Rehabilitation goals and accountability

By |2021-09-04T22:13:13+00:00September 4th, 2021|Categories: Groups, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is an article for any person delivering or receiving rehabilitation. If you (or someone you know) has an acquired illness or injury, speech pathology rehabilitation might be needed. It is common for clients to arrive at Wollongong Speech Pathology with some rehabilitation already under their belt. This might have been inpatient rehab, or [...]

Our Top 5 Apps For Adult Speech Pathology

By |2021-07-31T03:55:33+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Disability, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

There are hundreds of available apps for adult speech pathology. How do you know which app to choose? How can iPad apps help an adult improve their communication and swallowing skills? As a community-based, mobile speech pathology practice, we have been using iPads for years. It is astounding how helpful our iPads are. We [...]

The 5 things adults with a stutter should know

By |2021-07-31T04:17:29+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Stuttering|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 [...]

Speech Pathology Week 2020

By |2021-07-31T03:55:55+00:00August 26th, 2020|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 [...]

‘COVID safe’ home visits

By |2021-07-31T03:56:01+00:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: Health Promotion|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 |2021-07-31T03:56:12+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 [...]

Speech Pathology Telepractice

By |2021-07-31T03:56:19+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Health Promotion|Tags: , , , , |

Wollongong Speech Pathology is now offering speech pathology telepractice. In this article we explain what telepractice is, why we do it, and tips to make it most effective. What is speech pathology telepractice? Speech pathology telepractice, also known as speech pathology telehealth, means the delivery of speech pathology services at a distance, using technology. [...]

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 [...]

Adult Stuttering Treatment

By |2021-07-31T03:54:25+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Stuttering|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 [...]

What is a speech pathologist’s role at end of life?

By |2019-04-24T14:31:13+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Caring for a person at the end of their life can be a gift. If done well, we can support a person to die with dignity as well as supporting the loved ones they will leave behind. This presents two questions: What is the role of speech pathology in end of life care, and [...]

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