Speech Pathology Week 2023

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. Communication is a basic human right and Speech Pathology Week seeks to make more Australians aware of this.

In 2023, Speech Pathology Week will be from 20-26 August

2023 theme

The theme for Speech Pathology Week 2023 will focus on raising awareness of the unique skills, competence and qualities of Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) members, the importance of the public seeking services from a CPSP (to denote quality and safety), and to celebrate what it means to be a CPSP.  

Further information on this campaign and how members can engage with this topic will be provided in the lead up to Speech Pathology Week. So watch this space to find out more about how you can be involved.

Speech Pathology Week 2022

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

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.