Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Abstract

WALK THE TALK Do you take your ability to speak, sing or swallow for granted? For individuals with speech impediments, simple actions like taking a sip of tea or saying hello can be diffi cult, or even impossible. However, speech therapy can help strengthen the muscles responsible for making sounds and swallowing, and equips affected persons with strategies to improve verbal communication, and to make eating and drinking safer. To combat Cambodia’s lack of speech therapy and therapists, Australia-born Weh Yeoh founded OIC Cambodia, a charity dedicated to making speech therapy available to the local people. Himself a professionally trained physiotherapist, he and his team plan to ensure that 100 local speech therapists are employed by the Cambodian government by 2030.

Discipline

Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Research | Social Psychology and Interaction

Publication

Social Space

ISSN/ISBN

1793-7809

Publisher/Conference

Singapore Management University

Copyright Owner and License

Singapore Management University

Additional URL

https://socialspacemag.org/magazines/

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