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Myola, Yalwal, Burrier, Huskisson, Vincentia, Hyams Beach, Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin, Tomerong, Wandandian, Sussex Inlet, Swanhaven, Cudmirrah, Berrara, Bendalong, Manyana, Lake Conjola, Milton, Narrawallee, Mollymook, Ulladulla, Burrill Lake, Dolphin Point, Brooman, Shallow Crossing, Durras North, Bawley Point, Tabourie Lake

Batemans Bay, Surf Beach, Catalina, Malua Bay, Denhams Beach, Mogo, Broulee, North Batemans Bay, Maloneys Beach, Long Beach, Moruya, Moruya Heads, Congo, Bingie, Tuross Head, Bodalla, Narooma

Bega, Cobargo, Bermagui, Tathra, Tura Beach, Candelo, Quaama, Wyndham, Lochiel, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden

Why Choose Us?

Equitable access for those in regional and remote areas. 
 
Our aim is to ensure that people living in regional and remote areas of Australia have the same access to quality allied health services, as those who live in the city. SCSP believes that everyone has the right to be an effective communicator, to eat and drink safely and to be a thriving member of their community. These basic rights should exist regardless of one’s locality, gender, ethnicity or social standing. 
 
Therapy for all ages, and support across the lifespan. 
 
SCSP strives to provide friendly, flexible and quality support to people throughout their lives. SCSP are committed to supporting individuals of all ages and all abilities through a respectful, collaborative and strengths-based approach to communication and swallowing intervention. We will support you as an 18 month old learning to say your first words, as an 18 year old about to sit your HSC, and as an 80 year old who wants to maintain their independence. We will support you until you achieve your goals. 
 
Our Director and therapists.
 
Our Director
 
Claire is a practising Speech Pathologist who oversees all clinical aspects of SCSP. This means that clients have a consistent point of contact ensuring continuity of care at all times. Claire endeavours to be a familiar face to all clients. This also helps the director to provide quality supervision and support to the therapists, as she has detailed knowledge of each clients’ abilities and goals. 
 
SCSP recognises that therapist turnover has a significant impact on therapy outcomes and client satisfaction. Our therapists are provided with full administration support, regular clinical supervision and professional development. We set realistic expectations for caseloads, so that our therapists can focus on what they do best –helping their clients to achieve their communication and swallowing goals. 
 
Flexible service delivery, and an individualised approach to therapy.
 
We all learn best in environments where we are most comfortable, and supported by those who know us best. As such, SCSP strives to offer flexible service delivery so that clients can have support in their homes, their childcare centre, or their schools. This helps them to put into place their newly learned skills straight away, and also means that parents, caregivers, educators and support workers can see Speech Pathology in action, and adopt strategies to use all the time, not just during therapy. 
 
This is what makes the biggest difference to progress –a consistent approach across all settings. SCSP creates personalised therapy plans to work towards your goals. We don’t use a “one size fits all” approach. We work with you to come up with an individualised, evidence-based, and realistic approach that fits your needs.
 
Giving back to the community. 
 
We are a private practice with a social conscience. We collaborate with local community organisations to ensure that disadvantaged families can access necessary services and supports.
 
We are a small clinic but we remain committed to providing a number of “no-gap” bulk-billed or pro-bono assessment and therapy supports to those from low socio-economic backgrounds who do not have access to alternate funding options. As our business grows we aim to increase these supports!
 
We engage in culturally safe practice through undertaking training, and collaboration with local indigenous organisations. 
 
SCSP is extremely passionate about bridging the literacy gap for disadvantaged children and young people, and assisting them to develop literacy skills that are the building blocks for independence, and opportunity.

Our Therapists

Claire Price - Director & Speech Pathologist
BBehavSc(Psych), MSpPathSt, GradCertEd(LrngDiff), CPSP

Claire is the founder of South Coast Speech Pathology. She is an experienced Speech Pathologist who has worked throughout Sydney, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula before settling with her partner on the idyllic South Coast of NSW. She looks forward to forming long lasting relationships with local families and organisations. 

Claire holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), a Master of Speech Pathology Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Education, specialising in Learning Difficulties. 

Claire has completed additional training in a number of evidence based programs: 

  • The SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Ellyn Satter: Division of Responsibility in Feeding
  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk
  • The Lidcombe Program for stuttering
  • The Spalding Method
  • MULTILIT: Reading Tutor Program
  • Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing Program
  • Circle of Security – Parenting
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 Training

Claire’s experience and post-graduate training assist her to create individualised and holistic therapy sessions that help children and adults reach their potential. She believes in client-centered care, and building on an individual’s strengths to help them to become valued members of their community. 

Kate Patten - Speech Pathologist
BAppSc(SpPath), CPSP

A graduate from The University of Sydney, Kate relocated to the beautiful South Coast of NSW in 2018. Kate holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) and is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. 

Throughout her studies, Kate worked with paediatric clients both around Sydney and in Darwin. She has experience working in the public hospital system and a specific interest in providing speech pathology assessment and therapy to adult clients.

Kate has a passion for working with clients post stroke and clients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. She has experience across a range of practice areas including dysphagia management, speech, language and voice interventions. Kate has completed additional training in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – Loud (LSVT). Kate enjoys building rapport and working collaboratively with her clients and their families, in order to ensure client-centred practice.

When Kate is not working, you’ll find her exploring outdoors, playing sport or cafe hopping.

Ellen Karp - Speech Pathologist
BPrimEd, MSLP, CPSP
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Primary Education, is a graduate from the University of Sydney with a Master of Speech Language Pathology, and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is an experienced primary school teacher who has taught throughout the Illawarra, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and internationally. Throughout her studies in Speech Pathology, she has worked with paediatric and adult clients in metropolitan and regional NSW. Her passion is working with children to support them in achieving success in their learning environment and beyond. Ellen made the shift from education to speech pathology in order further support children with language and literacy difficulties.
 
Ellen’s years of teaching experience gives her a strong knowledge of the NSW curriculum and practical knowledge of the classroom environment. This enables her to create individualised, client-centred, curriculum aligned therapy sessions, and work collaboratively with families, teachers and wider community support networks. Ellen believes in building rapport and empowering clients to achieve success in all aspects of their daily lives through creating a safe, supported and positive therapy environment.
 
Ellen is an avid traveller who recently returned to Australia to reside back in her home region on the stunning NSW South Coast
Ingrid Mason - Speech Pathologist
BA, BPrimEd, MA (Cognitive Science), MSpPath, CPSP

Ingrid holds qualifications in Primary School Education, Cognitive Science and a Masters of Speech Pathology and is a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Ingrid brings a passion for working with strengths and building resilience in the clients and families that she meets.  She has worked with both children and adults from a diverse range of backgrounds and strongly believes in the value of working with the individual, family and community in a holistic way to meet the needs of people with communication and swallowing difficulties. 

Ingrid is also a parent and fully understands the juggling act of providing support whilst caring for others.  When not working, she can be found bush-walking with the family or relaxing on the balcony watching over her growing herd of guinea pigs.

Speech Pathology Australia certified speech pathologist

Our Speech Pathologists are certified practising members of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). SPA is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia.

Philosophy

South Coast Speech Pathology aims to support individuals of all ages and all abilities to gain independence and confidence. We believe that everyone has the right to be an effective communicator, and a thriving member of their community.

Vision

South Coast Speech Pathology (SCSP) sees value in a local service that links individuals to their community and like-minded organisations. We aim to be a familiar face that empowers families and caregivers. SCSP strives to provide friendly, flexible, and quality support throughout the lifespan.

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Acknowledgment of Country

South Coast Speech Pathology wishes to extend our respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, the Elders past and present and to the children and young people of today, who are the Elders of tomorrow.