All third year speech pathology students are teamed with families who have at least one child with an issue of communication. Throughout the year, students work with the family, the teachers of the child, and the child itself, to provide a full assessment and intervention service. The parents pay a small fee for this service to the Cooinda Family Support Service, a local NGO. This fee pays for the clinical supervision of the students for the duration of the project. Up to 20 families with a child/children with disabilities can receive speech therapy services per annum, and the partnership is sustainable because of the numbers of families with children with disabilities in the region.

Contact- rbeecham@csu.edu.au.