Role of speech language pathologists:
Speech and language pathologists (SLPs) work closely with children and adults who have various levels of speech, language and communication problems, and with those who have swallowing, drinking or eating difficulties.
The role can involve working with a diverse patient group, including people with physical and learning disabilities, hearing loss/deafness, psychiatric disorders or loss of memory.
SLPs assess a patient’s needs before developing individualised treatment program.
Treatment plans often involve family members and care givers.
SLPs usually work as part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside other health professionals such as:
Services we provide:
Audiology is the healthcare science which helps people overcome the barriers as a consequence of hearing or balance problems.
Audiologists help improve the quality of life of people with hearing or balance problems, as well as their families and carers.
In a nutshell, audiologists identify and assess hearing and balance disorders, and provide appropriate rehabilitation and management.