If you’re currently on the lookout for experienced speech pathologists in Brisbane, Scope Clinical Services can help. We have one of the city’s most dedicated Certified Practising Speech Pathologists, Niluka de Costa, in our practice. Niluka is an experienced professional devoted to easing language and communication difficulties in her patients.
What do Speech Pathologists do?
Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders. They work with people who have difficulties with:
- Understanding language
- Social skills
People can have difficulty communicating for a wide range of reasons. They may have encountered developmental delays, suffered a stroke or brain injury, or have a learning disability. Cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss can also adversely affect people’s speech and ability to use and understand language.
This is where speech pathologists come in – it is their task to identify the root of an individual’s communication problem/s, and to offer a constructive, scientifically supported path to recovery or improvement.
That being said, speech pathology is a very broad and wide-ranging profession with multiple applications. You might be surprised to know that even people who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can benefit from seeing a speech pathologist.
Should I see a Speech Pathologist?
Communication problems can dramatically interrupt our quality of life. If you or a loved one is suffering from any form of communication or language difficulty, speech pathology might just be the answer.
Below are a few resources on speech pathology and how you can benefit from the practice:
- Speech Pathology Australia – What is a Speech Pathologist?
- Speech-Language & Audiology Canada – What do Speech-Language Pathologists Do?
- Special Needs Resources – 10 Ways a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Your Child