How early is too early for speech therapy?

As speech pathologists, we are specialists in all forms of communication, including non-verbal communication. This means we are able to assess the communication skills of children as young as 3 months old. Before your child is 2 years old there are many communication milestones that we are able to consider to identify if there are any early signs of a [...]

By |2020-05-05T16:05:26+10:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Staying Connected During Social Distancing

In light of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), Australia has introduced strict new social distancing protocols that restrict or prohibit people from meeting in person; these include in venues such as pubs, gyms and indoor sporting venues, cinemas, restaurants and cafes, galleries, community facilities and attending religious gatherings or places of worship. For those people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities, [...]

By |2020-04-20T08:48:27+10:00April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Should I try Speech Pathology sessions via telehealth? What are the benefits of telehealth?

We are currently faced with potentially many months ahead at home, away from school, away from our social networks, away from life as we know it. For those with communication difficulties, social skill difficulties, swallowing difficulties… this time away from our regular environments is going to be an even larger challenge. Speech Pathology services via telehealth offers a solution! Here [...]

By |2020-03-31T09:16:31+11:00March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Japan leads the way on modified diets

Image credit: New York Times Online. A lot of people don’t realize that alongside all thing communication, Speech Pathologists also manage swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia. There are a number of reasons why a person might have difficulty swallowing.  Medical events such as strokes, surgeries or injuries to the head or neck and the general process of ageing can [...]

By |2020-03-04T18:10:46+11:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Early communication

We all want our children to be able to verbally communicate with us clearly and easily, and it can be frustrating and worrying when they develop these skills later than other children. However, your child may be communicating using a different method (e.g., body language/gesture) or may just require some support to learn the most effective ways to get their [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:30:55+11:00February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Reading in Our Daily Lives

There are many things in our environment which require reading. Have a look around. What do you see which requires reading - our phone messages, signs, recipes, receipts, packaging? Almost everything requires us to be able to read. But what if reading is hard for you? How would that feel? Let’s try reading the following below: Artikel 27 Een ieder [...]

By |2020-01-17T16:49:04+11:00January 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The role of the Speech Pathologist in aged care

As Australia’s population continues to age, the speech pathologist’s role in aged care becomes increasingly important. It is our role to advocate and provide communication and mealtime support for older people in hospitals, the community as well as in residential aged care facilities. Older people experience difficulties with communication and mealtimes at a significantly higher rate, often complicated by multiple [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:31:56+11:00November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Talking to someone with a communication difficulty… What to do!

Communication is a basic human right. Imagine having difficulty communicating…. What impact would that have on your life? Well, in fact 1.2 million Australians have a communication difficulty…. That is nearly 1 in every 20 Australians! So, what is communication? Communication is MORE than just speech – it is writing, reading, using gestures or signs, using a voice output device, [...]

By |2019-11-14T13:25:19+11:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|
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