Speech Pathology

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter Region Speech Pathologists

We all recognise that communication is an essential part of life. Our ability to communicate affects the way we connect with others, access our communities and participate in learning opportunities.

Speech Pathologists provide assessment and intervention for clients experiencing any challenge related to their communication skills. ATUNE Health Centres provide speech pathology services for clients in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Region. 

We work to support individuals and their families who are experiencing difficulties in one or more of the following areas:

  • Late Talkers
  • Delayed or disordered speech patterns
  • Comprehension of spoken language
  • Verbal expression
  • Voice
  • Swallow function
  • Stuttering
  • Learning difficulties
  • Literacy development
  • Social / Pragmatic skills
  • Autism
  • Dyspraxia
  • Stroke
  • Developmental Delay
  • Disability Speech

Pathologists at Atune are registered providers of services under Medicare, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Veterans Affairs, the Better Start Initiative and the Helping Children with Autism Package. You will need to talk to your G.P. to determine if you are eligible for services under a Chronic Disease Management Plan in order to receive Medicare assistance.

Our Approach


Atune Speech Pathologists treat each client as an individual. We work hard to provide each of our clients with an individual plan to target the areas identified for development. We strive to provide research-based therapies and ‘best practice’ services. We recognise that our client is part of a much wider network of family, friends and peers. We aim to provide services, which consider the needs of the family and are adapted to suit each client’s situation.

Do I need a referral to see a Speech Pathologist?


No you do not need a referral to see a Speech Pathologist. You can simply contact us directly to make an appointment.


How can a Speech Pathologist help my child with reading and spelling difficulties?


Reading and writing don't just happen. Before a child is ready to undertake the formal processes of learning literacy, they must have strong foundational speech and language skills. A good vocabulary, strong comprehension skills (attending, listening and understanding), clear sentences and the ability to process speech sounds are some of the key skills a child requires before they can learn to read and spell. A Speech Pathologist is the ideal professional to ensure your child is well prepared for literacy. For those students who are experiencing difficulties reading, writing and spelling, a Speech Pathologist can help them strengthen their foundational skills and support through their literacy development.

Who should see a Speech Pathologist?


Anyone who is experiencing difficulties with any aspect of communication should see a Speech Pathologist.

When should I make an appointment?


Speech Pathologists at Atune see themselves as part of a team. We work with G.P.s, medical practitioners, teachers and other therapy providers to support each client’s specific needs.

Who do you work with?


Speech Pathologists at Atune see themselves as part of a team. We work with GPs, medical practitioners, teachers and other therapy providers to support each client’s specific needs.



Children – Initial Consultation

Early Language (1-3 years) - $160

Preschool Student (4-5 years) - $240

School-Aged Student (K+) - $360

Adults – Initial Consultation

60 Minutes - $160


60 minutes therapy - $160

30 minutes therapy - $80

Residential Care Services

60 min consultation - $195

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