Speech & Language Pathology
Our Speech and Language Pathologists assist people with working towards their communication goals. This could be in the form of therapy, working towards building skills in different areas of speech and language relevant to the person, or it might be through providing an alternative communication system that’s effective for the individual and providing the individual and their family and support team with training and how to use it effectively.
What is Speech and Language Pathology?
Speech and Language Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. It is a vast and varied role where no two days look the same!
Our Speech and Language Pathologists work with people who experience difficulties communicating because of developmental delays and disabilities such as Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language.
Our Speech and Language Pathologists assist people with working towards their communication goals. This could be in the form of therapy, working towards building skills in different areas of speech and language relevant to the person, or providing the individual and their family and support team with training and education.
People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist. Our Speech and Language Pathologists assist people to eat, drink and swallow safely through providing advice and assistance on how to systematically modify diets so the individual accepts a wider range of foods, providing strategies regarding positioning during mealtimes, recommending altering the characteristics of foods and drinks to promote increased swallow safety and by providing training and education on client-specific mealtime management safety guidelines.
Who does a Speech and Language Pathologist work with?
Our Speech and Language Pathologists work with people experiencing communication and swallowing difficulties across the life span, from birth to end of life.
Our Speech and Language Pathologists work closely alongside other trained Allied Health Professionals and key stakeholders (including families, school staff, etc) to ensure the client receives an integrated and holistic approach.
Where does a Speech and Language Pathologist work?
In line with the best available research, our Speech and Language Pathologists strive to provide effective solutions and interventions in the environments in which our clients communicate!
Our Speech and Language Pathologists work across a variety of settings including in the client’s home, preschools, primary and secondary schools, day services and respite- anywhere the client communicates!
What sort of difficulties can a Speech and Language Pathologist help with?
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Why choose the Blue Wing team?
At Blue Wing we have a strategic recruitment process that ensures we hire the very best carers for our clients. In addition to relevant training and experience, we seek genuinely caring and positive personalities who can brighten their client’s day.
For your peace of mind, every Blue Wing team member also completes or holds the following:
NDIS Worker Clearance Check
Working with Children Check
NDIS Worker Orientation Module
COVID-19 Infection Control Certificate
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