Topic "Allied Health" in Easy English - total 6 documentsTitle: 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: 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 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.
Summary: Stuttering is a speech disorder that causes interruptions in the rhythm or flow of speech.
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