speech pathology

A mother and daughter chatting in the kitchen after their speech pathology session

What is Speech Pathology?

Speech pathology works with adults and children who have difficulty communicating. Speech Pathologists assess, diagnose and treat communication delays and disorders. For instance, this includes difficulties with speech, language (both oral and written), swallowing, fluency and voice.

We work with children from 0 – 18 years who have difficulty with communication and/or literacy. That is to say, we assess, diagnose and treat difficulties with speech, language, reading and fluency. Consequently the speech pathologists at GAHC are registered with Helping Children with Autism (HCWA).

Call 9525 7200 to make your Speech Pathology appointment today

Meet the Team

Tracy Hopkins. Speech Pathologist at Gymea Allied Health Centre

Tracy Hopkins

speech pathologist

Tracy Hopkins is a paediatric speech pathologist with 17 years’ experience in the field. Speech Pathology is her third (and final!) career, having previously worked in research and as a science teacher. She has a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Speech Language Pathology from Macquarie University and also a Diploma in Education (Secondary) from Sydney University. Tracy is particularly interested in hearing loss and has presented at conferences in Australia, USA, and Asia, in addition to co-authoring several articles. Tracy is available on Wednesdays.

When not working, Tracy enjoys walking her 2 dogs, Brooklyn and Bailey.