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Allied health

14 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: Augmentative and alternative communication
Summary: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is any type of communication strategy for people with a range of conditions who have significant difficulties speaking.

Title: Communication and swallowing difficulties following stroke
Summary: 60% of people who have had a stroke will develop a swallowing difficulty (dysphagia), while around 20% will have difficulty using speech. A further 30% of all people who have had a stroke will have difficulty articulating ideas or comprehending written or spoken language (aphasia).

Title: Communication impairment in Australia
Summary: Communication involves speaking, hearing, listening, understanding, social skills, reading, writing and using voice. People who have difficulty communicating may require assistance with: speech, language, literacy, social communication, voice and stuttering.

Title: Helping your baby talk
Summary: Babies begin to learn from the moment they are born – first receptive language skills (understanding what they hear), then expressive language skills (speaking). You can help develop both kinds of language skills by talking, watching, listening, playing and sharing books with your baby.

Title: Introduction to physiotherapy in Auslan
Summary: This Auslan resource was created by physiotherapy students from The University of Melbourne as part of the Health Promotion Project 'Deaf Awareness and Physiotherapy' in collaboration with Vicdeaf.

Title: Safe swallowing strategies
Summary: List of safe swallowing strategies

Title: Speech pathologists working with older people
Summary: As people age their speech, language, memory, voice and swallowing changes naturally. It is also more likely that older people will acquire a communication or swallowing disorder as they are at higher risk of stroke or developing a condition such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Title: Speech pathology and dysarthria 'slurred speech'
Summary: Information about the condition dysarthria or slurred speech, how to manage this condition and the therapies to treat it.

Title: Speech pathology and dysphagia: 'difficulty swallowing'
Summary: Information about the condition dysphagia or difficulty swallowing, what the signs are, who can help and strategies for managing this condition.

Title: Speech pathology and dysphasia 'difficulties with understanding & talking'
Summary: Information about the condition Dysphasia, or difficulties with understanding and talking', types of dysphasia and who can help.

Title: Speech pathology and dyspraxia 'difficulty producing speech'
Summary: Information about the condition dyspraxia, or difficulty producing speech, types of dyspraxia, who can help and what family/friends can do to help

Title: Speech pathology in mental health services
Summary: Mental health disorders affect a person’s social, emotional and/or behavioural functioning and can be influenced by a number of individual and environmental factors including biological, psychological and social factors.

Title: Stuttering
Summary: Stuttering is a speech disorder that causes interruptions in the rhythm or flow of speech.

Title: Working with your healthcare team
Summary: There is a range of healthcare professionals who help manage arthritis, and this sheet outlines what each member of the healthcare team does and how to find them. It also includes tips on being prepared for and getting the most from a visit to a health professional.

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