Welcome to the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association

We are the national body representing speech-language therapists, 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.


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Upcoming Events

Effective Grammar Intervention for Children with Developmental Language Disorder

9th September 2019, Dr Karen Smith-Lock

This 1-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is intended for Speech-Language Therapists working in a paediatric setting with children aged from 3 upwards, including school-aged children. Participants will be assumed to have knowledge of childhood language disorder (i.e. specific language impairment, developmental language disorders) and English grammar.

Following this event participants will:

  • Have up-to-date knowledge of the evidence base for grammar treatment in children with developmental language disorders.
  • Be able to consider treatment parameters when working with children with developmental language disorders (treatment techniques, frequency of intervention, treatment fidelity and model of service delivery).
  • Be able to identify appropriate treatment targets and plan treatment activities and techniques for children with development language disorders.
  • Be able to evaluate treatment success in the clinical setting.

Speech Language Therapists interested in this event can register by clicking here.

Delivering Disability Services Conference

14 & 15 October, Grand Millennium, Auckland

Things are changing for our disabled population and the people who provide disabilities services. Learn how carers, support staff and those with disabilities, can respond to issues of aging, accessing services, housing, budgeting.

Key ideas for this event:

  • How to respond to trends and government policy affecting the disabled community.
  • Learn how to help people with disabilities make great budgeting decisions.
  • Explore how to make housing available and accessible.
  • Gain innovative ideas on how to achieve a good life from disability support experts.
  • Develop a vision for more effective services for people with disabilities.
  • Examine how a merger of services might affect everybody.
  • Gain ideas on how to employ people with disabilities.

You can find registration and full details for this event on the Delivering Disability Services Conference page here.

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