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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.

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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.

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

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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 | Association News

18/06/2024

Research grants open 2024

Research grant submissions are now open

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18/06/2024 2:00:00 PM
News | Members News | Public News

13/06/2024

SPA welcomes phonics in Victorian schools

Speech Pathology Australia welcomes phonics in Victorian schools and welcomes the critical changes to Victorian schools that will help Victorian children to learn to read.

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13/06/2024 7:31:23 PM
Media release | Public News

11/06/2024

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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11/06/2024 10:53:45 AM
News | Members News | Public News

06/06/2024

Student Ethics Essay Competition 2024

The SPA Student Ethics Essay Competition is now open.

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6/06/2024 2:23:07 PM
News | Advocacy | Public News

15/05/2024

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
News | Advocacy

07/05/2024

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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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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