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The department is looking for qualified speech pathology providers to join our list of external providers.
Speech pathology provides support for children and young people who present with speech, language and communication needs.
Speech pathologists will have the capabilities and capacity to deliver on work outlined in the external provider process. This includes assessments and recommendations for students presenting with:
- limited functional communication
- severe and complex speech sound disorders
- language disorders causing significant functional impact.
Read the external providers information pack (PDF 192KB) for information and instructions on how to apply.
Applications close Friday 19 August.
To request an application form, contact Naomi Oxford on education.externalproviderpanel [at] sa.gov.au or 0418 474 672.
For further information about the external provider process, contact Claire Olsson-Jones on education.externalproviderpanel [at] sa.gov.au or 8366 8824.
Opportunities to apply for 2023 will be available later in the year.
Our external provider selection panel will assess applications to make sure they meet all business, clinical and accessibility requirements. The panel will nominate suitable applicants to be included on the external provider list.
Once on the list, providers will be allocated casework. This generally occurs each term.
The Student Support Services (SSS) team works in partnership with schools, preschools and families for children and young people who have particular educational support needs.
SSS is exploring a range of approaches to extend the accessibility of speech pathology services. One approach is to pilot a list of approved external providers.
We’re creating the list of external speech pathology providers to address chronic workflow issues and improve state-wide access for children and young people.
It will assist in the identification of complex communication barriers that are impeding learning and participation in the curriculum, with the intention of strengthening inclusion and optimising students’ learning potential.
Our review and improvement of SSS delivery models to better support students aligns with our One in Four Reform program and Country Education Strategy.
Student Support Services
Phone: 8226 1547
Email: Education.ExternalProviderPanel [at] sa.gov.au