Unless stated otherwise, these events are not being run by or in conjunction with the NZSTA.  If you would like to list an upcoming event on this website, please contact National Office.

 Please note events are listed chronologically.

2021 START Training Programme – Working with School Age Children who Stutter Workshop

August & November 2021

This one-day workshop is a practical workshop for speech language therapists working with school-aged children who stutter. The workshop will be interactive with case studies, videos and role-plays. START’s specialist speech language therapists, Anna Hearne and Brittney Mackie,  will facilitate these workshops.

Dates: Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 August 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12.30 pm each day
Venue: Zoom

Date: Monday 1 November 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: The Stichbury Bidwill Centre
251 Campbell Road, Greenlane

A half-day workshop, offered approx. three months after the one-day workshop, is a follow up ‘hands-on’ session which provides you with the opportunity to practise specific techniques and discuss case studies. SLTs who have attended a one-day workshop in previous years are welcome to attend these workshops. These will be offered via Zoom.

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost: $220.00 per person – one-day workshop
$110.00 per person – half-day workshop
$300.00 per person – for both workshops

This includes workshop manual and certificate
For in person workshops – morning and afternoon tea is provided. BYO lunch

For more information and to register click here

NZSTA  Annual General Meeting

Sunday 29 August 2021 | Christchurch

The NZSTA Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.30pm on Sunday 29 August in Christchurch at the NZSTA Conference venue, The University of Canterbury.

Register here

NZSTA 2021 Conference: Aoraki Iho Ake: Grounded – Aspiring – Connected 

29 – 31 August 2021 | Christchurch

Drawing inspiration from Aoraki, the most well-known maunga tupuna (ancestral mountain) of the Southern Alps, and from the imagery of Iho Ake ‘from Earth to heaven and everything in between’, this conference seeks to create a panoramic and inclusive view of speech-language therapy in New Zealand 2021, its local community and global partnerships.

For more information about the event click here

Register here

Working with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Being Evidence Based and Effective by Mrs Kristin Bayley

13th and 20th September 2021 | Online (Please note this is a “live” event and will not be recorded for later viewing)

This series of two 3-hour tele-training modules intended for Speech-Language Therapists working in a paediatric setting with children aged from 0-7 years of age, with diagnosed ASD or related disabilities, and/or young children not yet diagnosed that demonstrating signs and symptoms of ASD. Speech language therapy students who have a clinical interest in ASD and/or who have had a clinical placement experience in ASD are welcome to attend.

Following this event participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the current evidence base of ASD intervention and how the clinician can protect their clients from pseudoscientific interventions.
  • Implement key strategies to building therapeutic rapport with young clients with ASD.
  • Identify at least three methods for developing a function hypothesis for a behaviour of concern and describe how to implement them.
  • Discuss at least three positive reinforcement strategies and how to implement them in your sessions.
  • Identify the key components of a behaviour support plan.
  • Develop working strategies to form the basis of a behaviour support plan to address behaviour of concern in your therapy sessions, including preventative strategies, replacement strategies and reactive strategies.

Speech Language Therapists interested in this event can register here
For more information about the event and other CPD events click here

NZ Rehabilitation Association Conference 2021 – Achieving Equity in Rehabilitation

17 – 19 September 2021 | Rotorua

On behalf of the organising committee, you are warmly invited to Rotorua, 17-19 September 2021, to participate in a national hui to discuss, debate, and share knowledge about rehabilitation in Aotearoa.

Key dates:

  • Registrations open – 1 April 2021
  • Call for abstracts closed – 30 April 2021
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/declined – 30 June 2021
  • Early bird registration closes – 31 July 2021

Register here

South African Speech and Hearing Association Conference 2021 – Reframing the Future

15 – 16 October 2021 | Virtual

The storm that is COVID, is forcing us to rethink how we live, learn and work. This time of disruption is also a time of opportunity that can help us to rebuild and operate, not for business as usual but for business as better.

Full information – click here 

Abstract submissions to be submitted by 17 May 2021

2021 START Training Programme – Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention Workshop

October 2021

This two-day workshop is designed for speech language therapists who are interested in using the Lidcombe Program. The workshop will include short lectures, small and large group activities, viewing and discussion of clinic visit videos, and case discussions.

The Lidcombe Program workshops are facilitated by Anna Hearne and Tika Ormond

Dates: Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 October 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: The Stichbury Bidwill Centre
251 Campbell Road, Greenlane

Cost: $440.00 per person
This includes workshop manual and certificate
For in person workshops – morning and afternoon tea is provided. BYO lunch

For more information and to register click here

Why Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders

25 – 29 October 2021 | Virtual

The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding workshop is suitable for Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Psychologists, Special Educators, Doctors, Educators, Childcare providers, Mental Health workers. If you work with infants and children with feeding difficulties, the SOS workshop will be suitable for you.

Please see attached brochure or refer to our website for more details.
Should you have any queries or require further information, please email us at

Register here
Early bird rates apply if you register and pay by the 30th of June 2021.

ORL21 – NZ Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Wairakei Resort & Conference Centre Taupō | 9 – 12 November 2021. 

The scientific committee has organised a world class academic program that covers all the subgroups of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The committee has invited international and national experts to participate in the meeting. A wonderful social program is organised by the social committee that I am sure all the delegates and their partners will enjoy.

Conference  Registration will open on Monday 3 May 2021 – click here

You can find out more information about this event here

32nd World Congress of the IALP: Auckland, August 2023 

20 – 24 August 2023 | Auckland

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association, together with the New Zealand Audiological Society, wish to entice you to New Zealand – the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ for the 2023 IALP Congress.

With the overall theme of Looking Forward you will not be surprised to see that the following 3 themes will permeate the programme:

• Intervention with Multilingual Children – Evidence Based Practice
• Technological Developments to Enhance Assessment and Treatment
• Improving Quality of Service Provision

Full event information click here


“Evidence based practice website for speech language therapists called speechBITE – Speech Pathology Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy database. SpeechBITE is a freely available international EBP resource.”


CEU Allied Health is a continued education unit provider regarding Speech Language Pathology. A range of recorded and self-study courses are available.

Self-study/recorded courses online can be purchased now in the areas of:

1. Utilization of FEESST to Predict Aspiration Risk
2. Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependent Population: Dysphagia
3. Multi-Disciplinary Dysphagia Team for Pressure Ulcer Management
4. Internal Branch Superior Laryngeal Nerve: Sensory/Swallow Functions
5. Endoscopic Swallowing Exam for Dysphagia Assessment
6. Tracheostomy Tube Use for Adult and Geriatric Patients
7. The FEESST Exam and the Use of Anesthesia

Ceuallied Health would like to bring your attention to a recorded self-study course “The iPad: Technology Tool for Communication and Language”  which is available for $29.99. The course has audio, pictorial, and video content and is .15 CEU points.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Visiting Professional Programme in Speech & Language

The Visiting Professional Programmes (VPPs), also known as attachments, are offered to clinicians who wish to undertake a period of observership or undertake hands on clinical practice and experience Guy’s and St Thomas’ in operation as a quaternary London teaching hospital. Programmes typically range from six weeks to twelve months.

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Visiting Professional Programme offers the opportunity to work within multiple speech and language specialties within our adult services, specifically ENT, voice, and head and neck oncology services. The programme is set in both the hospital workplace, integrating visitors into the adult SLT team, and within a community setting. Click the link above to find out more.