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Speech pathologists

Speech Pathologists support people of all ages with communication, eating and drinking. Communication support includes:

  • speech
  • writing
  • reading
  • gesturing
  • using communication aids

Speech pathologists provide individual therapy or work in small groups. They may be able to come to your home or your school if needed.

Speech pathologists work with you to understand your needs and goals for communication or swallowing. They may support you to find strategies to develop your communication including using communication aids and other assistive technologies. They may provide resources, information and advice to you, your family member or carer and other professionals. They also provide support and strategies to assist if you have difficulty eating or drinking or if you cough or choke on food or drinks.

Speech pathologists often work alongside other professionals including occupational therapists and physiotherapists to provide support that meets your needs or those of a family member.

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