Welcome to the Anne McDonald Centre

We welcome anyone of any age with any diagnosis with little or no functional speech. We provide assessment and augmentative communication services in Victoria.

At the core of our organisation is the belief that not being able to talk doesn't mean you have nothing to say.

We are here to help

We have an extensive range of tools and knowledge, and rich experience. We use them to build bridges to meaningful communication.

We are passionate about providing a safe, positive and nurturing environment for everyone. We believe that once people feel safe and supported, we can work collaboratively and impact their development and confidence.

If a client's speech needs augmentation, we will find communication aids they can use. We then teach these clients and their support teams how to use their new voices.

Our Services

Since 1985 the Anne McDonald Centre has provided therapy to more than four thousand children and adults. Centre clients have gone on to mainstream schools, colleges, and universities.

As we welcome clients of any age through our doors, we happily see children younger than school age. Our youngest client was 18 months old.

We understand that everyone has a different story and has come from different walks of life.

The same techniques that can work with people who have had communication impairments all their lives can sometimes help older people who develop expressive communication problems.

We offer training and resources to speech therapists and speech pathologists.

We offer training and educational resources to schools.

Book an appointment

The Anne McDonald Centre is based in Melbourne, Australia. The Centre is making client appointments at the 538 Dandenong Road office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every second Friday. We see some clients in Brunswick on Wednesdays and alternate Fridays.

If you want an appointment, call us Tuesday or Thursday between 9am and 5pm on 03 9509 6324 or email us at admin@annemcdonaldcentre.org.au at any time.