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Welcome to the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association.

We are the national body representing speech-language therapists/pathologists, the professionals who work with and advocate for people who have communication and swallowing impairments.

This site contains information about the NZSTA, as well as information for parents, clients and families on speech-language therapy, and information for practising speech-language therapists in New Zealand and overseas.


Oesphageal Screening course compiled by Dr Anna Miles with CLAD learning support now available on elearning platform

NZSTA 2015 Professional Development Symposium 11th and 12th June Christchurch

The NZSTA Professional Development Symposium will be on 11th & 12th June 2015 at The Chateau on the Park in Christchurch. I am delighted to announce that our two keynotes will be Prof Gail Gillon, College of Education, University of Canterbury, and Stella Ward, Executive Director of Allied Health, CDHB and WCDHB. Please save the date in your diaries and book your flights.

The Professional Development Symposium opens on Thursday with a keynote presentation by Stella Ward.  The rest of this day will have an adult focus.  Gail Gillon will be starting off Friday with her keynote and will be followed by presentations with a more child focus.  The NZSTA AGM will be held during the symposium lunch break on the Friday.  The official programme will be available early March.

As a reminder, the focus for this event is ‘application’ and ‘practical use’. Come and share your thoughts, reflections, ideas and findings. All presentations are oral and will either be 15mins or 45mins. Please state your preferred timeframe. Times may need to change depending on the abstracts submitted. Don’t forget to check out the updated ‘Marion Saunders Award’ which will be announced at this event together with the other NZSTA awards and grants. Make sure you submit your application for this award. See the awards page for more details.

2015 Professional Development Symposium Programme

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