Heidi Stimpson

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Speech and Language Pathologist

Sunshine Coast

  • Alternative Communication Technologies
  • Communication Challenges
  • Stutter
  • Swallowing Challenges
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

If you’re held back from enjoying the world around you because of challenges involving swallowing or communication, Sunshine Coast-based Therapy Pro speech and language pathologist Heidi Stimpson would like to help you.

Heidi sees her role as a ‘speechie’ as supporting your mental health as well as physical wellbeing.

“We engage with the world a lot through eating, drinking, socialising and expressing our thoughts and views, as well as wants and needs,” she says. “When we feel excluded, that can play on our thoughts and feelings about ourselves.”

Heidi works with child, adolescent, and adult clients, assessing and addressing challenges impacting language development, social communication, swallowing and literacy.

She can also prescribe assistive technological aids to provide alternative non-verbal communication.

Heidi, who has also studied developmental psychology, has seen how early interventions can make big positive impacts.

She’s worked extensively with children born with neural tube defects—from their first days after birth.

She’s also helped patients with head and neck cancers whose treatments—and surgery—have made swallowing and speaking difficult, if at all possible.
“If those activities are holding you back, let’s see what can be done so that you can be more a part of family, friends and community, safely and effectively, and develop skills for meaningful relationships,” Heidi says.

Heidi is an Australian Catholic University graduate.

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