March 6, 2015

Congratulations Sarah - PhD Submission

Today Sarah Verdon submitted her PhD titled "Embracing Diversity – Creating Equality: Supporting the speech, language, and communication of culturally and linguistically diverse children". Her PhD comprises a series of 9 papers and an exegesis:
Lisa McLean (Faculty of Education Research and Graduate Studies Office) receiving Sarah's PhD

  1. Paper 1: Verdon, S., McLeod, S., & Winsler, A. (2014). Linguistic diversity among Australian children in the first five years of life. Speech, Language, and Hearing, 17(4), 196203. doi: 10.1179/2050572814Y.0000000038
  2. Paper 2: Verdon, S., McLeod, S., & Winsler, A. (2014). Language maintenance and loss in a population study of young Australian children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29(2), 168–181. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.12.003
  3. Paper 3: Verdon, S., & McLeod, S. (2015, early online). Indigenous language learning and maintenance among young Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. International Journal of Early Childhood, 47(1). doi: 10.1007/s13158-015-0131-3
  4. Paper 4: Verdon, S., McLeod, S., & McDonald, S. (2014). A geographical analysis of speech-language pathology services to support multilingual children. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(3), 304316. doi:10.3109/17549507.2013.868036
  5. Paper 5: Verdon, S., McLeod, S., & Wong, S. (2015). Reconceptualising practice with multilingual children with speech sound disorders: People, practicalities and policy. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50(1), 4862. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12112
  6. Paper 6: Verdon, S. (2014). Understanding the world through ethnography: The experience of speech-language pathology practice in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology 16(3), 110116.
  7. Paper 7: Verdon, S., McLeod, S., & Wong, S. (2014). Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse children with speech, language, and communication needs: Overarching principles, individual approaches. Manuscript in submission December 2014.
  8. Paper 8: Verdon, S., Wong, S., & McLeod, S. (2015). Shared knowledge and mutual respect: The importance of collaboration when engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse families.
  9. Paper 9: Verdon, S. (2015, in press). Enhancing practice with culturally and linguistically diverse families: Six key principles from the field. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 17(1).
Sharynne and Sarah with her PhD.
Sarah's cheer squad and fellow PhD students: Wei Dong, Helen Blake, Ben Pham and Minh