Useful Clinical Resources
Kimberley Early Language Scales (2003) by Merryn Philpott.
Working with Aboriginal People in Rural and Remote Northern Territory
- a resource guide for speech pathologists (2007)
The National Stroke Foundation had raised awareness of stroke and it's warning signs via the FAST campaign since 2006. When the FAST campaign was first introduced 76% of Australians could correctly identify at least one symptom of a stroke occuring. In 2010 this has increased to 81% of Australians. This is a positive increase, but still highlights the work that still needs to be done to make sure all Australians know this life saving message.
F.A.S.T test is any easy way to remember and recognise the signs of stroke.
FAST stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time to act.
Face - Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
Arms - Can they lift both arms?
Speech - Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
Time - Is critical.
Chris Wilson (Senior Advisor Professional Issues) and Chris Lyons (National Advisor - Private Practice) have completed two Frequently Asked Questions documents: Appearing as a Court Witness and Medico-Legal Reporting. Topics we are currently working on include Medicare and Health Records. If you have any topics you would like us to cover please email
Appearing as a Court Witness
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