General Information

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia.

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, fluency and voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other difficulties that can affect speech and language. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.

Under the menu heading General Information you will find information on:

  • how to find a speech pathologist
  • what is a speech pathologist?
  • fact sheets about speech pathology
  • how to choose a speech pathologist
  • how to become a speech pathologist
  • how to employ or contract a speech pathologist
  • how to make a complaint about a speech pathologist
  • what advocacy activities are being undertaken by the Association
  • how to apply for an Association research grant
  • how to become an Allied health Assistant (AHA).

If you are unable to find the information you are seeking under this menu heading, try the website’s search facility in the top right-hand corner of this page. Otherwise, contact Speech Pathology Australia for assistance.