Position Statements

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) produces a range of practice documents to provide current information or opinion on clinical and workplace issues.  Practice documents include: clinical guidelines, position statements and core Association documents. 

A Position Statement:

  • provides a short summary of clinical and workplace issues in a specific area of practice;
  • may be complemented by a Clinical Guideline
  • reflects available evidence at a point in time
  • outlines the position of Speech Pathology Australia on a particular topic
  • has an intended audience of external stakeholders, consumers, employers, other professional associations, funding bodies and policy makers and speech pathologists.

A Position Statement may be complemented by a Clinical Guideline. A Clinical Guideline provides a comprehensive outline on clinical and workplace issues in a specific area of practice and is written for speech pathologists however may also be referenced by management or consumers

Position Statements may reference other Association core documents such as:

Accessing Documents

Electronic versions are available to members free of charge.

Hard copies are available for purchase by members and non-members by completing the Publications Order Form and returning it to the Association's National Office.

Position Statements

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

Clinical Education


Dual Servicing in Speech Pathology 

Dual Entry to the Speech Pathology Profession 

Evidence based practice for the Management of Stuttering (Under Development)

Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology 


Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

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See also: Clinical Guidelines

Speech Pathology in Mental Health  
See also: Clinical Guideline

Speech Pathology Services in Schools  
See also: Clinical Guideline

Speech Pathologists working with older people

Stuttering Management  
See also: Clinical Guideline

Telepractice in Speech Pathology

The Role and Value of Professional Support

Transdisciplinary Practice  

Volunteering in Speech Pathology  

Working in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society 
See also: Clinical Guideline

Working with Support Workers