Speech pathology is the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals who are unable to communicate effectively or who have difficulty with feeding and swallowing.*
A broad range of clients can receive speech pathology services including children who fail to develop normal communication or people who acquire communication disabilities as a result of disease, injury or a stroke.
Speech pathologists also assist a variety of clients with feeding or swallowing problems. One in seven Australians has some form of communication disability. This means that one in seven people has a problem understanding other people or being understood by people. A Speech Pathologist can help with:
If you would like more information, or would like to make a booking for with a speech pathologist, please contact your preferred Eastbrooke Medical Centre (not available at all centres).
*Source: Speech Pathology Australia