SLP Global News

The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf highlights Crucial developments in Audiology: How will they affect Teachers of the Deaf? See http://www.batod.org.uk/index.php?id=/articles/audiology/magazine/crucia...

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Facebook is a discussion haven for many speech pathologist. Speech Pathologists at Large receives posts from SLPs around the world. If you are a Facebook user or want to be, just login or register and search for them via the search tool or under "groups". Last we checked posts from Australia, Germany, England and, of course, USA on a wide range of topics, grants, SLP programs, CFYs, specific disorders, and conferences.

European Conference

SLP's Hold European Scientific Congress (from ASHA Leader, 2/10/09)
"Comite Permanent et Liasion des Orthophonistes (CPLOL), the European professional organization of speech-language pathologists, will hold a scientific congress May 14-16, 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Thirty-one speech-language organizations in 28 European countries representing more that 60,000 professionals are involved in the organization. The goal for the meeting is to "bridge the gap between science and clinical practice in speech-language treatment by offering a platform to exchange scientific information and therapeutic experience." The theme is Speech Language Therapy in Europe: Sharing Good Clinical Practice, and will include keynotes by Cristina Caselli of Italy on child language disorders; Hilde Chantrain of Belgium on initial education of speech-language pathologists in Europe; and Alexandrea John of the UK on treatment outcome measures."
For more information visit: www.cplol.eu/congress2009

2009 UNICEF STATE OF THE WORLD'S CHILDREN and HUMANITARIAN REPORT RELEASED. The State of the World's Children 2009 Report addresses maternal mortality, one of the most intractable problems for development work.The Humanitarian report tracks current conflict, climate and hunger across the world.

Most of us who work with children through any service have developed sensitivities toward the status of children worldwide. On January 27, 2009, this year's Humanitarian Action Report was launched at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. UNICEF is appealing for just over $1 billion to help women and children caught up in emergencies all over the world. The report compels us to think about how we can help.

Humanitarian Report: http://www.unicef.org/har/index_index.html
Report on Children: http://www.unicef.org/sowc09/report/report.php
For other "Facts on Children" from UNICEF go to: http://www.unicef.org/media/media_fastfacts.html

GLOBE AWARE Adventures in Service
Professionals approaching the end of their career often seek new volunteer opportunities to expand their horizons or bring new interests to their existing jobs. Globe Aware, a nonprofit organization, currently offers volunteer vacations in Peru, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cuba, Nepal, Brazil, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Jamaica, Romania, Ghana, Mexico, and China . These short-term (one week) adventures in service focus on cultural-awareness and sustainability, and are often compared to a "mini peace corps". All program costs, including the cost of airfare, are tax-deductible. Globe Aware is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt charity. Chance to participate with no fee.

You need no special skills nor do you need to speak any foreign language. These programs are equally appropriate for the solo traveler to multigenerational family travel, corporate groups and more. Immerse yourself in a new culture. Enjoy befriending people in new and interesting countries and experience the reward of helping them on meaningful community projects.
http://www.globeaware.org/

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 6 October 2008 As part of a UNICEF initiative, Speech therapist Samad Shoev assists Aziza, 3, who reportedly has autism, in correctly pronouncing various vowels. The program also has early childhood programs that combines children with disabilities with those who aren't disabled.

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Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) welcomes Government's commitment of $190 million for Autism Support Services, October 2007 http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/Content.aspx?p=220

Also of interest on the international front, Dr Caroline Bowen, joint founder of an independent Speech Pathology Group Practice in Gordon (Sydney, Australia)devotes a page on her website to SLP oppportunities abroad.
http://members.tripod.com/Caroline_Bowen/slpworld.htm

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Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (CASLPA)
December 17, 2007 - Toy Safety Legislation Announcement

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement today on product safety, the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) is urging the government to include noise as an important element of toy safety when product safety guidelines are being revised.

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Speech services review under way in the United Kingdom

In Britain, people's views are being sought for a major review of services for children who have difficulties with communication, speech and language.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7046704.stm

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China to hold International Conference
The Second China International Conference on Speech Therapy will be held from June 27-29, 2009 in Qingdao, P.R. China, as an international conference of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association, Rehabilitation Medical Doctor Branch, the Beijing Rehabilitation Medical Association, Hearing and Speech Branch, and the University of Minnesota Duluth. The major purpose of this conference is bring together speech-language pathologists, and related clinical rehabilitation professionals from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, and the United States to discuss clinical applications dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, hearing, language, and swallowing disorders. Call for Papers and Registration:
http://www.d.umn.edu/csd/china/index.htm

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INTERNATIONAL

ASHA's list of international organizations
http://www.asha.org/about/membership-certification/international/intl_as...

Jobs Overseas (posted 4/08)

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST NEEDED IN SEOUL, KOREA.
LIVE AND WORK OVERSEAS! EXCELLENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS!
Join Sterling Medical for this exciting Speech Language Pathologist position assisting military beneficiaries and their families in Seoul, Korea. Please send your resume to Suzanne Barton at sbarton@sterlingmedcorp.com

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST NEEDED IN GERMANY.
LIVE AND WORK OVERSEAS! EXCELLENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS!
Join Sterling Medical for this exciting Speech Language Pathologist position assisting military beneficiaries and their families in Germany. Please send your resume to Suzanne Barton at sbarton@sterlingmedcorp.com

Suzanne Barton
Sterling Medical Corp | 411 Oak Street | Cincinnati Ohio 45219
T: 513-984-1800| F: 513-984-4909
www.sterlingmedcorp.com | www.sterlingoverseas.com
sbarton@sterlingmedcorp.com