National Tour

Speech Pathology Australia is proud of the highly skilled, professional and dedicated speech pathologists who have been invited by the Association to be the National Tour speakers.

2019 National Tour - recorded webinar

The 2019 National Tour concludes with Dr Julie Cichero presenting a 90-minute online CPD event on Friday 6 March 2020 from 1-2:30 pm AEDT.

Medications and dysphagia – challenges across the lifespan

A recording of the webinar will be available for purchase from CPD Live Online after the event has run.

Further information and registration. This is an animiated Gif that flashes the word new in red out of a yellow background.

2020 National Tour Speakers

The 2020 National Tour speakers are Dr Gayle Hemsley and Dr Alison Holm.

Gayle and Alison are certified practising speech pathologists with clinical expertise and extensive research experience in the area of multilingual children’s speech and language development and disorder.

Dr Gayle Hemsley

Dr Gayle Hemsley is a certified practising speech pathologist with clinical expertise and extensive research experience in the area of multilingual children’s speech and language development and disorder. Gayle has worked in Queensland schools with strong cultural diversity for many years and is currently a senior advisor with the Department of Education: Every Indigenous Student Succeeding project. Gayle completed her PhD in 2015 at the University of Queensland. Her research explored language difference and disorder in early sequential bilingual children.

Dr Alison Holm

Dr Alison Holm is a certified practising speech pathologist with clinical expertise and extensive research experience in the area of multilingual children’s speech and language development and disorder. Alison is a senior lecturer at Griffith University who is engaged in a range of research projects focusing on the speech and language of multilingual children. Alison completed her PhD in 1999 at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). Her research described speech development and disorder in bilingual children.

Workshop

Working effectively with multilingual Australian children

This workshop will focus on strategies to achieve culturally responsive, valid and clinically feasible assessment and intervention for multilingual children. A series of case studies and practical activities will be used to explain and demonstrate key assessment and intervention processes.

The workshop will look at the typical speech and language characteristics for multilingual children and also cover the differences between monolingual and multilingual speech and language development.

Participants will also learn about assessment techniques that assist with differentiating speech and language difference from disorder and how to apply appropriate clinical reasoning processes to support differential diagnosis and tips on choosing intervention targets.

The workshop will also provide strategies for supporting students within the classroom setting and working with interpreters. Participants will learn to apply a framework for managing complex cases where there are risk factors including trauma, social disadvantage, cognitive or hearing impairment.

Workshops – schedule and registration

Darwin

Working effectively with multilingual Australian children
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Melbourne This is an animiated Gif that flashes the word new in red out of a yellow background.

Thursday 13 – Friday 14 August 2020
Working effectively with multilingual Australian children
REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Canberra This is an animiated Gif that flashes the word new in red out of a yellow background.

Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 August 2020
Working effectively with multilingual Australian children
REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Sydney This is an animiated Gif that flashes the word new in red out of a yellow background.

Thursday 20 – Friday 21 August 2020
Working effectively with multilingual Australian children
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Brisbane

Friday 11 – Saturday 12 September 2020
Working effectively with multilingual Australian children
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Adelaide

Monday 19 – Tuesday 20 October 2020
Working effectively with multilingual Australian children
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Perth

Thursday 22 - Friday 23 October 2020
Working effectively with multilingual Australian children
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Online events – detail

In addition to these face to face workshops, Dr Hemsley and Dr Holm will be developing an online learning package. Information will be made available later in the year.

Previous Tour Speakers

View information about previous National Tour speakers.