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Allied Health

  • Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with; speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. Our Speech Pathologists work with individuals who have difficulty communicating due to; developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability or other problems that can affect speech and language. Speech pathologists also specialise

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  • The right support

    • June 2021

      3 mins

    For many NDIS participants, applying for funding is just one step in the process of accessing the supports they require – there’s also the issue of what to do with the money once it comes through. And it’s a huge concern, with a recent NDIS report finding 30 per cent of funding has gone unclaimed.

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  • A healthy outlook

    • June 2021

      3 mins

    From dietitians to dental health professionals, podiatrists to psychologists, occupational therapists to mental health workers and more, allied health services are key to improving the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities and their capacity to participate in everyday life. But an increase in demand for allied health services married with a reduction of qualified

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  • Tube feeding can help for a variety of different reasons, including: Problems with an individual’s mouth, oesophagus (food pipe) or stomach Swallowing problems which put them at a risk of choking and aspirating (i.e., food enters not only the oesophagus and stomach but also the lungs) Difficulty managing to take enough food by mouth to

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  • Dietetics with Natalie

    • March 2021

      3 mins

    Dietetics is best described as the provision of nutrition, assessment, intervention, and ongoing supports and involves a number of factors, include the management of both nutrition intake and any also medical conditions a service recipient may have. In terms of nutrition, Natalie explained the importance of medical nutrition therapy which can include the diagnosis of malnutrition,

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  • Swallowing Awareness Day 2021

    • March 2021

      2 mins

    The day focuses on the swallowing condition of Dsyphagia, where people who suffer with the condition may experience symptoms including, difficulty with sucking, swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, or protecting the lungs from food and drink. This year’s theme is Dysphagia: A difficult diagnosis to swallow. Up to a million Australians can suffer with the condition

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