Speech Pathology

Below are examples of tasks that can be delegated to our allied health assistants in speech pathology.

  • Recording a language sample as directed by a speech pathologist
  • Working through a literacy program to support development of phonemic skills and reading
  • Supporting a child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) by doing ‘drills’ of speech sound production
  • Pre-teaching classroom activities by reading a chapter of a novel with the child, identifying unfamiliar vocabulary, discussing the meaning of these words and formulating sentences
  • Practising semantic language tasks with a person with aphasia by targeting specific speech and/or language structures
  • Helping a person to practise using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), supporting community access and developing confidence with unfamiliar communication partners
  • Supporting a picky eater by introducing a variety of food textures and colours through food play

See Speech Pathology Australia’s AHA Feature for further examples.

Click for a case example of AHA in speech pathology

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