Speech Pathologist

Fiona Coulson

Fiona Coulson holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Her work experience includes time spent at Scope Victoria, Broad Insight Group Inc., Dianella Community Health, Specialist Children’s Services and Moyne Health.

Her special medical interests include Early Childhood Disability Services, Preschool and School aged speech and language and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Fiona offers a private speech pathology service, for South West Speech, which runs from Active Health Portland.

If you have a Medicare ‘Chronic Disease Management’ referral, a Team Care Plan is required from your GP.

For families accessing ‘Better Start’ or ‘Helping Children with Autism’ funding you will need to bring your confirmation letter from the Department of Social Services.

Costs involved are dependent on rebates/funding streams for private patients.

Paediatric clients accessing a one on one visit are charged $65 per 30 minute session and $85 per 45 minute session. Travel charges may be applied for home, kinder or school visits. Medicare care plans may not cover the full cost of a session and in these cases a gap fee will be charged.

For families accessing ‘Better Start’ or ‘Helping Children with Autism’, fees can be viewed here.

If you would like a booking for this service you can book directly with Fiona by phoning        0400 850 773 or emailing fiona.southwestspeech@gmail.com.

Speech Pathology Australia is the National body for Speech Pathologists and the website contains fact sheets and information regarding a range of communication and swallowing disorders. Please visit: www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au for further information.