February 19, 2014

Dentistry lecture

Today I traveled to Orange to present a 2 hour lecture to the year 5 dentistry students at Charles Sturt University. We talked about oral structure and function to produce speech (including tasks for them to identify tongue/palate placement for the production of consonants), and also typical developmental milestones and indicators of referral to speech pathology when considering children's speech, language, communication, and swallowing.