There are many professionals that are available to help people who have communication difficulties.
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Speech pathologists can provide assessment, education and therapy for people with a communication difficulty. Speech pathologists also work with people who have swallowing difficulties. Speech pathologists work with people of all ages. They work in many different settings including: healthcare facilities, community facilities, schools and clinics.
Speech pathologists are also called speech-language pathologists and speech therapists.
More information about speech pathologists can be found on the Speech Pathology Australia website www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au.
Audiologists can provide assessment and rehabilitation for people with hearing difficulties. Audiologists work with people of all ages. More information about audiology services can be found on the Audiological Society of Australia website www.audiology.asn.au.
Other professionals that can provide help to people with communication difficulties include:
- Doctors - GPs and specialists
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