National Rehabilitation Hospital

Speech and Language Therapist

If a Speech & Language Therapist is involved in your care, this may include:

  • Assessing and treating any communication difficulties you may experience as a result of your injury or illness.  Communications skills inlcude speaking, undertanding, reading and writing.
  • Assessing and treating swallowing difficulties that you may experience as a result of your injury or illness.
  • Providing  education and support to you and your family about your communciation and swallowing skills

In addtion, the Speech & Language Therapist provides advice and training on supportive communication devices or electronic assistive technology.