Information related to research interest "Indigenous child language and literacy"

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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Associate Professor Wendy Pearce

    Wendy Pearce is an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology in the School of Allied Health and Speech Pathology Course Coordinator for the North Sydney campus. Her teaching, research and clinical experience has primarily focussed on assessment and intervention for children with speech and language disorders. Wendy's recent research interests have focused on expanding knowledge of the language skills of Indigenous Australian children, with a view to improving identification of language delay/impairment in this population. She is also interested in service delivery approaches for children with speech and language disorders, particularly in schools and early childhood settings. As a university educator, Wendy is interested in how students develop the academic and clinical competencies that are required for entry into the speech pathology profession.

    Previously, Wendy was a senior lecturer at James Cook University in Townsville (Queensland) from 2005 to 2014, where she was instrumental in implementing a new speech pathology program as the inaugural Head of Speech Pathology from 2005-2009. She gained a PhD from Flinders University in 2007 and has over 20 years prior experience working as a speech pathologist with children in early childhood settings and schools in South Australia. Wendy also served as a member of the Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland (registration) from 2008 to 2013, and maintains membership of Speech Pathology Australia as a certified practising speech pathologist (CPSP). Wendy is also an Associate Member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia.

    Phone : 2597 (North Sydney) Email : wendy.pearce@acu.edu.au

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