Speech Pathology Week 2021
Speech Pathology Week seeks to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists with the 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability.
In 2021, Speech Pathology Week is from 22-28 August.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the challenges faced by Australians with communication disability. Communication is a basic human right and Speech Pathology Week seeks to make Australians aware of this.
The theme for Speech Pathology Week in 2021 is: Communication is everyone's right.
Speech pathologists work to ensure everyone can communicate with confidence. It is important that the broader community understands that:
- communication is a basic human right;
- 1.2 million Australians live with communication disability;
- communication disability is largely invisible. Unseen and out-of-sight;
- confident communication helps maximise educational, health and social outcomes; and
- communication is more than just speech.
Speech Pathology Week kits are back in 2021 (sold out)
Speech Pathology Week campaign kits are back in 2021. Not produced in 2020 because of COVID-19, kits are available for ordering in 2021.
Kits include posters, flyers, sticker and more and are available for $10 (including postage and handling). There is a limit of one kit per member.
Kits will be dispatched to members in the first week of August.
Digital campaign kiits
The Speech Pathology Week Digital Kit includes a range of graphics to use on social media platforms (viz. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn), email signature, the Speech Pathology Week logo (high and low resolution), and a Zoom background.
Pay It Forward*
During Speech Pathology Week help us to spread the word as widely as possible. If everyone engaged their social media networks, the theme for Speech Pathology Week can be spread far and wide.
That’s why the Association is asking everyone to ‘Pay It Forward’ for Speech Pathology Week. How can you do this?
- Use one of the graphics from the Speech Pathology Week digital kit (or create your own);
- Post it on either Instagram and/or Twitter; and
- Add the handles of three colleagues and the hashtag #SPweek or #SpeechPathologyWeek and ask them to lay It Forward. The following is an example only of what a post on Twitter might look like. On Instagram the post can obviously be longer.
“Together with my speech pathology colleagues, @Friend01 @Friend02 @Friend03 we are working to ensure that Communication is everyone's right #SPweek”. www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/weeks”
*NB. Do not post a photograph of anyone without their written permission, and be aware of copyright, privacy and related considerations.
Communication disability and communication access
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has established that 1.2 million Australians have communication disability. Learn more about communication disability and communication access.
Speech Pathology Week 2021 logo
The Speech Pathology Week 2021 logo may be download in high- and/or low-resolution formats.
The high-resolution version is best for printing purposes, while the low-resolution is best for online, digital (including PowerPoint) or social media purposes. Email Speech Pathology Australia if the logo is required in another format or resolution. The logo is also available in the Speech Pathology Week Digital Kit.
Download high resolution version (jpg format)
Download low resolution version (png format).
The Association had made an email signature available to help promote Speech Pathology Week 2021. The signature is available in high and low resolution and will need to be scale for individual usage. Once in place the signature should be linked to this page or this website’s home page.
Speech Pathology Week in past years
For information about Speech Pathology Week in past years contact the Association.