Swallowing problems may be as a result of a stroke , progressive neuological disease (eg Parkinson's disease), head and neck surgery and other medical conditions. Individuals may experience difficulty in chewing and swallowing food and/or fluids due to muscle weakness or
Speech Pathologists are trained to assess and manage swallowing disorders. Diet and/or fluid modification may be recommended and particular strategies may be demonstrated which will ensure individual's are able to eat and drink comfortably and safely.
Oncology treatment may result in:
Difficulty in swallowing food or liquids
Soreness of mouth and throat
Dry mouth or thick saliva
Reduced Jaw opening
Loss of taste
Communication disorders may occur as a result of a stroke , head injury, neurosurgery, progressive neurological disease (eg Parkinson's disease). This may cause difficulties such as slurred speech or planning problems which result in the production of incorrect sounds.
Individuals with language difficulties may experience problems in understanding what others are saying to them or they may have difficulty in formulating sentences or thinking of the correct word.
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If you would like to call to discuss your concerns or call to book an appointment, please contact me at the Gladstone GP Superclinic on (07) 4978 1999
Gladstone Speech Pathology provides assessment and therapy for adults who may be experiencing difficulties in the following areas: