assessment

Speech pathology & dementia diagnosis

By |2017-09-27T11:15:19+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , , |

Making a dementia diagnosis is not a straight-forward process. Sometimes it can take years for a firm diagnosis to be made. What does an assessment involve? Dementia diagnosis requires a team approach. As a minimum, assessment will involve: a case history (your GP will ask you questions about your past, your current concerns, what is working [...]

Dysphagia in Disability

By |2018-08-27T23:30:32+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Disability|Tags: , , |

Our speech pathologist, Di Lam, attended a workshop in Melbourne this year. It was presented by Justine Joan Sheppard, who specialises in Dysphagia in Disability. Here are Di's reflections after the course......... What were the main topics covered? Swallowing and Feeding Disorders in Developmental Disability and their causes Dysphagia Disorder Survey (DDS) & Dysphagia Management Staging [...]