Yooralla’s Stroke a Chord choir enables stroke survivors, many with aphasia who cannot speak but can sing, to use their voice in song to communication, to express themselves and to raise awareness of aphasia through public performance.
According to Speech Pathology Australia, more than 1.1 million Australians have difficulty communicating. This year’s Speech Pathology Week theme ‘Nation for Communication’ aimed to increase awareness and understanding of communication difficulties and how they impact on individual’s lives and the community.
Yooralla’s speech pathologists work with people to overcome communication barriers, regardless of complexity. They are specialists in augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC).
Speech pathologists at Yooralla work with clients in their homes, at Yooralla services and with children at schools across Victoria.