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The 5 things adults with a stutter should know

By |2020-10-26T06:28:59+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

Are you an adult who stutters? Or do you know someone who stutters? This article is for you. We are going to tell about 5 things that adults with a stutter should know. 1. Stuttering is hard to define International stuttering experts don't yet agree on a definition of stuttering. This can be potentially [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How can speech pathology help an adult with speech problems?

By |2018-04-10T11:18:16+00:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Disability|Tags: , , , |

Speech pathologists are well known for helping children with speech problems. This is an area of practice that receives significant attention during a speech pathologist's training, and is the subject of countless (and great) textbooks. But what happens to the child that continues to speak unclearly into adulthood?? How can speech pathology help an adult with speech [...]

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 [...]