May 12, 2022

There is often confusion amongst Speech Pathologists about the benefits of working in a social model and how their skills and experience translate to empowering people with a disability in a community setting.

Brigid Dodds, Therapy Mentor and Speech Pathologist, explains that in the social model “individuals have access to support for their communication, inclusion and interaction that is person-centred and will have an impact on their life trajectory”.

Working with people in their everyday environments enables therapists to support real-life changes that allow them to participate more fully in everyday life. She goes onto say that “for therapists, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing people empowered to be the leaders of their own change journey, and it provides therapists the opportunity to change the game and redefine the impact speech pathologists can have on the disability community”.

Everyday Independence is committed to leading and supporting individuals, their families, communities and our nation to become a global leader for inclusion.

Find us at the Speech Pathology Australia Conference on 22-25 May 2022 in Melbourne and explore how you can make a bigger impact as a social model therapist at Everyday Independence.

For a list of current Speech Pathology opportunities, visit our careers page or contact our Talent Acquisition team for an informal chat on 1300 179 131.