Speech Pathology Association of Australia

Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia.

A speech pathologist is a specialist qualified to provide a variety of services to people with communication and swallowing difficulties that may be present across the lifespan.

The Association's main objectives include:

  • To prescribe, guide and govern the clinical and ethical standards of members in their practice of speech pathology
  • To facilitate and promote opportunities for members to pursue knowledge and develop professionally
  • To disseminate professional positions to key stakeholder groups including: the government, consumers, referrers and the public
  • To advocate for and respond to the needs of clients with communication and swallowing difficulties
  • To promote timely access to services
  • To represent the interests and views of members of the Association.

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