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Speech Pathology

What is Speech Pathology?

Speech Pathology which is also called speech therapy, is the diagnosis and treatment of individuals, who are unable to communicate properly or the people who have difficulty with swallowing and feeding.
 
Our speech pathologists treat people of all ages, either in a school or clinic environment. They develop a customised plan of care, tailored to each patient’s needs. They provide education to patients and their family members regarding impairments, disease processes, and compensatory strategies. They develop daily home programs unique to each individual’s strengths and weakness that facilitate maintenance of swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, or language skills.
 

Common Therapy Provision

 

Children:

Speech pathologists support children to achieve their communicative, social and literacy goals.
 
We can help in areas such as:
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  • Speech (articulation of speech sounds
  • Language (understanding language, vocabulary)
  • Voice
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Literacy
  • Swallowing and mealtime management
  • Social and play skills
  • Behaviour management
  • Visual aids
  • Key word sign
  • Assist with high and low tech communication devices

 

Adults:

Speech pathologists support adults to achieve their communication, social and personal goals.
 
We can help in areas such as:

  • Speech (articulation of speech sounds, speech clarity)
  • Language (understanding language, vocabulary, word finding difficulty)
  • High level language skills: reasoning, making decisions, forming opinions, making inferences, understanding non-literal language, understanding others perspectives)
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Voice and breath support
  • Performance at work
  • Conversational skills
  • Swallowing/dysphagia
  • Memory and attention
  • Visual aids and key word sign
  • Reading and writing rehabilitation
  • Assist with high and low tech communication devices
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