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Speech Pathology provides assessment and intervention for adults and children who have difficulties or impairments in speech (articulation of sounds), receptive language (understanding of language), expressive language (use of language), social communication, voice, fluency (stuttering), literacy, and swallowing.
Our service includes individualised therapy alongside home programs and training of informal support (e.g. for family, friends and carers). We also determine whether augmentative and alternative communication methods are necessary. You may benefit from speech pathology if you have a diagnosis of a neurological condition, intellectual or developmental delay or hearing impairment.
Are you having difficulty communicating with the people around you? Communication includes speech (clear articulation of sounds), receptive language (understanding of language), expressive language (use of language), social communication, voice, fluency (stuttering) and literacy. A person with a communication difficulty may have one, or a combination, of these difficulties.
At Better Rehabilitation, we provide goal-driven therapy to adults and children with a range of neurological conditions and disabilities. We love learning about your personal goals in order to tailor our therapy to meet your needs. Therapy can take place in our clinic, at your home, school or in the community.
Augmentative Assistive Technology
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology:
If you have difficulty communicating verbally, you may wish to explore alternative methods to assist your communication. Methods include gestures, sign language, low tech communication boards/books and high-tech devices. Speech Pathologists at Better Rehabilitation can help you determine whether you will benefit from AAC systems and recommend appropriate assistive technology options for communication.
Meal-time Management Planning
Do you ever have difficulty chewing, eating, drinking or swallowing?
Do you ever feel like food or drink goes down the wrong way? Do you often cough while swallowing? Do you have regular chest infections? These are all signs that you may have a swallowing impairment.
Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) includes difficulty with chewing, eating and drinking. The following are common signs of dysphagia:
Coughing, gagging or choking whilst eating and/or drinking
Wet, gurgle voice after eating and/or drinking
Feeling like food, drink and/or saliva is going down the wrong way
How Speech Pathologist’s at Better Rehabilitation can assist your swallow safety:
Assess your swallow function
Referral to specialists if further investigation is required
Recommend diet modifications
Provide therapy and education on safe swallowing strategies
Swallowing impairments can lead to serious complications so always contact your GP or Speech Pathologist if you are concerned. Contact us today to book a consultation.
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