Evidence based therapy for Mild Aphasia

By |2022-07-01T07:18:33+00:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aphasia is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, usually due to stroke or brain injury. How severe the aphasia is relates to how much a person’s language is affected. A person with mild aphasia might have word finding difficulties, problems explaining complex information, or difficulties understanding complex information. Even though [...]

Speech Pathology Allied Health Assistant

By |2022-06-17T22:27:05+00:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: AHA|Tags: , , , , , , |

The speech pathology Allied Health Assistant, or AHA, can aid the delivery and administration of speech pathology services. The AHA is not a replacement for a qualified speech pathologist. Rather, the AHA can make a speech pathology program more efficient and effective. This creates benefits for both clients and speech pathologists. You pay a reduced [...]

Speech Pathology Intervention In Dementia

By |2021-12-20T00:49:14+00:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

Speech pathologists play a key role in dementia management. Speech pathology intervention in dementia includes treating speech, language, communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders that arise across the progression of the disease. This evidence-based summary of dementia interventions was written by two speech pathology students on placement with Wollongong Speech Pathology: Clarisse Baker and Sarah [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Aphasia Therapists

By |2021-07-31T03:56:25+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 [...]

Speech pathology and Parkinson’s disease

By |2021-07-31T03:56:35+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. [...]

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 [...]

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