Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

Parkinson’s: Causes, symptoms and management

What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that recent research suggests affects over 100,000 Australians. Parkinson’s presents through a variety of symptoms making it difficult to diagnose. Primarily affecting older people, 65 is the average age of a Parkinson’s diagnosis, however Young Onset Parkinson’s is diagnosed in approximately 20% of cases. What causes…

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Dysphagia and mealtime safety: How a Speech Pathologist can help

Did you know Speech Pathologists are experts on swallowing? Swallowing is a common part of our everyday function. Like breathing, swallowing is something most of us don’t pay much attention to – unless there is a problem. However, for those who experience difficulty swallowing, everyday activities like eating and drinking can often be stressful, uncomfortable,…

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Back to Basics: Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

What is a Speech Pathologist? Speech Pathologists are experts in communication. Their clinical role involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, which can involve elements of speech, language, voice and fluency. The importance of communication When we think of communicating, we might think about two people having a conversation. However, for a Speech…

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Assistive Technology, Independence and Inclusion

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What is Assistive Technology? Assistive Technology (AT) can constitute an integral part of the support framework that helps people living with a disability realise their potential. AT generally incorporates any equipment, system or design that assists a person with a disability to navigate their home, workplace, school, or community, and to undertake tasks and achieve…

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NDIS Plan Review

Allied Health NDIS Plan Review Assessments and Reports Why They Are So Important What is a Plan Review? The NDIS requires regular Plan Reviews.  This means that all the supports that have been allocated to you in your NDIS Plan are reviewed for ongoing suitability and to ensure that the supports till meet your needs.…

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About Allied Health

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What do Allied Health Professionals Do? Allied Health Professionals generally include the following disciplines: Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Speech Pathology Dietetics Social Work Podiatry Allied Health Professionals study at University between 3-4 years to achieve an undergraduate degree. Do Allied Health Professionals need to keep learning after university? Yes, absolutely!  Allied Health Professionals are required to…

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Fragile X Syndrome

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Inherited Conditions with Fragile X Gene Fragile X-associated Disorders are a term given to a range of inherited conditions that occur as a result of alterations in the FMR1 gene (Fragile X gene). It is estimated in Australia, 1 child per week is born fully affected by Fragile X syndrome and 20 are born carriers…

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Spine injuries

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Spinal cord injury A spinal cord injury (SCI) is caused from damage to the spinal cord which results in a loss of movement and sensation below the level of the injury. Spinal cord injury can occur when the spinal cord is severed, compressed or bruised which disrupts blood and oxygen supply. SCI can be traumatic…

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Autism

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What is Autism? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that refers to a broad range of symptoms that can impact an individual across any range of daily life activities including communication, social interactions, thinking and behaviour. This diversity is why we refer to Autism in terms of a spectrum. Every person with…

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Managing Cancer

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Why cancer research is so important The latest statistics from the Australian Cancer Council report over 140,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year alone, with 1 in 2 Australian men and women expected to be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Which cancer is most common? Non-melanoma skin cancer is believed to be the most prevalent diagnosis in…

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