Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively. Learn more about speech pathologists, what they do and how they can help.
Links to articles about speech problems.
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.
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.
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.
A laryngectomy is surgery to remove the larynx, most often because of a cancer of the larynx. Either the whole or a part of the larynx can be removed.
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) includes problems with sucking, swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, dribbling, or closing the lips. Find out more here.
Diagnosis of autism
The earlier a diagnosis of autism is made, the sooner you and your child will receive the support and care you need.
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.
Dyslexia is a common learning disability that makes reading, writing and spelling difficult. Support and special education can help and are most effective when started as early as possible in childhood.