Some services are provided in the home as appropriate
Speech Pathalogy Information Sheet
Assessment and management of communication or swallowing difficulties.
Speech Pathologists provide services to individuals experiencing difficulty with:
These difficulties can occur for many reasons, including stroke, degenerative disease (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone disease), head injury, surgery, dementia, voice impairment or hearing loss.Difficulty with communication can affect a person’s ability to interact with family, friends and work colleagues and to complete everyday tasks requiring speech and language. Speech pathologists are able to assist with the communication needs of individuals and families, to manage difficulties and promote independence.Swallowing difficulties can have a very serious impact on a person’s health with the potential to cough, choke, lose significant amounts of weight or suffer multiple chest infections. Swallowing difficulties can cause great discomfort and embarrassment. They need to be thoroughlyassessed and carefully managed. The Speech Pathologist will assess an individual’s communication or swallowing and will make recommendations accordingly.
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Support for the frail and aged in the local community.
Support to help people with disabilities live independently.