Speech Pathologists have been trained to assess and treat people who have communication and swallowing difficulties. Speech Pathologists complete a 4 year, full time, tertiary degree which encompasses all aspects of communication including speech, writing, reading, signs, symbols and gestures.
The Speech Pathologists at Tyack Health are focused on providing the highest quality care, combining comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services with understanding to help you achieve your goals. Professional membership with Speech Pathology Australia provides access to the most up to date information.
“One in 7 Australians have some form of communication disability. This means that one in 7 people have a problem understanding other people or being understood by people.”
(Speech Pathology Australia website 2011)
What Is Communication?
There are five areas of communication –
- Speech – the physical production of sounds we use when we speak and the way we combine these to make different words.
- Language – the communication system we use to express ourselves, communicate ideas, and to understand and make sense of what is going on around us. It is a system that can comprise both spoken and written words and gestures.
- Pragmatics – the social conventions for how we interact with each other.
- Fluency – the smooth rhythm and pattern of talking.
- Voice – the pitch, loudness and quality we use when we speak.
Communication includes being understood as well as understanding others, either in speaking and listening or in reading and writing.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding communication development for your child please don’t hesitate to contact our reception team for further information.