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.

2018 National Tour Speaker

The 2018 National Tour speaker is Dr Natalie Munro.

Speech Pathology Australia is looking forward to Natalie sharing her knowledge, experience, clinical skills, and passion for paediatric language with speech pathologists across Australia.

Dr Natalie Munro

This is a photograph of the Association's 2018 National Tour Speaker, Dr Natalie MunroDr Natalie Munro is a certified practising speech language pathologist whose research, teaching and clinical interests span across child and adolescent language development and disorders. Dr Munro's research interests include: 1) investigating individual differences in children's speech, language and social skills development among learners who have developmental language disorder (DLD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); 2) intervention research and evidence-based practice to support children and adolescents with additional needs, their families, their educators and their communities. Natalie is a founding committee member of speechBITE and serves as an Associate Editor for IJLCD and an Editorial Board Member for LSHSS. Natalie is passionate about paediatric language!

Workshops

A series of two one-day workshops will be offered.

Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro
This one day workshop will provide speech pathologists with an overview of the latest research evidence, plus practical strategies and techniques for assessing and managing expressive morphology, oral narrative, and vocabulary difficulties in preschool and young school-aged children, within a response to intervention framework. Evidence-based recommendations regarding intervention intensity will be addressed. This workshop will be offered in every Branch.

Pragmatic language assessment and intervention: A contemporary approach
By Dr Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Reinie Cordier
This one day workshop aims to equip speech pathologists with contemporary knowledge and practical hands-on skills in identifying pragmatic language skills during peer-to-peer interactions in the context of play. The speakers also draw on their intervention research to provide play-based strategies and techniques to target children with pragmatic language difficulties. This workshop will be offered in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, with ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania members able to register for any of these workshops at Traveller’s Rates.

Workshops – schedule and registration

Melbourne
Friday 23 March 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro
SOLD OUT

Melbourne
Monday 26 March 2018
Pragmatic language assessment and intervention: A contemporary approach from an interdisciplinary perspective
By Dr Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Reinie Cordier
SOLD OUT

Perth 
Thursday 14 June 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro
Registration is now open

Perth 
Friday 15 June 2018
Pragmatic language assessment and intervention: A contemporary approach from an interdisciplinary perspective
By Dr Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Reinie Cordier
Registration is now open

Canberra 
Monday 2 July 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro
Registration is now open

Darwin 
Friday 10 August 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro
Registration is now open

Hobart 
Friday 28 September 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro
Registration is now open

Brisbane
Thursday 1 November 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro

Brisbane
Friday 2 November 2018
Pragmatic language assessment and intervention: A contemporary approach from an interdisciplinary perspective
By Dr Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Reinie Cordier

Sydney
Monday 26 November 2018
Pragmatic language assessment and intervention: A contemporary approach from an interdisciplinary perspective
By Dr Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Reinie Cordier

Sydney
Tuesday 27 November 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro

Adelaide
Monday 10 December 2018
Pragmatic language assessment and intervention: A contemporary approach from an interdisciplinary perspective
By Dr Natalie Munro and Associate Professor Reinie Cordier

Adelaide
Tuesday 11 December 2018
Preschool and Early School-age Language Update: Assessment and Intervention Intensity
By Dr Natalie Munro

Online events - detail

In addition to these workshops, the 2018 National Tour program will finish with a 90-minute online CPD live event towards the end of 2018.

Information will be made available nearer the event date

Previous Tour Speakers

View information about previous National Tour speakers.