Discussion Paper: Growing A Cambodian Speech Therapy Profession

Prepared by the “ Organization to Improve Communication and Swallowing Therapy Services in Cambodia” April 2020 What is Speech Therapy? Speech therapy involves the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support of people with communication or swallowing difficulties. Speech therapy aims to maximize people’s abilities to communicate and to swallow effectively, thereby improving their quality of life.…

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child learning to write

Voices That Care

Bringing Speech Therapy to Cambodia’s Youth 25 April 2017 Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The only issue is, not everyone has access to education. I was born in the 1980s in suburban Sydney, Australia. A few decades ago, my great grandparents moved…

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Phearom with child

The Myth of the Heroic Expat Leader

  9 June 2017 On a plane from China to Australia, I had a thought that made me ashamed. After studying physiotherapy and international development, I had finished working with some of the most impoverished people in China – those with disabilities. I had landed my dream job, working with an organisation that helped children…

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