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5 Easy English Easy Read: An introduction for Speech Pathologists

Join a discussion to 
- learn about the differences between Easy English and Easy Read; 
- how Easy English relates to your every day clinical work;
- the connection with the Speech Pathology Australia 2030 
- Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia.

Presented by Cathy Basterfield. Access Easy English
When: 11am - 1 pm. $100 + gst.
Regsiter online

Enquiries: Cathy 0466 579 855

Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: [email protected]



9 Advanced Voice and Stroboscopy Course

ASOHNS and the Laryngology Society of Australia welcomes speech pathologists to attend a workshop covering comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and contemporary management of organic laryngeal / voice disorders. 
The provisional program can be viewed on the following website on the Workshops page

The course is supported by the Dr Liang Voice Program.

Convener: Dr Theodore Athanasiadis
Faculty: Matt Broadhurst, Alice Coombs, Avital Fellner, Liz Hodge, Cate Madill, Daniel Novakovic, Paul Paddle, Amanda Richards, Tom Stewart and Winnie Yeung

Contact: Lorna Watson
Email: [email protected]

20 Let's Be Clear - Series of webinars for Easy English 2022

Let's Be Clear webinars 2022.
4 x 2 hour webinars.
Presenter Cathy Basterfield Access Easy English

June 20 - Easy English & Digital Literacy
June 22 - Easy English & Health Literacy
June 27 - Easy English & Legal Literacy
June 29 - Easy English & Financial Literacy.
Consider the language and images to clearly communicate content in these specific topic areas.

Come to 1 or come to a few or all. Discounts apply. 
All online
Time: 10 am - 12 noon (Melb time)
Cost: Register for 1 webinar $100+ gst. 
Register for all 4 webinars $325 + gst.
Register online

Enquiries Cathy 0466 579 855

Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: [email protected]

25 Acoustics Analysis workshop

The Doctor Liang Voice Program, The University of Sydney will present a series of mini-lectures and an online practical workshop to provide participants with guidelines for using acoustic analysis in their clinical practice to direct and inform voice therapy.   It has been designed for practicing SLPs and ENTS interested in using the latest acoustic analysis outcome measures in their clinical practice and research projects.  More details can be found online.

Contact: Cate Madill
Email: [email protected]

29 11th National Deafblind Conference

The hybrid event will be taking place in Fremantle, WA on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1 July 2022, as well as online.  There will also be two pre-conferences on Wednesday 29 June with specific programs for both Usher syndrome and Charge syndrome.

The theme for the conference is “Deafblind Keeping Connected through COVID and beyond” and aims to support the connection and reconnection of people with deafblindness and those who support them across Australia, The National Deafblind Conference is the only forum in Australia with capacity to educate, connect, and support across sectors: deafblind individuals, families, service providers, educators, allied health and community organisations.  

The latest research developments and service improvements in the specialised world of deafblindness will be showcased. This is particularly pertinent with the rapid changes that have been required to adapt to living with Covid in 2020/21 and beyond. This conference is an opportunity to learn from one another, for professional collaborations, education to the broader community on the support needs of people who are deafblind, friendships and networks to develop and a national agenda of important issues to be established particularly in the current COVID environment.

Contact: Emily Shepard
Email: [email protected]


12 Sydney Two Day Introductory PODD Workshop

This two day workshop on 12 and 13 May will provide an introduction to Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication systems, including theory and practice related to the design and implementation of PODD communication books. These resources can enable people with complex communication needs to develop their receptive language and to express their own ideas, thoughts and feelings. This workshop focuses mostly on “direct access” PODD communication books.

Covid-Safe guidelines will be followed, limiting the number of participants.

Venue: Heritage Function Centre, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde, NSW, 2114.

Cost: $540 Early bird Rate by 24 March; $590 Full Rate by 4th May.

