What is a Speech Pathologist

By: Shannon Ryan

What is a Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologists are experts on communication, literacy, and eating and feeding skills across the lifespan. Speech pathologists assess, diagnose and offer treatment approaches for infants, children, and adults who have difficulty with speech, language, reading, and writing, social communication skills, eating, and mealtimes, due to a multitude of factors.

Speech Pathologist are experts who work with people who have developmental delays and disorders, hearing impairment, intellectual impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, congenital disabilities and conditions, brain injury, progressive neurological disease, stroke, and dementia.

Please refer to the Speech Pathology Australia Fact sheet “What is a Speech Pathologist”


At Foxwell Medical, Speech Pathologist Shannon Ryan offers comprehensive speech pathology assessment and therapy for adults and children with communication, oral language, literacy, pragmatic (social-emotional) language difficulties, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders.

Clients with Enhanced Primary Care Plans, National Disability Insurance Scheme plans, Work Cover, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Better Start and Helping Children with Autism Initiative are welcome.

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Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are solely those of the author in her private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of the Medical Centre, or any other provider within the clinic.

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