Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively. Learn more about speech pathologists, what they do and how they can help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Williams syndrome can cause development, learning and medical problems, although children with it often have well-developed language and music skills.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD, the commonest muscular dystrophy in kids, causes gradual loss of muscle function, affecting everyday activity. Treatment may help daily life.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are designed to improve hearing.