- What is a Speech Pathologist?
- Why do we need Speech Pathologists?
- Why Tanya Boyd Speech Pathology?
- Contact Tanya
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What is a Speech Pathologist?
Speech Pathologists are trained to assess and treat people who have a communication disability.
They are required to complete a degree at university which cover s all aspects of communication including speech, writing, reading, signs, symbols and gestures. Speech Pathologists can also work with people who have difficulties swallowing food and drink.
Speech Pathologists or Speech-Language Pathologists were formerly known as Speech Therapists. They are different from speech and drama teachers.
Why do we need Speech Pathologists?
A Speech Pathologist may be needed when there are problems with the ability to understand and to be under stood. Communication disabilities are the result of problems with speech, using and under standing language, voice, fluency, hearing, or reading and writing. Communication is something most of us take for granted.
One in seven Australians has some form of communication disability. This means that one in seven people has a problem under standing other people or being understood by people.
Why Tanya Boyd Speech Pathology?
Hi my name is Tanya…
As a mother of young children myself, I love watching them grow, find themselves and develop their unique personalities.
For similar reasons I find working with children very rewarding. Helping them to relate and communicate and building their confidence along the way. The amazing, sometimes even funny, things they say or do.
I pride myself on gaining a rapport with all the children I work with (from preschool right through to secondary school) to help them develop a facet of skills to assist in their life journey.
I hope that I can be of assistance and look forward to working with you and your family.