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Speech Pathology

Most of us take communication for granted, but for people with a disorder, it's a daily challenge. Thankfully, a trained Speech Pathologist can make a huge difference to the quality of someone's life. Ready to be that person?

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Speech Pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice.

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Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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Speech Pathology goes remote

Our Speech Pathology course is making a difference to people in rural and remote communities, with students able to complete 16-week work placements at either Geraldton or Mount Magnet.

As part of their placements, our students work in schools, aged care facilities, inter-professional and communication clinics in the EdSIM Centre.

At Mount Magnet they become fully-immersed in the local Aboriginal community, participating in local activities, as well as completing clinical work. They also complete simulation training in Basic Life Support and a tailor-made cultural awareness program called 'Understanding Yamatji', with access to cultural mentors.

As well as the rich experience of living in a remote community and a rural centre, students also gain vital clinical competencies.

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Lecturer Natalie Ciccone and students discuss Speech Pathology at ECU, including the benefits of gaining practical experience from year one.

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"My course allowed me to undertake practical placements in every semester"
Callum May
Callum MaySpeech Pathology graduate

I chose Speech Pathology at ECU because I was interested in the area of communication and I was warmly welcomed into a very supportive learning environment.

The course allowed me to undertake practicum placements in every semester since the very beginning.

Practical experience, in my opinion, is the gateway to gaining a proper insight into speech pathology and the best preparation for having a job after university.

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