Speech pathologists help people with communication and swallowing problems. Learn more about speech pathologists, what they do and how they can help.
Speech development in children
Kids learn to talk and develop at their own rate, but there are some general patterns of speech development for babies and children. Find out more.
Stuttering is a speech disorder that affects the flow of speech. Learn about the treatments and programs that can help people who stutter to improve their speech.
Dysarthria is when the muscles used to breathe and speak are weakened or paralysed, slurring your speech. Learn more here.
Links to articles about speech problems.
Apraxia of speech
Apraxia of speech is a speech disorder that makes it difficult to move the mouth to produce sounds and words. Find out how a speech therapist can often help the person’s speech improve.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are are designed to recognise signals as sound, which in turn help understand speech.
Communication support for people who are deaf, hard of hearing and /or have a speech impairment and need to communicate with person who can hear and are using a phone.
Babies/children with Tay-Sachs develop slowly, lose vision and speech, and typically don’t reach school age. It’s commoner in certain genetic groups.
How to make a phone call when you're deaf or can't speak
One in 6 Australians has some hearing loss, while others have a speech impairment. The National Relay Service allows all people to communicate by phone.