Chelsea Hobbs

An image of Chelsea Hobbs, speech and language pathologist

Speech And Language Pathologist

Sunshine Coast

  • Alternative Communication Technologies
  • Communication Challenges
  • Non-verbal
  • Swallowing Challenges
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

Speech and language pathologist — also known as a speech therapist — Chelsea Hobbs loves talking, laughing and eating with family and friends.

It’s that passion that drives her commitment to clients facing difficulties with communication and swallowing.

“Eating is more than something we do to live. It’s social. Quality of life includes being able to eat with friends!”

As a speech and language pathologist, Chelsea is well-trained to evaluate a client’s speech, language, fluency, literacy, voice and swallowing skills and develop an individualised plan to address development or disorders.

Her expertise extends to non-verbal communications, helping clients choose assistive technologies that can positively affect the rest of their lives.

Chelsea works with both children and adults – including clients whose progressive conditions will one day rob them of the ability to speak. Supported preparation for such loss can reduce frustrations and fear.

Chelsea is a true north Queenslander – raised in Ingham and educated at James Cook University in Townsville – but now enjoys the beaches of the Sunshine Coast after moving south with Therapy Pro in 2019.

When not working to enhance clients’ lives through improved communication, she’s a volunteer Pyjama Angel, reading to a child in foster care every week.


Testimonial: The process of information gathering, communication before during and after, and the quality and depth of the reporting documents was fantastic. The NDIA have everything they require to ensure that my client can maintain her current 1:1 SDA funding model, and the next plan will be a 12 month one. They have also taken on board the recommendations that have been provided and intend to fund accordingly. Our relationship with Therapy Pro has been such a positive one, and we would all like to say thank you. Thanks for being such a positive part of my client’s NDIS journey.

From Cindy at Community Lifestyle Agency, for the multidisciplinary team on the Sunshine Coast: Chelsea Hobbs (speech and language pathologist), Yvette McKendry (psychologist) and Ainslee Wessling (occupational therapist) 

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