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About Beth Causa

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

‘COVID safe’ home visits

By |2020-06-10T07:25:58+00:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: Aged Care, Disability, Rehabilitation|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 |2020-04-27T13:40:07+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 [...]

Speech Pathology Telepractice

By |2020-03-25T03:35:20+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Aged Care, Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , |

Wollongong Speech Pathology is now offering speech pathology telepractice. In this article we explain what telepractice is, why we do it, and tips to make it most effective. What is speech pathology telepractice? Speech pathology telepractice, also known as speech pathology telehealth, means the delivery of speech pathology services at a distance, using technology. [...]

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Aphasia Therapists

By |2020-02-19T03:59:26+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

Aphasia is a communication disorder that often occurs after stroke or brain injury. It can cause difficulty with speaking, understanding, reading and writing. Importantly, aphasia does NOT affect intelligence. I’m not going to spend time here talking more about what aphasia is. If you want to read more about that, you can check out [...]

Christmas Hours 2019

By |2019-11-28T06:18:41+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: |

Merry Christmas for 2019! 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 2019. Here are our operating hours for this festive season: Business as usual in December 2019 CLOSED [...]

Speech pathology and Parkinson’s disease

By |2020-06-10T09:41:00+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , |

As many as 50-90% of individuals with Parkinson’s disease will develop speech and voice disorders (see ‘dysarthria’ and ‘dysphonia’ below). It is common for a person with Parkinson’s to speak too softly and quickly, to the point where other people can’t understand. For this reason, speech pathology and Parkinson’s disease go hand in hand. [...]

Communicating with Confidence: Speech Pathology Week 2019

By |2019-08-29T06:39:54+00:00August 28th, 2019|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 [...]

Adult Stuttering Treatment

By |2019-06-20T16:27:33+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , |

Have you watched the movie "The King's Speech"? If you have not, it’s based on the true story of King George VI, who had a severe stutter. The King sought help from a speech therapist named Lionel Logue in the 1920's. Together they worked hard in treatment, and as a result the King succeeded in [...]

What is a speech pathologist’s role at end of life?

By |2019-04-24T14:31:13+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Caring for a person at the end of their life can be a gift. If done well, we can support a person to die with dignity as well as supporting the loved ones they will leave behind. This presents two questions: What is the role of speech pathology in end of life care, and [...]

Communication accessibility is communication for all

By |2018-08-28T11:12:02+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Aged Care, Disability, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation|Tags: , |

In Speech Pathology Week 2018, we call for greater action towards national communication accessibility. This is the message we send with this year’s theme: Communication Access Is Communication for all. Like mobility or wheelchair access, communication access is enabling people with communication disorders to get their message across by removing barriers to effective communication, or [...]