About Beth Causa

Speech pathologist with a passion for rehab, disability, and aged care. Mum. Private practice owner. Student supervisor.

Wollongong Speech COVID Recovery October 2021

By |2021-10-07T04:34:19+00:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: , |

After a long and sometimes tough COVID lockdown, NSW is set to "reopen" from 11 October 2021. This is an exciting time for everyone. We look forward to seeing friends and family, getting haircuts, going out for a meal, and having a sense of freedom again. For Wollongong Speech Pathology, we are taking a [...]

Speech Pathology Intervention In Dementia

By |2021-09-29T07:06:58+00:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

Speech pathologists play a key role in dementia management. Speech pathology intervention in dementia includes treating speech, language, communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders that arise across the progression of the disease. This evidence-based summary of dementia interventions was written by two speech pathology students on placement with Wollongong Speech Pathology: Clarisse Baker and Sarah [...]

Rehabilitation goals and accountability

By |2021-09-04T22:13:13+00:00September 4th, 2021|Categories: Groups, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is an article for any person delivering or receiving rehabilitation. If you (or someone you know) has an acquired illness or injury, speech pathology rehabilitation might be needed. It is common for clients to arrive at Wollongong Speech Pathology with some rehabilitation already under their belt. This might have been inpatient rehab, or [...]

Our Top 5 Apps For Adult Speech Pathology

By |2021-07-31T03:55:33+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

There are hundreds of available apps for adult speech pathology. How do you know which app to choose? How can iPad apps help an adult improve their communication and swallowing skills? As a community-based, mobile speech pathology practice, we have been using iPads for years. It is astounding how helpful our iPads are. We [...]

Are you thinking about speech pathology telepractice security?

By |2021-07-31T03:55:45+00:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: , , |

Speech pathology telepractice really took off during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for good reason. Telepractice enabled clients to continue receiving support from speech pathologists. Clients' lives were not negatively impacted by "lockdown". We talked about Wollongong Speech Pathology's telepractice service in an earlier article, which you can access here. In the rush of moving [...]

Christmas Hours 2020

By |2021-07-31T03:55:50+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: |

Merry Christmas for 2020! Thanks for another wonderful year We are passionate about our work as speech pathologists, and are lucky to have such a great network of clients and colleagues. Thank you for the opportunity to work together in 2020. Here are our operating hours for this festive season: Business as usual until 21 December 2020 [...]

The 5 things adults with a stutter should know

By |2021-07-31T04:17:29+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Stuttering|Tags: , , , |

Are you an adult who stutters? Or do you know someone who stutters? This article is for you. We are going to tell about 5 things that adults with a stutter should know. 1. Stuttering is hard to define International stuttering experts don't yet agree on a definition of stuttering. This can be potentially [...]

Speech Pathology Week 2020

By |2021-07-31T03:55:55+00:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: , , |

There are 1.2 million Australians with communication disability. Speech pathologists support these Australians to go about each day communicating with confidence. In Australia, communication disability is largely invisible. Unseen and out-of-sight.  Australians with communication disability cannot maximise future educational, health and social outcomes, without the intervention of a speech pathologist. Communicating with confidence is vital to [...]

‘COVID safe’ home visits

By |2021-07-31T03:56:01+00:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: , , |

Wollongong Speech Pathology is gradually returning to face-to-face services! This article explains the steps we are taking to provide 'COVID safe' home visits. The same steps apply to all of our face-to-face services. We want to make sure everyone is healthy and safe, no matter where the service takes place. It is very important [...]

Communication Partner Training

By |2021-07-31T03:56:12+00:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Aged Care, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , |

They say that communication is a two-way street. There are always two or more people involved in an interaction. So when communication breaks down, maybe both people need to make changes so that communication can be better? That is essentially what communication partner training is all about. In this article, I'll explain what it [...]

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