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My top five tips for working with the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

By |2018-03-08T09:52:28+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Disability|Tags: , |

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme now in full-swing down in the Illawarra, I’m taking a moment to stop and ask myself, “how are we going as NDIS Providers”? I’ve pulled together my top 5 tips for working with the NDIS, which help me to provide quality Disability services My Top Five for working with [...]

It’s here! Celebrating the NDIS Illawarra

By |2017-09-28T12:55:01+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Disability|Tags: , , |

About the NDIS Illawarra Family Fun Day On Saturday 26th August I was out at Kembla Grange Raceway, welcoming the NDIS to the Illawarra. This was the official "launch party" for the NDIS in the Illawarra and the turnout was impressive. I really enjoyed seeing the positive interactions between participants, their families, and service providers. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]