On Wednesday 7 November a small but interested group came together to hear a comprehensive presentation delivered by Georgina Agostino (Occupational Therapist) and Lindsay Melbourne (Speech Pathologist). Their talks covered how occupational therapy and speech therapy can help when communication is a problem and when participating in everyday activities is impaired.
For more information about the many and varied roles of Occupational Therapists visit the following website About Occupational Therapy
For more information about preventing falls, an area Georgina covered in her presentation, check out this website
The Speech Pathology Australia website explains the role of Speech Pathologists as…
Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.