WorkAbility celebrates Speech Pathology Week (22 -28 August) and acknowledges that more than 1.2 million Australians live with communication disability (Source: ABS).

Speech Pathology Week aims to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists, with the 2021 themeCommunication is everyone’s right.

As a critical role and support to people living with a communication disability the role of Speech Pathology and Speech Pathologists helps to ensure that everyone can communicate with confidence.

Some interesting facts and information from Speech Pathology include:

  • communication is a basic human right;
  • 1.2 million Australians live with communication disability;
  • communication disability is largely invisible. Unseen and out-of-sight;
  • confident communication helps maximise educational, health and social outcomes; and
  • communication is more than just speech.

Find out how you can support this week, access campaign resources such as media content, banners, social media tiles, Zoom backgrounds and more here. 

Audience
Apprentice or Trainee, Community Organisation or ACCHO, Employee, Employer or Self-Managed Participant, Job seeker, School, Student, Training Provider
Date published
August 17, 2021