Top 5 Benefits of Speech Pathology

About Speech Pathology

Speech pathology is a unique discipline of allied health that focuses on diagnosing, treating and improving speech and language disorders. Speech therapy is helpful for both children and adults.

Did you know that 89% of people with Parkinson’s disease have a speech disorder or voice disorder?

– Speech Therapy Australia –

Disorders in Speech and Language

Language and speech disorders are conditions where one difficulty communicating.

This can include difficulties with:

  • Language comprehension
  • Language production
  • Sound production
  • General speech
  • Apraxia (difficulty coordinating the movements for speech)
  • Understanding language
  • Grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure
  • Dysarthria (motor speech disorders)
  • Socially appropriate communication
  • Other aspects of communication.
  • These disorders can be caused by anything from neurological problems or developmental delays, to genetic reasons or injury.

Speech and language disorders can be very impactful on one’s life, making communication, socialising and general living difficult.

Did you know that 1 in 5 four-year-old children experience difficulty understanding or using language?

– Speech Therapy Australia –

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*Links to a One Central Health blog.

Did you know that 1.2 million Aussies live with communication disability?

– Speech Therapy Australia –

The Benefits of Speech Pathology

What are the benefits of speech pathology for children and adults with speech and language disorders?

1. Improving communication skills

Speech pathology and therapy can help improve one’s ability to communicate. Our therapists work with clients to help with making sounds, pronunciation, language skills and effective communication in general.

Improving communications skills can help clients in their personal relationships, academic careers and professional opportunities.

2. Improving social skills

One of the benefits of speech pathology is how it can help individuals develop important social skills. Through the improvement of speech and enhanced ability to understand social cues and communicate in kind, both children and adults can form stronger social connections and participate socially.

Did you know that strokes are the leading cause of communication impairment in older adults across Australia and that dementia can cause communication problems in adults as well?

– Speech Therapy Australia –

3. Improve academic performance

Speech therapy can assist clients in improving various academic skills. These include:

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Comprehension

These improved skills can assist clients in achieving more academically and overcoming barriers that might be hindering their learning.

4. Improve speech issues

Speech pathologists diagnose as well as treat speech related issues. For clients suffering speech-related disorders, this can be critical to prevent future or worsening problems. Speech therapy helps clients develop effective communication skills to use and improve the rest of their lives.

5. Improve self-confidence

Through improved speech and communication skills, children and adults will benefit from increased self-confidence. Having self-confidence improves one’s overall quality of life and ensure one has the ability to continue interacting with others and participating in a fulfilling and rewarding life.

Did you know that stuttering usually begins in early childhood, but it can affect people of all ages and abilities?

Find Out How You Could Benefit from Speech Pathology

The benefits of speech pathology are many and ranging. Whether it’s improving communication and social skills or enhancing academic performance, the impact on a client’s life is enormous.

If you or a loved one is experiencing speech and language related difficulties, reach out to the One Central Health team today.

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