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Speech Pathology

Townsville Hospital and Health Service

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About Us

Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively. Speech pathologists can help you if you have problems with speech, language, communication, fluency, or your voice. They often work with children helping a child’s speech develop. Speech pathology can also help if you have problems swallowing food or drinking safely. 

They can also help with augmentative and alternative communication, in which they help people who have trouble speaking find other ways to communicate. 

A speech pathologist can help with communication or swallowing difficulties associated with: 

  • developmental delays in children 

  • learning problems 

  • a stroke or other brain injury 

  • intellectual disability 

  • cerebral palsy 

  • dementia 

  • hearing loss 

  • other problems that affect speech and language 

They can also help with other communication problems, such as stuttering. 

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Quick Facts About The Region

Hughenden Multipurpose Health Service is located in the suburb of Hughenden, the council of Flinders, the state electorate of Traeger and the federal electorate of Kennedy.