Speech Pathology Week 2022

Speech Pathology Week seeks to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists with the 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability.

In 2022, Speech Pathology Week was from 21-27 August.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the challenges faced by Australians with communication disability. Communication is a basic human right and Speech Pathology Week seeks to make Australians aware of this.

The theme for Speech Pathology Week in 2022 was: Good Communication, Better Communities.

Speech Pathology Week may be over for another year but the challenge of raising awareness of communication disability never ends.

One in 7 Australians with communication disability needs formal assistance with communication. Recognising communication disability helps builds a fairer society. People thrive when they can communicate effectively. And, in the end, good communication means better communities.

View the video case studies from Speech Pathology Week 2022 (and earlier campaigns).

Communication disability and communication access

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has established that 1.2 million Australians have communication disability. Learn more about communication disability and communication access and/or watch the video case studies from Speech Pathology Week 2022 and earlier campaigns.

Speech Pathology Week in past years

For information about Speech Pathology Week in past years contact the Association.