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Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia representing more than 15,000 members.

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

Speech Pathology in Education new learning program

Speech pathologists are essential members of the multidisciplinary education teams promoting effective speech, language and communication skills for all children.

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

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Federal Budget analysis 2024 to 2025

Welcome investments, encouraging signals, but more needs to be done. The Federal Budget, delivered last night in parliament, provides encouraging signals with some modest new investments in the key areas where speech pathologist work.

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15/05/2024 1:11:54 PM
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Support for the Early Years Strategy

Speech Pathology Australia welcomes the federal government's Early Years Strategy released this week.

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7/05/2024 3:02:32 PM
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Discover the SPiE learning program

The Association recently released a new learning program for speech pathologists working in education.

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10/04/2024 10:27:45 AM
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NDIS webinars

Join in a webinar to find out more about the Draft NDIS Bill.

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5/04/2024 3:05:19 PM
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Big win for students enrolling in Masters programs

Great news for students entering or currently enrolled in Master programs across Australia with qualifying, provisional, or conditional accreditation status – these programs now qualify to be approved programs for student payment purposes.

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25/03/2024 3:09:30 PM
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Speech Pathology in Education learning program

Are you a speech pathologist working in the education sector? The new Speech Pathology in Education learning program has been designed with you in mind.

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21/03/2024 3:08:54 PM

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Speech Pathology Australia represents more than 15,000 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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