Speech Pathology Week seeks to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists with the 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability.
The theme for Speech Pathology Week in 2021 is: Communication is everyone's right.
Communication is a basic human right and Speech Pathology Week aims to increase awareness of this amongst Australians. Improving awareness of communication disability helps build a fairer society. Everyone deserves to be understood. It’s why communication is a right recognised in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 21 of the Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities.