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. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions hard copies are not available at this time.

Position Statements

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Clinical Education This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Credentialing This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Dual Servicing in Speech Pathology This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Entry to the Speech Pathology Profession in Australia This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF. 

Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Literacy This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation  This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Speech Pathology in Justice This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.
See also: Clinical Guidelines

Speech Pathology in Mental Health This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.
See also: Clinical Guideline

Speech Pathology Services in Schools This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.
See also: Clinical Guideline

Speech Pathologists working with older people This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Stuttering Management This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.
See also: Clinical Guideline

Telepractice in Speech Pathology This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

The Role and Value of Professional Support This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

The Role of the Speech Pathologist in Supporting Informed Choice and Shared Decision Making in Dysphagia This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Transdisciplinary Practice This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Volunteering in Speech Pathology This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Working in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.
See also: Clinical Guideline

Working with Support Workers This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.