Contact: Harriet Korner
Email: [email protected]

20 Lactation Consultants of Australia and NZ 2022 Conference

On behalf of the LCANZ Conference organising committee, we invite you to join us at Kingscliff NSW for the 5th Transnational LCANZ Breastfeeding Conference.

The theme for this year is Breastfeeding IMPACT – Infants, Mothers, Professionals, Assistance, Culture, Teams.

Our conference will host an array of quality international and local speakers as well as many dynamic oral and poster presentations selected by our scientific committee relevant to one or more of the sub-themes.
Whatever your involvement with breastfeeding/lactation, this conference is guaranteed to inspire and provide an opportunity to connect with others, share knowledge and develop skills to IMPACT positively when partnering with families and other health professionals.

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 May 2022, Kingscliff NSW Australia

Contact: Helene Stewart
Email: [email protected]

25 Understanding Communication Milestones for Speech Therapy

Knowing and understanding the different communication milestones in children is an essential part of working as a paediatric speech pathologist, but how do you know which milestones to use when assessing your clients?

Children all develop differently, and there are so many sources for milestone data it can be hard to decide which is the ‘right’ one and how to make clinical decisions and guide parents. This one hour webinar with Speech Pathologist and Learning Links Therapy Manager, Liz Bell, will take you through some of the research on children’s speech, language and communication milestones so that you feel confident when speaking to parents and making assessments and clinical decisions about a child’s learning and development.

This webinar will provide you with:

an understanding of the different speech, language and communication milestones for children practical guidance on selecting the right milestones to look at for your client's individual development easy to use resources and checklists to guide your clinical decision-making

Contact: Elizabeth Bell
Email: [email protected]



26 Building Success for Neurodiverse People in Education and Employment 


Lunchtime Webinar: 12 pm -1.15 pm (AEST) with US leading Clinical Experts, Dr. Nicole Hipp, PsyD and Tracey Markle, MA , LPC.

Join us to learn skills to enhance life outcomes for young people with a diagnosis of autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Attendees will learn about strategies in:-

Executive function, Life transitions and Life management.

What you will learn:- 

1. Details of current educational and occupational attainment for young neurodiverse adults
2. Details about cognitive, sensory and emotional differences (including sensory processing , processing speed, working memory, visuo-spatial abilities, social    differences and mental health)
3. Use of Functional Assessments/Career Assessments: pairing Cognitive differences/ Function and Career Interest
4. Details of supporting Employment  (including pre-employment, evaluating job fit, managing anxiety, impact of sleep on study/work performance)
5. Details regarding Understanding diagnosis, Self -advocacy, Parent involvement, Expectations and Boundaries

Who is this Webinar for?

This virtual webinar is for Psychologists, Counsellors, Speech pathologists, Occupational therapists, Medical physicians (M.D), Special educators and High school teachers who work with neurodiverse individuals.

Cost: this webinar is $75 AUD per person. 

Email: [email protected]  





January 2023

16 Camp SAY: Australia

Camp SAY: Australia is a 5-night, sleep-away summer camp for young people who stutter ages 8-18.

At Camp SAY: AU we combine a high quality, traditional camp experience with specialised programs and activities that help kids and teens who stutter develop confidence and independence, and form important lifelong friendships.

Camp SAY: AU 2023 will be hosted at Log Cabin Camp, on of the premiere camp facilities in Victoria, located in the picturesque area of Creswick, just 140 km east of Melbourne's CBD. We look forward to welcoming campers to this 36-acre, impeccably maintained, Australian Camps Association accredited campsite.

Campers are welcomed by friendly staff and fellow campers who stutter and immediately see that Camp SAY: AU is a very different place - a place where they are free to express themselves without fear or ridicule. Camp programs and activities are specially designed to meet each child’s individual goals and needs. So instead of worrying about stuttering, kids can experience the simple joy of being a child.

At Camp SAY: AU we believe that every voice matters, every voice deserves to be heard, and it's really OK to stutter!

Contact: Rich Stephens
Email: [email protected]