Does my child need to see a speech pathologist?

There are certain speech and language milestones that we expect children to reach as they are growing and developing.  It is worth seeing a speech pathologist if your child: is stuttering, is very difficult to understand, or has great difficulty understanding what is being said or communicated to them.  If your child has very restricted or limited food preferences a …

What is a Speech Pathologist?

Speech pathologists work with people with communication impairments such as difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.  The speech pathologist usually does an assessment to determine the type and severity of the difficulties experienced by the …

What is the role of a Speech Pathologist in Healthcare?

““Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. People …

The Benefits of Bilingualism

Bilingualism is being fluent in understanding and speaking two languages. There are more bilingual and multilingual people in the world than there are monolinguals. Australia alone – being one of the most diverse and multicultural countries in the world – houses over 300 different languages that are spoken in the home environment.  As a speech pathologist trained, living and working …

5 Benefits of Online Therapy

Many people have been introduced to online therapy in the last few months. It almost feels like a new phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Telehealth, as it’s sometimes called, has actually been around for a long time. Many practitioners can claim to have been practicing online therapy for over a decade! Here are some reasons why they’ve …