Submission To The Senate Inquiry Into The Prevalence Of Different Types Of Speech, Language And Communication Disorders And Speech Pathology Services In Australia

February 2014

Difficulties in communication and swallowing affect many Australians (at a minimum 1.3 percent and 16 percent respectively). In regards to communication, one of seven users of disability services over the age of five have little to no functional speech and over 40 percent require communication assistance. This submission explains the shortcomings in existing services and the implications of this for people with communication disorders.

PWDA submission – Word document