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Board of Director nominations open

In accordance with Speech Pathology Australia’s Constitution, nominations are currently sought to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors.

Board nominations are sought from within the membership on an annual basis, with nominations being due no later than 5.00 pm (AEDT), 31 January in any given year. Read more...

 

EOI: Working Party – Evidence Based Speech Pathology Practice for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Clinical Guideline and Position Statement

The Association’s Evidence Based Speech Pathology Practice for People with Autism Clinical Guideline and Position Statement, last reviewed in 2016, will be updated in 2021. The Association is calling for Expressions of Interest to join a Working Party to complete this review.

The Clinical Guideline and Position Statement are intended to provide information about the speech pathology services for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Members with relevant and diverse clinical, research, and lived experience in this area are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will include sharing expertise, input into the written documents, and supporting consultation with members and the broader autism community.

Interested members should email their CV along with a brief, no greater than 500-word, statement outlining their experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum in clinical practice and/or research to Associate Professor David Trembath (Project Officer) by 18 January 2021.

 

Expressions of Interest: Working Party – Laryngectomy Clinical Guideline

The Association’s Clinical Guideline for Laryngectomy, last reviewed in 2013, will be updated in 2021. The Association is calling for Expressions of Interest to join a Working Party to review the Clinical Guideline about Laryngectomy.

The Laryngectomy Clinical Guideline is intended to provide information about the speech pathology management of Laryngectomy.

Members currently involved or interested in Laryngectomy and the role of the speech pathologist in this area, are encouraged to apply to be a member of the Working Party to review this Clinical Guideline.

Interested members should email the Project Officer their CV along with a brief, no greater than 500-word, statement outlining their experience with Laryngectomy Management or research by Monday 22 February 2021.

 

Evaluation of DVA’s treatment cycle

In October 2019, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) introduced treatment cycle arrangements for referrals from general practitioners (GPs) to allied health providers (AHP).

The treatment cycle arrangements aim to improve quality of healthcare for DVA clients by supporting better coordination and communication between general practitioners (GPs), allied health providers and clients.

The arrangements are currently being independently evaluated by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) at the request of DVA. The purpose of this evaluation is to review the implementation of treatment cycle arrangements for allied health referrals, and assess whether these arrangements contribute to intended outcomes for DVA clients and health service providers.

  1. The study involves an online survey that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participants cannot be identified in any way and their decision to participate is voluntary.
  2. After completing the survey, participants will be invited to discuss their opinions and experiences via an optional follow-up interview to be arranged for a preferred time and date.

Survey: DVA Allied Health Treatment Cycle Evaluation.