Rehabilitation

Speech pathology and Parkinson’s disease

By |2019-10-24T10:01:56+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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why talking together is better! Here’s the evidence for group therapy for adults

By |2018-06-11T05:40:58+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , |

We are big fans of group therapy for adults at Wollongong Speech Pathology. There is  good evidence that talking together with peers leads to good communication outcomes. And people LIKE coming to groups to practice their communication goals. It makes sense really. When attending a group, you get focused practice on a communication skill as [...]

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: [...]

What’s it like having a speech pathology placement in private practice?

By |2017-09-27T11:07:35+00:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Aged Care, Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , |

What is it like to have a speech pathology placement in private practice? Great question! This guest blog post was written by a speech pathology student, Sarah El-Wahsh. Sarah completed her final speech pathology placement with us in August 2017. She gives us some great insights into a placement in private practice.... Learning beyond the [...]

Group communication therapy

By |2017-09-27T11:08:45+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , |

We have wanted to offer group communication therapy for a long time now, and finally we are ready! Please spread the word. Groups are a fun, supportive way to practice communication skills. They are a recommended method of treatment after a stroke (read more here: Australian Aphasia Rehab Pathway). Our therapy groups are going to be dynamic. [...]

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 [...]

The (mostly) good and the (sometimes) bad of speech pathology students in private practice

By |2017-09-27T11:11:09+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Aged Care, Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

Our first pair of speech pathology students - Jaimie and Lizzy - have now finished their placement with Wollongong Speech Pathology. It was a dream having them on board with us. I loved talking to them about clients! It was brilliant to have two extra people involved, giving input into clients' assessment and treatment plans. [...]

Why take Student Speech Pathologists?

By |2017-09-27T11:12:01+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Aged Care, Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , |

Wollongong Speech Pathology is now taking Student Speech Pathologists on clinical placement. Let's talk about why! Benefits to clients: a fresh perspective to therapy programs access to up-to-date evidence & techniques Benefits to the practice: give something back to the profession providing quality clinical opportunities to students Benefits to students: exposure to a wide range [...]