A speech pathologists role includes the provision of assessment and treatment of language and speech disorders effecting an adult’s ability to expressively and receptively communicate, and verbalise with intelligible speech production.

Communication and speech impairments can result from many conditions, including:

  • Neurological events (e.g., stroke).
  • Brain Injury.
  • Neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s Disease).
  • Age related changes (e.g., Dementia).
  • Developmental Disorders (e.g., Cerebral Palsy)

A person’s ability to speak and to understand others is vital in communicating their everyday wants and needs. It also allows for the maintenance of someone’s quality of life. Our involvement with these patients focuses on supporting and improving these deficits to allow a happier and more successful communicator.