Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively. 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.
Dysarthria occurs when the muscles you use to breath and speak are weakened or paralysed, making your speech slurred and hard to understand. Speech therapy can help make your speech clearer.
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.
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.
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.
Dyspraxia is a disorder of movement and coordination that can be picked up in childhood. Through the right treatment, you can help manage its symptoms. Read more about dypraxia meaning, symptoms and treatment.
Central nervous system (CNS)
Your central nervous system (CNS) is made up of your brain and your spinal cord. Learn more about its role and the different parts of the brain.