Speech Pathology in Schools
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
The video resources will include a series of videos with speech pathologists, principals, teachers, and parents discussing the benefits of speech pathologists using a whole school approach in schools.
NB. The video resources will be available in late November 2017.
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.