SA-online - Speech Pathology Australia

Report
From Secondary School to
A career in
Speech Pathology
The Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation
Overview
Speech pathologists are
employed across a variety
of locations and settings,
both nationally and
internationally.
Speech pathologists diagnose,
manage and treat people with voice,
language, speech, stuttering and
swallowing difficulties.
If you’re interested in
Biology
English
Health
Science
Psychology
Working with people
Then speech pathology
is for you.
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Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger.
Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Employment settings
In Australia, speech
pathologists are employed in:
• Hospitals
• Rehabilitation facilities
• Universities
• Residential care facilities
• Private practice
• Education from
kindergarten to secondary
school
• Community health services
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Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger.
Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan
Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Specialties
The Larynx
(Blue Tree Publishing, 2011)
 Fluency/stuttering
 Language
 Voice
 Swallowing
 Speech
 Research
 Management
 Multimodal
communication
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block
and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
What might a speech
pathologist do?
 Assess and diagnose swallowing
problems after a car accident
 Voice training and care for AFL
coaches, singers and actors
 Treatment for people with throat
cancer
 Monitor and manage patients with
progressive neurological diseases
 Replace speech valves and provide
electronic speech production
devices for laryngectomy patients
http://www.speakagain.org/index.php?page=surgery
 Educate doctors, other health
professionals, teachers and
parents
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block
and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger.
Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Case study
Mr Jones has been diagnosed with throat cancer
and will have surgery to remove his voice box.
As a speech pathologist, it’s your role to:
 Assist the medical team to make the
diagnosis using state of the art technology
 Provide Mr Jones with education about the
procedure and prognosis
 Inform Mr Jones of his communication
options post-procedure, including an
electronic voice box or a device implanted in
the throat
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 Teach Mr Jones how to speak, eat and drink
post-operatively and provide ongoing support
and management throughout his entire life
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger.
Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Practical information
It’s definitely worth doing a volunteer
placement in a setting that interests
you to give you an idea of what a
speech pathologist does on a dayto-day basis
http://collider.com/the-kings-speech-blu-ray-review/89939/
Don’t forget you can
use your
qualifications all over
the world
There’s a national
shortage of speech
pathologists at the
moment, so you’ll be
in demand
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block
and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block
and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Undergraduate entry into speech pathology in South
Australia is currently offered at the following
universities
*Note: each tertiary institution has specific entry requirements
SA:
Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology
Flinders University, Adelaide
http://trs.unimelb.edu.au/building/148.html
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block
and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Graduate entry into speech pathology in Victoria is
currently offered at the following universities
*Note: each tertiary institution has specific entry requirements
SA:
Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology
Flinders University, Adelaide
http://trs.unimelb.edu.au/building/148.html
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block
and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
Where to go for more information
Speech Pathology Australia
www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
Flinders University:
www.flinders.edu.au/
Your school career counsellor
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block
and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011
REAL MEN
DO
SPEECH
PATHOLOGY
Produced by 4th year Bachelor of Speech Pathology students, Thomas Gauci, Tiffany Goring, Sarah Jackson, Kirsty Vincent
and Jacqueline Younger. Supervised by Dr Susan Block and Dr Shane Erickson La Trobe University Melbourne ©2011

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