Speech pathologists are health professionals who provide assessment and diagnosis in communication and swallowing disorders.
They provide advice, intervention, treatment and counselling to individuals and families, and information and education to staff and the general public.
Speech Pathology Week - held annually in August
Speech Pathology Week is held in August each year. Over 1.1 million Australians are living with a swallowing or communication disorder. That's three times the number of people who have dementia. Our communication skills and ability to eat and drink are fundamental parts of our lives – yet we often take them for granted.
Keep an eye out for events running across sites to experience what living with a communication / swallowing disorder is like and learn how speech pathologists work with people to maximise their participation in their school, workplace and social lives. There will be prizes up for grabs!