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Dementia Australia have welcomed guest speakers to record a specialised education video for you to access.
In this video we are joined by Professor Kirrie Ballard, discussing how speech therapy can support people with dementia and their family. The video will help you understand when to speak with a speech pathologist, what they can help with, how they work, and how to find one.
You will gain knowledge in:
- The types of communication problems
- Common experiences and behaviours with examples
- What you could expect at clinic visits and prognosis
To view this video please register your access details below. Upon registering you will receive access on screen and an email to view at a later stage.
Suitable for: People living with dementia and their family carers and family members.
Professor Kirrie Ballard BSpThy, MA, PhD, FSPA, CPSP (Aust), CCC-SLP (US)
Kirrie Ballard is a Professor of Speech Motor Control and Disorders at the University of Sydney and FRONTIER (Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group), dual-certified speech-language pathologist (Australia, USA), and Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia. She is the founding Director of the PPA Communication Project – a student-led family-centred speech pathology clinic based at the University of Sydney for families living with dementia. The clinic works with families across Australia to support them in their communication needs from pre-diagnosis, through diagnosis and beyond.
She is the recipient of many awards and grants for her research on improving our understanding, diagnosis and treatment of communication problems after neurological damage/difference, and on equitable access to services. She has been Chief Editor and is on the Executive Board for International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and on the editorial board for Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Speech and Language section).
She is invited Chair and Member to Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences evidence-based practice guidelines committees for neurological communication disorders in stroke and focal-onset dementias.