SPEECH PATHOLOGY: ‘Health Disciplines in Australia: Speech Pathology

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1. Work with other health care professionals

1.1. Working in Hospitals or private practice means that speech pathologists will need to work with other health care professionals such as...

1.1.1. Doctors

1.1.2. Psychologists

1.1.3. Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Doctor

1.1.4. Specialised nurses

1.1.5. Audiologists

2. rehabilitate clients

2.1. Using ICF: understanding basic applications

2.1.1. Thinking about how a disorder may affect a patient in their lives overall, not just in their communication.

2.1.2. How is it effecting their: Participation? Activities? Body structures?

2.2. Providing communication strategies and augmentative or alternative communication devices for a person who cannot communicate verbally (The Allied Health Professions Australia, 2017)

3. Diagnose disorders

3.1. Articulation

3.1.1. Developmental speech sound disorders Congenital speech disorders Cleft palate, Acquired speech disorders (dysarthria) autism spectrum disorder hearing loss learning disabilities

3.2. fluency

3.2.1. stuttering

3.3. voice

3.3.1. Laryngeal pathologies

3.3.2. functional disorders


4.1. Private practice

4.1.1. private hospitals

4.1.2. schools

4.1.3. Pre- schools

4.1.4. fees can occur for private practice which can be covered by health insurance

4.1.5. Aged care facilities

4.2. Public practice

4.2.1. public hospitals

4.2.2. Provided by the government

4.2.3. non for profit organisation

4.2.4. Research facilities

4.2.5. Disability services

4.2.6. Mental Health facilities

4.2.7. Juvenile justice centres


4.3.1. wide range of work

4.3.2. wide range of age groups to work with

4.3.3. have the choice of working in private or public health

4.3.4. specialising in different areas



6.1. Who will you be helping?

6.1.1. People who are struggling to communicate because of speech or language difficulties

6.1.2. people who are looking for a way to improve their speech disorders

6.2. What type of health conditions will you be seeing in your role?

6.2.1. people who have trouble swallowing food and drink

6.2.2. deafness and hearing impairment

6.2.3. autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

6.2.4. cerebral palsy or intellectual disability

6.2.5. stroke victims

6.2.6. stuttering

6.2.7. Dyslexia

6.2.8. cleft palate

6.3. What are your patient responsibilities?

6.3.1. Continuing professional development in order to renew as a Certified Practising Speech Pathology Australia member

6.3.2. Working with patient through the ICF framework to understand how the patients life is being impacted by their speech disorder

6.3.3. Having necessary training and checks e.g working with children check, CPR ect.


7.1. They are university educated professionals

7.2. meet basic competency standards to enter the profession (Speech Pathology Australia, 2015)

7.3. Help people who are suffering from different speech disorders

7.4. Speech Pathology is a self-regulated profession (The Allied Health Professions Australia, 2017)

7.5. Complete continuing professional development as set out by Speech Pathology Australia

7.6. Demonstrate that they have practised as a speech pathologist in the previous five years for a minimum of 1000 hours to meet Recency of Practice requirements.