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Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia representing more than 14,000 members.

Speech pathologists are university educated allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

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Find a speech pathologist

Use this search to find a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) who is a member of Speech Pathology Australia.    

What is a speech pathologist

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat people who have difficulty speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering, swallowing and using their voice.

Become a speech pathologist

Find out about how to become a speech pathologist, the right university to choose and details about the accreditation process. 

SPA Conference 2024 

Join us in Perth on 27 to 29 May, 2024 for the Speech Pathology Australia Conference.

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Find a speech pathologist

Speech pathologists help you communicate, or when you have trouble eating and drinking.

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Employ a speech pathologist

The Association provides information and resources to assist and support the employment or contracting of speech pathologists.

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See the communication milestones

Find out more about the talking and understanding milestones for children aged 1 to 5 years. 

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Learn about speech pathology

Find out everything you need to know about speech pathology and the role of speech pathologists. 

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Become a speech pathologist

Find out about how to become a speech pathologists, the right university to choose and details about the accreditation process. 

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Find an event

The events page has a range of professional development workshops and events for members and non-members and information about Association campaigns.  

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Latest news

News | Public News

01/03/2024

New wording in the MBS

Following advocacy from Speech Pathology Australia in 2023, there has been an update to the wording within the new Health Insurance (Professional Services Review - Allied Health and Others) Determination 2023 that came into effect on 1 March 2024.

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1/03/2024 12:49:10 PM
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23/02/2024

Communication Access and Inclusion Terminology Report

The release of the Communication Access and Inclusion Terminology Report (the Report) represents a milestone in our ongoing commitment to championing the communication rights of Australians.

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23/02/2024 3:57:45 PM

21/02/2024

An enhanced experience at 2024 conference

The 2024 Conference Planning Committee are thrilled to share some exciting changes that we believe will significantly enhance your experience at the upcoming Speech Pathology Australia 2024 Conference.

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21/02/2024 2:44:57 PM
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13/02/2024

Helping children transition to school

Has your child started school? Find out more about how you can help your child transition to school life by supporting their language and literacy development.

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13/02/2024 9:48:46 AM
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13/02/2024

Media release: Speech pathologists champion phonics and presence in schools

Speech pathologists champion phonics and increased presence in schools as key to addressing Australia's reading crisis.

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13/02/2024 8:59:18 AM
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05/02/2024

Conference registrations open

Conference registrations are now open. Join us at Australia's premier conference for speech pathologists.

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5/02/2024 5:09:59 PM

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Speech Pathology Australia represents more than 14,000 members

Join us to access resources, training, and networking opportunities. Membership is open to qualified speech pathologists from local accredited universities. Contribute to the success of our profession in Australia by joining today.

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