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Talk Back Group

The Talkback Group runs to support people living with aphasia. It provides the opportunity to participate in conversation and to practice finding words. It improves social opportunities for people living with aphasia.
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Who is this group for?

  • People living with aphasia
  • People who have difficulty in participating in conversation and who may feel socially isolated

What happens in the group?

Your group class will be led by one of our speech pathologists. In the group you will participate in:

  • Facilitated social discussions
  • Shared morning tea
  • Guided communication strategies

Other information

  • Requires initial assessment with a speech pathologist
  • All clients have an annual review with the speech pathologist (or more frequently at the request of the client or the group leader)
Who is eligible for Therapy and Wellness services?

Therapy and Wellness Services funded through the Department of Health are for people who are over 65, no longer working and who have registered with My Aged Care.

Private services are available to anyone.

What type of referral do I need for Therapy and Wellness services?

We accept referrals from My Aged Care for funded services through the Department of Health. We accept GPs, medical specialists, other allied health professionals, carers and self referrals for private services.

For more information, please contact our Customer Care team on 8177 3200.

Do I need to make a booking for therapy or group wellness sessions?

Yes, bookings are required. If you require an urgent appointment, please contact our Customer Care Team on 8177 3200 and we can do our best to fit you in at the earliest time available.

What do I need to bring to a group class?

For our groups, all equipment is supplied. It is recommended to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and a towel if you prefer.

If there is something specific you are required to bring our Therapy and Wellness team will contact you.

If you are a private client, your private health care card will be required upon payment.

We request that all clients bring their Medicare cards with them for their first visit.

How much does a class/session cost?

Fees will vary depending on whether you are a private client or receive government subsidies.

For information regarding our fees for Therapy and Wellness services or a group, please contact our Customer Care team on 8177 3200.

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