Week of Connection

Speech-language Therapy Awareness Week for 2020

“Get Connected, Be Connected, Stay Connected”

7-13 September 2020

We are excited to announce that Connection is the theme of NZSTA’s Awareness Week for 2020. Many of us have had challenges this year in staying connected with those who support us, and for people who live with communication difficulties, getting connected and staying connected is sometimes much more difficult than it needs to be. 

The theme envisions everyone in Aotearoa being connected with no one left behind. The week of connection will be from the 7th to the 13th of September where our goal is to share stories and perspectives from the vast populations Speech-language Therapists’ work with. 

These stories will provide perspectives of what living with swallowing or communication difficulties is like, encourage new people to simply give connection a go and provide us with a powerful resource. If you have a person who would like to share their story and educated others, please contact us

Each year, NZSTA’s Awareness Week has two main goals: 

  1. Increasing public awareness of the speech-language therapy profession; and 
  2. Promoting actions and advocacy that empower people who live with communication and swallowing difficulties to live their lives in the way that they want to.

2020 NZSLT Awareness Week Champions:

Northland Champion:
Natasha Correa
Auckland Champion:
Alison Paulin
Wellington Champion:
Shannon Hennig
Christchurch Champions:
Katrina McGarr
Georgia Holibar
Dunedin Champions:
Amy Rosenfeld
Alison Zani
For contact details, please email communications@speechtherapy.org.nz