Health Promotion

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lung Disease and speech pathology: what can we do to protect your voice?

By |2017-11-03T09:36:13+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Health Promotion, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

How can speech pathology help a person with lung disease? Do you have lung disease? Perhaps you hadn’t thought much about speech pathology until one day your doctor suggests a referral to a speech pathologist. And now you are wondering: what do lung disease and speech pathology have in common? Lung disease and speech pathology: [...]

Engineering & Speech Pathology: an interesting collaboration

By |2017-11-03T09:41:19+00:00May 21st, 2017|Categories: Health Promotion, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , |

Below is an article written by speech pathology student Terissa Morgan, about an interesting opportunity for collaboration between engineering & speech pathology.   “Thinking Outside The Box” In Collaborative Practice, by Terissa Morgan At the end of April, Alicia and I were lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with some engineering students from the [...]

Christmas Hours 2016

By |2017-09-27T11:13:02+00:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: |

Merry Christmas for 2016! 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 2016. Both Di and I will be working this week. We will then have a limited service for 2 [...]

Communication project Illawarra

By |2017-09-27T11:26:02+00:00October 30th, 2014|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: |

I met with MP Gareth Ward (Minister for Kiama) and MP Noreen Hay (Minister for Wollongong), as part of the International Communication Project 2014.   Both Mr Ward and Ms Hay listened with interest as I discussed the impact of communication impairments on the lives of people in the Illawarra. I was pleased to find that [...]

Speech Pathology Week 2014

By |2017-08-31T12:14:58+00:00August 28th, 2014|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: |

In Speech Pathology Week 2014 we are building a "Nation for Communication". Every day more than 1.1 million Australians have difficulty communicating. Speech pathologists are aiming to make Australia a ‘Nation for Communication’ by increasing the understanding of communication disorders and how they impact people’s lives. Sadly many people with a communication disorder suffer in silence; [...]

Join the Nation for Communication!

By |2018-04-10T04:27:29+00:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: |

What is the nation for communication? Right now more than 1.1 million Australians are having trouble communicating with their loved ones. How would you feel if you were unable to communicate? The "nation for communication" project aims to give voice to those people who have trouble communicating, and advocating, for themselves. If you agree that [...]