Speech Pathology in Schools

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

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.