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Petition: Paid Training in Education and Health
*LAUNCH OF PETITION FOR PAID TRAINING FOR STUDENTS IN HEALTH and EDUCATION No matter where we live or what we do, we all need access to education, healthcare and social support across a lifetime. For…

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RETAIN THE CURRENT SMOKEFREE LAW.
The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association has joined the Health Coalition Aotearoa and 104 allies in health, education, social services organisations and unions to say the Government’s p…

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Listening to unheard children
Teachers in the UK  now estimate that 1.9 million children are behind in talking and understanding words. This is the highest number ever recorded! Read Speech and Language UK's new report - Listening…

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Gender-affirming voice and communication coaching
Speech and communication are fundamental to the way in which we express our gender. The goal of speech-language therapists is to help transgender and gender diverse people develop voice and communicat…

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Towards Equity for Māori: A guide for SLTs working in Aotearoa
Towards Equity for Māori: A guide for SLTs working in Aotearoa While created for SLTs working in Health, this document was gifted to the Association for distribution and sharing with members and to m…

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Looking for a speech-language therapist?  Good luck with that.
Speech-language therapists are the next health workforce ‘cab off the rank’ to be struck by growing staff shortages, a problem compounded by the likely closure of Massey University’s Bachelor of Speec…

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The benefits of the Māori SLT wānanga 2023

Hosted at Kuirau Marae in Rotorua on 3 - 5 March 2023, 34 SLTs and students participated representing all three universities, and SLTs working for MoE, special schools, kindergarten associations, universities, NGOs, community initiatives and private practices, NZSTA board members and people in leadership positions.

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SLTs on the straight to residency pathway

As of Monday, 29 May 2023, 32 more health sector roles have been added to the Green List, and all Green List health roles are now on the Straight to Residence pathway. People are now eligible to apply under the new Green List criteria. Further information about these changes can be found on the Immigration New Zealand website.

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NZSTA Award Winners 2023

NZSTA award winners announced

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the NZSTA awards announced at the annual general meeting held on 27 April via Zoom webinar.

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Aspirations for speech-language therapy services provided to Māori following stroke

Megan Eustace, a PhD student at the University of Canterbury, describes her aspirations for speech-language therapy services provided to Māori following stroke.

Megan was awarded the Marion Saunders Trust Award for her project presented at the NZSTA Symposium.

 Read more from Megan in the Summer/Raumati edition of Communication Matters.

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