Speech Pathology Week 2020

This graphic shows one of the Speech Pathology Week 2020 posters and carries the words, speech pathologists work with Australians to ensure they can communicate with confidence. 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 2020, Speech Pathology Week is from 23-29 August.

The theme for Speech Pathology Week in 2020 is: Communicating with confidence!

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.

Speech pathologists work to ensure everyone can communicate with confidence. It is important that the broader community understands that:

  • 1.2 million Australians live with communication disability;
  • communication disability is largely invisible. Unseen and out-of-sight;
  • more confident communication helps maximise educational, health and social outcomes; and
  • communication is more than just speech.

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.

Speech Pathology Week 2020 logo

The Speech Pathology Week 2020 logo may be download in high- and low-resolution formats.

The high-resolution version is best for printing purposes, while the low-resolution is best for online, digital (including PowerPoint) or social media purposes. Email Speech Pathology Australia if the logo is required in another format or resolution. The logo is also available in the Speech Pathology Week Digital Kit.

Download high resolution version (png format)

Download low resolution version (jpg format).

Digital campaign kits

With the Speech Pathology Australia national office closed and all staff working remotely, there is no Speech Pathology Week campaign kit as in previous years. In its place, members may download the Speech Pathology Week Digital Kit.

This kit includes a range of graphics to use on social media platforms (viz. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn), email signature, the Speech Pathology Week logo (high and low resolution), and a Zoom background.

Download the Speech Pathology Week Digital Kit

NB. A reminder to members that they must be logged-in to access this file.

 

Social media competition*

This graphic shows one of the Speech Pathology Week 2020 posters and carries the words, speech pathologists work with Australians to ensure they can communicate with confidence. Following the success of last year’s Speech Pathology Week social media competition, it is on again in 2020.

This year, the prize is a $250 eftpos voucher.

Entering the Speech Pathology Week social media competition is as easy as ABC.

  1. Take a photograph of yourself and someone who is ‘Communicating with Confidence’ thanks to your efforts as a speech pathologist;
  2. Post it on Instagram and/or Twitter; and
  3. Include the Association’s handle @SpeechPathAus and the hashtag #SPweek. This is important! Otherwise the judges won’t see it!

*NB. Do not post a photograph of anyone without their written permission, and be aware of copyright, privacy and related considerations.

Pay It Forward*

During Speech Pathology Week help us to spread the word as widely as possible. If everyone engaged their social media networks, we could spread the theme for Speech Pathology Week across the world.

That’s why we are asking everyone to ‘Pay It Forward’ for Speech Pathology Week. How can you do this?

  1. Use one of the graphics from the Speech Pathology Week digital kit (or create your own);
  2. Post it on either Instagram and/or Twitter; and
  3. Add the handles of three colleagues and the hashtag #SPweek and ask them to lay It Forward. The following is an example only of what a post on Twitter might look like. On Instagram the post can obviously be longer.

“Together with my speech pathology colleagues, @Friend01 @Friend02 @Friend03 we are working to ensure all Australians are Communicating with Confidence #SPweek”. www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/weeks”

*NB. Do not post a photograph of anyone without their written permission, and be aware of copyright, privacy and related considerations.

Download other materials

The Association had made a range of Speech Pathology Week campaign materials available for downloading. These:

Media Release template (Member-only)

This graphic shows one of the Speech Pathology Week 2020 posters and carries the words, speech pathologists work with Australians to ensure they can communicate with confidence. A media release template is available for members to use to promote Speech Pathology Week and the theme: Communicating with Confidence.

Download the Media Release Template. (NB. A reminder to members that they must be logged-in to access this file.)

Speech Pathology Week in past years

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