Speech Pathology in Education 

This is a cover of the Speech Pathology in Schools Resource Guide. This provides a link to the guide, which opens as Flipbook.Speech Pathology Australia has produced a series of resources for speech pathologists who work or wish to work in schools. The resources are designed to inform a speech pathologist’s practice and to assist with professional development and advocacy opportunities.

The Speech Pathology in Schools Resource is a 48 page booklet, which is available in two formats (NB. PDF is available for download from within the Flipbook).

View the Speech Pathology in Schools Resource This document has been designed and formatted as a Flipping Book

Video resources

Speech Pathology in Schools – A whole school approach

The Speech Pathology in Schools video discusses the best practice approach to supporting students with speech, language and communication needs through a whole school collaborative approach. Teacher, principals and speech pathologists share their experiences of working within a whole school approach and outline the benefits of having speech pathologists working as part of school teams. View the Speech Pathology in Schools - A whole school approach .

This video is available to members to support their work within schools and assist in advocating for the essential role that speech pathologists have within the education sector.

With the Association continuing to advocate for the role of speech pathologists in schools and the release of this video, the following two webinars are now accessible to members at no cost from the Association’s Learning Hub (Early Childhood and Education):

Part 1: Whole school service delivery in the primary settings
Presented by: Ms Rosemary Simpson, Ms Jodi Lipscombe, Ms Laura Glisson and Ms Mary Gornik.

Part 2: Whole school service delivery in the primary setting
Presented by: Ms Pamela Thuan.


This is a series of videos interviews with speech pathologists, principals, teachers, and parents discussing the benefits of speech pathologists using a whole school approach in schools. Explore this series of video resources .

What’s in the resource?

The resource includes information on the following topics:

  • national and international imperatives
  • prevalence of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
  • complex communication needs and augmentative and alternative communication
  • the impact of SLCN
  • best practice models and support for students with SLCN in schools
  • the positive impact of providing best practice support to students with SLCN; including the role of teachers and speech pathologists in the educational setting
  • what needs to be considered when working in schools: workload management; employment arrangements
  • children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • the different needs of rural and regional schools and dual servicing
  • terminology, glossary and references.

Other Resources for Speech Pathologists in Schools