Speech Pathology

By: Bentleigh Bayside Community Health  06-Nov-2013
Keywords: Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy

Paediatric Speech Pathologist at Bentleigh Bayside Community Health work with children from 0 to school entry who have difficulty with the following communication and/or feeding difficulties, as well as Adults (see below) Speech - the pronounciation of sounds Language - understanding what words mean, putting sentences together, writing clearly, understanding written language Pragmatics - the social conventions for how we interact with each other Stuttering - the smooth rhythmand pattern of talking Voice - the production of sounds by vibrating the vocal chords. Articulation or difficulty of pronouncing words Feeding - swallowing/chewing The service provided will vary according to the needs of the child and their family and may include: Screening/standardised assessment Consultation to home, kinder or child care programs Provision of home, kinder or child care programs Therapy groups and/or short term individual therapy programs The Adult Speech Pathology Service provides assessment and management of clients with swallowing and/or communication difficulties. It is largely a consultative and monitoring service, and provides education and support of individual clients and their carers to facilitate self-management in the home environment. Client population includes: Neurological Disorders (e.g. Stroke, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, Muscular Dystrophy); Oral/ Head & Neck Cancer; and COPD.

Keywords: Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy

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