Speech Pathology Week

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Each year Speech Pathology Australia hosts Speech Pathology Week to raise awareness of those in our community who have a communication disability. The week highlights the important role that speech pathologists play in assisting Australians living with a communication disability.

The theme for Speech Pathology Week 2023 is ‘Communicating for life’; highlighting speech pathologists’ vital role in supporting quality of life across the lifespan.

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, social communication, fluency and voice.

Speech pathologists work with people of all ages who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, a learning or intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury, stroke, dementia, hearing loss, and other problems that can affect speech and language.

A speech pathologist can also help people who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely.

The Speech Pathologists at HenderCare are all Certified Practising Speech Pathologists (CPSP) registered with Speech Pathology Australia. A CPSP is a speech pathologist committed to upholding a high standard of professional integrity and meeting the certification requirements set by Speech Pathology Australia to practise in Australia.

HenderCare’s Speech Pathologist team has experience working with people of all ages and a wide range of communication and swallowing difficulties. Our Speech Pathology team in SA and WA can attend your home or community service provider, or you may prefer to visit us at our clinic for assessment and intervention.

To learn more about Speech Pathology Week, click here.

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