June 5, 2016

Speech Pathology

What is a Speech Pathologist?

A Speech Pathologist is a trained health professional whose role is to assess and support individuals with communication and feeding difficulties.

What we do?

    • Support teachers to develop group sessions.
    • Assess communication and swallowing needs of students.
    • Provide safe swallowing strategy recommendations, e.g. food and drink modifications, assistance techniques.
    • Trial and develop individualised communication systems in consultation with families and carers.
    • Support families and carers in applying for funding for electronic communication systems.
    • Support families and carers with communication system training.
    • Support families and carers with language development strategies.
    • Collaborate with private therapists to provide consistency across environments.