2020 SPA Events & News

Speech Pathology Australia Risk Assessment Tool (COVID-19)

SPA has released its new “Risk Assessment Tool (COVID-19)“, designed to assist speech pathologists to assess the number and type of risk factors for transmission of COVID-19 that may be present in any “in-person” clinical scenario. The tool takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Upon completion of the risk assessment, the speech pathologist will be emailed a report listing the risks identified in this tool along with recommendations for risk management.

READ MORE & watch the video HERE.


Podcast – Speak Up: Telepractice intervention for children with apraxia of speech using ReST

Dr Donna Thomas and Professor Tricia McCabe discuss telepractice intervention for children with apraxia of speech using ReST.

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26 + 28 August 2020 – Differential diagnosis of CAS

Presented by Tricia McCabe

This workshop will provide clinicians with practical and theoretical information about the latest evidence on differential diagnosis of more complex childhood speech sound disorders including childhood apraxia of speech, dysarthria, phonology and resonance disorders.

Session 1 – Wednesday 26 August, 1:00pm -4:00pm AEST
Session 2 – Friday 28 August, 1:00pm -4:00pm AEST

*Participants must attend both sessions via Zoom.

LEARN MORE & register HERE


2 + 9 September 2020 – Executive Functions in Adults: Theory and application to clinical practice – Online Workshop

Presented by Petrea Cornwell

This workshop will provide an overview of theoretical constructs of executive functioning and an understanding of clinical models of executive functions. Application of this understanding to assessment and intervention will be discussed across several neurological conditions including TBI and stroke.

Session 1 – Wednesday 2 Septmeber 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm AEST
Session 2 – Wednesday 9 Septmeber 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm AEST

*Participants must attend all sessions via Zoom and complete a pre-workshop activity as well as tasks between the live sessions.

LEARN MORE & register HERE.


12 + 19 September 2020 – Developing Written Text Construction – from 7 to 14 – Online Workshop

Presented by Jenny Baker

This workshop will examine the development of written text, both at the macro as well as the micro level. Participants will learn how to teach a variety of text types to their students using frameworks and formulas for narrative and expository compositions. They will learn how to analyse writing samples and how to employ a range of linguistic devices.

Session 1 – Saturday 12 September 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm AEST
Session 2 – Saturday 19 September 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm AEST

*Participants must attend both sessions via Zoom

LEARN MORE & register HERE.

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