Department of Linguistics
Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic - Speech Services
The clinic operates on a client-centred basis. This entails a focus on collaborative goal-setting involving families, carers, and support persons. Treatments will be directed towards improving the client’s ability to participate in their everyday home, school, work, and social activities.
The clinic actively involves clinical staff, academic staff, students and clients in the planning and development of services. Input is required from all these perspectives in order to establish a clinic that integrates academic, clinical and community needs. Research findings are integrated into clinical practice through collaboration between academics and clinical staff to ensure clients receive the most effective, evidence-based services available. Clients are seen by either Speech Pathologists or student Speech Pathologists under supervision as part of the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program.
2011-01-31 - ABC Radio National Stuttering Podcast. Dr Elisabeth Harrison and Dr Paul Sowman were recently interviewed about stuttering prompted by so much success of the movie The King’s Speech. King George VI's speech problem was helped by unconventional means. Eighty years later the causes of stuttering still aren't known. Listen to the podcast and find out about current treatments for stuttering and the latest research priorities!