Elizabeth Joshua A
Principal Speech Pathologist
Elizabeth is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist of Speech Pathology
Australia with 28 years of experience working across wide range
of clinical settings, in providing speech pathology services to children and
adults with various speech, language and communication difficulties.
With a background in disability sector, she offers therapy in various areas including speech and language, social skills, mealtime management. Early Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, Alternative Augmentative Communication Systems (AAC) and Speech Delay in Bilingual children are her special areas of interest. Dysphagia management and communication intervention in older adults with various complex medical conditions and adults with post brain injury or neurological impairment are her other areas of expertise.
Elizabeth has also worked in various organizations including Rocky Bay, Department of Communities, Identitywa, Brightwater Care Group, St. John Of God (Hospital, Subiaco) and in private practices where she has developed knowledge and skills in various clinical areas and has gained vast experience providing person-centered and family-centered practice models. She also has many years of experience working in school based, home based and community based therapy settings. After her post graduation in Speech and Hearing, she has worked with children and adults from multi cultural and linguistic backgrounds in various parts of the world. In addition to English, she has experience providing therapy in Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Arabic. Committed and dedicated, she works with passion to make a difference in the lives of her clients.
Early Speech Language Development
Speech Sound Disorders (Speech Clarity Issues)
Alternate Augmentative Communication (AAC)
Social Skill Training
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Speech languages difficulties in Bilingual or Multilingual Children
Therapy in English, Malayalam, Hindi or Kannada
Dysphagia management (swallowing difficulties)
Aphasia and dysarthria
Adults with disabilities
Word-finding difficulties (in various neurological conditions)
Communication Difficulties (speech language and social behaviour issues in dementia, head injuries etc)
Hearing loss having communication difficulties
Palliative care (dysphagia and communication consultation)
Alternate Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems for individuals who are non-verbal or with speech deterioration conditions
Saliva management issues
Poor oral health for people with dysphagia.
Aged care speech pathology
We can help individuals with Parkinson's disease, dementia, neurological impairments, progressive neurological conditions, head injury, head cancers and neck cancers.
Dysphagia Management Training available for families/support workers/organizations.
Fees & Rebates
MEDICARE : I am a registered Medicare provider for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program/GP Management Plan. This means that for assessment and treatment, part of the fee can be covered by Medicare. Patients must have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements prepared by their GP.
NDIS : Grace Speech Pathology is currently not a registered NDIS Service Provider, however we are still able to provide supports to self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants. NDIS participants can be seen at home, school or in our clinic at Thornlie.
If you would like a copy of our current fee schedule (for our mobile and clinic services) please get in touch on +61476303784 or via our chat/e-mail