Communication is a Latin word which means ‘to share’. It is the sharing of information between people. It includes the sharing of ideas, concepts, imaginations, behaviours and written content.
Simply defined, communication is the transfer of information from one place to another. It serves as a mean for connecting people and places.
Communication is a basic human right.
Speech Pathology Week from 23-29 August seeks to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists with the 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability. Speech pathologists work to ensure everyone can communicate with confidence.
Here are some interesting facts which are important to understand and think about:
- 1.2 million Australians live with communication disability;
- communication disability is largely invisible. Unseen and out-of-sight;
- more confident communication helps maximise educational, health and social outcomes; and
- communication is more than just speech.