What is Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy involves the assessment and treatment of individuals who have communication disabilities.
What do Speech Therapists do?
Speech therapists work with individuals of all ages - from newborn infants to adults.
A speech therapist might work with:
- children with feeding problems (e.g. baby with a cleft palate), developmental delays or disorders, and reading and writing difficulties
- professional voice users (e.g. teachers) with persistent hoarseness of voice
- adults with communication and swallowing difficulties after a stroke, head injury, brain tumours, degenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson's disease and dementia), head and neck cancer
Speech therapists also consult with other agencies, run workshops, and provide support to family members and other caregivers.
Is Speech Therapy for me?
Speech therapy is the profession for you if you enjoy helping people overcome their communication disabilities.