A new study from The University of Queensland (UQ) discovered the benefits virtual reality may have on individuals with communication disorders. Through stimulating scenarios that cannot be achieved in a face-to-face setting, virtual reality shows promise in treating those with communication difficulties.
Whilst the study is still in its early stages, the results have demonstrated exciting potential for the development of speech pathology treatment. As the first study of its kind in Australia, it is a groundbreaking discovery for communication disorders.
Dr Atiyeh Vaezipour, the lead researcher from the RECOVER Injury Research Centre, discusses how this study was conducted, and what this means for the future of speech pathology.