That’s a question we get asked a lot.  I’m not surprised.

Compared to other professions, like medicine or law, Speech Pathology is a young profession.  The scope of what we do keeps expanding as more research is published on speech, language, literacy, stuttering, voice, and swallowing disorders.

Banter Speech & Language specialises in helping:

preschool and school-aged children to:


  • with voice and speech problems;
  • who want to speak more clearly for work or other reasons, e.g. those who are worried their accent is holding them back;
  • who are recovering from strokes; and

Other speech pathologists work in hospitals helping adults to swallow safely, or newborn babies to feed.  Some work in rehabilitation and health centres, e.g. giving therapy to people who have brain injuries or helping head and neck cancer patients communicate after surgery.  And still others work in Community Health or in schools, with advanced skills and experience supporting clients with complex needs and disabilities.

At Banter Speech & Language, we know our limitations – no speech pathologist can be an expert in everything.  You deserve the best treatment available.  We know when to refer clients onto specialists in other areas – and we know many of the best specialists in the business.

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Banter Speech & Language is an independent firm of speech pathologists for adults and children. We help clients in our local area, including Concord, Rhodes, Strathfield and all other suburbs of Sydney’s Inner West.

Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.

David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).

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