• WHAT WE DO
    WHAT WE DO

    Trinh Foundation Australia works to assist the Vietnamese people to establish Speech Therapy as a profession in their country. We collaborate with our Vietnamese partners to create ...

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    VOLUNTEER

    You can volunteer for Trinh Foundation in a number of ways – and you don’t have to leave the country, if you don’t want to. We are always looking for volunteers, to travel to Vietnam ...

  • CURRENT WORK
    CURRENT WORK

    TFA works in partnership with a number of educational and clinical institutions throughout Vietnam to deliver on our mission of bringing speech therapy to Vietnam ...

What We Do

Trinh Foundation Australia works to assist the Vietnamese people to establish Speech Therapy as a profession in their country.

We collaborate with our Vietnamese partners to create university-based training programs. We work to enable the Vietnamese people to acquire speech therapy capacity themselves, to be able to assist those in their population with communication and swallowing disorders.

In developed countries, communication and swallowing disorders occur in about 1 in 7 people at some point in the life span. With a population of over 90 million, and with the legacy of defoliants from the war, poor maternal and child health and nutrition, communication and swallowing disorders can be expected to affect about 13 million people in Vietnam.

Until 2010, when TFA collaborated with the University of Pham Ngoc Thach in HCMC, there were no Vietnamese speech therapists nor formal training courses in Speech Therapy in Vietnam.

What are communication disorders?

Communication disorders include problems with speech, using and understanding language, voice, fluency and hearing impairment. Reading and writing can also be affected by communication problems. Speech Language Therapists also work with people who have difficulty swallowing food and drink.

Communication and/or swallowing disorders can be associated with conditions such as cleft lip & palate, cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, stroke, head injury, hearing loss, vocal fold dysfunction and autism spectrum disorder.

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Graduate Stories

How Vietnam’s first 33 graduate speech therapists are helping the people who need them.

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