I trained as a speech pathologist and worked for nearly twenty years in the profession. So I was thrilled when Speech Pathology Australia invited me to give the keynote speech to their annual children’s literature awards.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY 2012 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Ella Latham Lecture Theatre. RCH. 16th October, 2012, 9.30am
Speech pathology and reading –a natural pairing. Both are concerned with communication. Both rely on language. I discovered their natural affinity for each other at the age of 18. At the time I was enrolled in first year science at Monash university – I was plunging full-time into campus politics and taking a more lackadaisical approach to my studies.