Thanks to the media outlets who featured some of the incredible work that speech pathologists do, during Speech Pathology Week 2022:
Australia-first speech program helping prisoners on release
ABC News, 26 August 2022
An Australia-first speech pathology course in southern Tasmania, designed to teach prisoners language and literacy skills, has helped people find employment, reconnect with family and reduce their chances of reoffending.
Speech pathologist Rosalie Martin designed the program to help people leaving prison transition more easily back into society.
ABC Statewide Mornings Interview
ABC Radio, 25 August 2022
Our Director Rosie Martin was interviewed on ABC Radio’s Statewide Mornings program about the Just Moving On program, commissioned by Connect42 and delivered by SPT Speech & Language Pathologists.
Some of our therapists work with people as they leave prison and return to community to reintegrate with their families. Our team support them in the development of their language, literacy and skills of connection.
Listen to the full interview with Statewide Mornings Presenter Mel Bush (8:29mins) here:
Speech Pathologist or Clinical Communicologist?
The Mercury, 23 August 2022
More than 40 years ago I began a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology. A few years before this, in 1975, the profession had been renamed ‘Speech Pathology’, from ‘Speech Therapy’. Speech therapists of that era, forerunners and groundbreakers, had identified that the name ‘Speech Therapy’ didn’t create the full professional picture of the work done by the profession.
A version of this article first appeared in Hobart’s The Mercury Newspaper on 23rd August 2022.