Speech-language Therapy Awareness Week for 2020
“Get Connected, Be Connected, Stay Connected”
7-13 September 2020
Connection was 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 week of connection ran from the 7th to the 13th of September where our goal was to share stories and perspectives from the vast populations Speech-language Therapists work with.
These stories provided perspectives of what living with swallowing or communication difficulties is like, encouraged new people to simply give connection a go and provided us with a powerful resource.
Each year, NZSTA’s Awareness Week has two main goals:
- Increasing public awareness of the speech-language therapy profession; and
- 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.