You’re a Speech Pathologist, so you work with children who stutter, right?
This month’s question is answered by our Speech Pathologist Natasha Kolivas.
When I asked our team of Speech Pathologists what question they get asked the most, this one was a clear winner! What does a Speech Pathologist actually do? When people hear the title ‘Speech Pathologist’, many will automatically think of someone who works with people that stutter, but this is only one of the many areas in which Speech Pathologists provide assessment and intervention.
All Speech Pathologists in Australia are required to complete tertiary-level education in a course recognised and accredited by Speech Pathology Australia, the governing body for Speech Pathologists in Australia. Through this training, Speech Pathologists are taught the most current and up-to-date assessment and intervention methods to diagnose and treat a large range of communication and swallowing impairments in both adults and children. This includes, but is not limited to, difficulties with:
Speech Pathologists are also taught how to seek-out and critically evaluate research, in order to determine the best, evidence-based methods with which to provide therapy. This allows Speech Pathologists to continually improve the services they offer, in line with current best-practice methods.
If you would like more information about the many different roles of a Speech Pathologist, please click here.
Alternatively, if you would like to find out how a Speech Pathologist can add value to your child’s support team, please contact the Practice on 9890 1062 and ask to speak to a Speech Pathologist.