With the conference being held in Darwin, there were opportunities to learn from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island people.
Keynote speakers at the conference were:
- Dr Anne Lowell and her Yolngu colleagues Elaine Maypilama, Phyllis Batumbil and Helen Nyomba from the remote Indigenous Arnhem Land Community of Galiwin’ku. Their powerful presentation was titled: Closing the communication gap in Indigenous health: Working together to improve practice and outcomes
- Prof Deborah Theodoros: A new era in speech pathology practice: Innovation and diversification
- Prof Tim Sharp: Happiness at work...and beyond: Applying the principles of positive psychology!
- Williams, C. J. & McLeod, S. Working with children from multilingual backgrounds: Knowledge and practices of Australian speech pathologists.
- McCormack, J., McLeod, S., McAllister, L., & Harrison, L. J. Living with speech impairment: Reflections on life from early childhood to adulthood.
- McCormack, J., Harrison, L. J., McLeod, S., & McAllister, L. The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: School outcomes for children identified with communication impairment in early childhood.
While at the conference, I enjoyed learning from Australia's speech pathology community, and also from people working as speech pathologists in New Zealand, UK, Vietnam, Uganda, and Senegal.
Also at the conference, I was busy in my role as the editor of Speech Pathology Australia's journal, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (see previous blog entry for exciting news!)
More information about the conference is here
|Dr Caroline Bowen (centre) who was awarded life membership |
of Speech Pathology Australia with Jane McCormack and Sharynne
|Sharynne, Dr Sally Hewat (U of Newcastle), Dr Diane Jacobs (LaTrobe University), |
and Dr Emma McLaughlin (LaTrobe University)
|Sharynne in Darwin with Dr Clare McCann and Dr Dean Sutherland |
from University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand