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When to see a speech-language therapist

Te wā kia toro atu ki tētahi kaituku haumanu ā-reo

You may have concerns with sudden or gradual changes in your communication or swallowing. If so, it may be helpful to see a speech-language therapist.

For example:

Also, consider seeking out a speech-language therapist if you are concerned about a whānau (family) member or friend.

For example:

If you are unsure if you or a whānau member could benefit from speech-language therapy, talk it through with your general practice team.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed July 2023.

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Review key: HISCD-79694