Speak Out August 2017

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August 2017

National Office Level 1/114 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 T 1300 368 835 F 03 9642 4922 E office@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Chief Executive Officer Gail Mulcair T 03 9642 4899 E execassist@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Speech Pathology Australia Board Gaenor Dixon – President Belinda Hill – Vice President Operations Tim Kittel – Vice President Communications Chyrisse Heine – Director Brooke Sanderson – Director Lee McGovern – Director Marleen Westerveld – Director Follow Speech Pathology Australia via: Copyright © 2017 The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Speak Out is the official bi-monthly magazine of The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Ltd. Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) owns the copyright to Speak Out and no part of this magazine may be reproduced without the explicit permission of SPA. Write to us Letters can be sent to pubs@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Letters may or may not be published in future issues of Speak Out magazine at SPA’s discretion. Advertisements Please refer to the “Publications” menu at www.speechpathology australia.org.au to view the 2017 Speak Out ad kit. Any queries may be directed to SPA's Publications Officer T 1300 368 835 E pubs@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au Advertising Booking Dates for October 2017 Speak Out. The official booking form must be received at National Office by COB 1 Sept 2017 . Speak Out Branch Editors ACT – via pubs@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au New South Wales – Edward Johnson and Arabella Ludemann Northern Territory – Christina Spinella Queensland – Leanne Sorbello, Catherine Hicks, Erika Campbell and Rebecca Sexton South Australia – Barbara Lyndon Tasmania – Rachael Zeeman Victoria – Shane Erickson Western Australia – Jade Sumner Please see the website for Branch Editor contact details. Disclaimer To the best of The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited’s (‘the Association”) knowledge, this information is valid at the time of publication. The Association makes no warranty or representation in relation to the content or accuracy of the material in this publication. The Association expressly disclaims any and all liability (including liability for negligence) in respect of use of the information provided. The Association recommends you seek independent professional advice prior to making any decision involving matters outlined in this publication. Print Post Approved PP349181/01711 ISSN 1446-053X SpeechPathologyAustralia @SpeechPathAus speechpathaus SpeechPathAus

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From the President


Board report


Speech Pathology Clinical Education in Australia Project update


Members’ achievements recognised


National conference: Be inspired in Adelaide


Branch Executive nominations open


Vale - Annabel Crouch


Aged care update


Who’s who in SPA professional development


Stuttering – new research project


Private practice news


Scope of practice and professional competency


Branch news


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