Speak Out August 2018

Service to the Association The Service to the Association Award is granted by the Association to members in recognition of ongoing, valuable and voluntary service to the Association at either a National or Branch level. In 2018, the Association recognised highly deserving member Robyn Stephen.

Robyn Stephen

Robyn is recognised for her long standing and extensive involvement in the activities of the Association at both a Branch and National level. Robyn was appointed as a Director of Speech Pathology Australia in June 2011, and following three terms, stepped down to pursue new projects in May 2017. During her time on the Board, Robyn held a number of roles including the positions of Vice President Operations, and Vice President Communications. Additionally, over a number of years Robyn has been an active member of the Victorian Branch, holding a lead role in the Victorian Private Practice Network and has contributed to a number of submissions and representative roles for the Association, including the recent National ASD Diagnosis Guidelines. Robyn has worked collaboratively with staff and members of the Association, as well as external stakeholders, including MPs, the Department of Education, Disability Services, Private Practitioners, and most importantly, consumers and their advocates. In this capacity, Robyn has worked to represent and advocate for the needs of the Association, its members and clients.

A speech pathology first In June, Professor Leanne Togher became the first allied health researcher and speech pathology recipient of the Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship-Clinical. Professor Togher was one of 20 of Australia’s finest health and medical researchers, honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards. Considering NHMRC received over 5,400 applications, this is a truly great achievement. Congratulations to Professor Togher.

NeuroDevelopmental Treatment CertiÞcate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Disorders. 7 - 25 January 2019 at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast   & 3 - 26 July 2019 at Child Development Services - North Lakes, QLD Enquiries and applica/on form requests to pw@paediatricworkshops.com.au or text 0412 751 741 for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists


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