August 2014 marks the first birthday of #slp2bchat! The first chat took place during Speech Pathology Week in 2013. It was themed #starttheconversation and garnered a great response from #slp2b. 811 Tweets were sent and 120 participants were involved.
This year, Speech Pathology Australia released the following announcement of SP week.
In a world where everybody speaks, imagine if you could not? Well, that’s the challenge that confronts over 1.1 million Australians every single day! The challenge that Speech Pathology Australia is highlighting during Speech Pathology Week 2014.
Speech Pathology Week will run from 24-30 August with the theme: ‘Nation for Communication’.
During the week, speech pathologists all across the country are aiming to make Australia a ‘Nation for Communication’ by increasing the understanding of communication disorders and how they impact on people’s lives.
For this #slp2bchat in August, we will have a discussion about #ICP2014. Please join in to share your experience and ask questions to peers. It will take place on Monday the 28th of July at 8pm AEST.
The chat will follow the structure below:
8:00pm: Everyone introduce themselves and say hi!
8:05pm: T1. Were you ever involved with advocacy or raising the profile of communication disorders?
8:20pm: T2. What part do you think #slp2b can play in advocacy? Are there any barriers to involvement?
8:35pm: T3. How are you celebrating #SPweek and will you post a pic?
8:45pm: T4. What positive changes would you like to see as a result out of #SPweek and #ICP2014?
9:00pm: The chat will end. Feel free to continue the conversation if you wish!
Please don’t hesitate to ask for help if you are new to Twitter; send a tweet to the moderators Danielle and Lilli to get your questions answered. When writing Tweets during/about the chat, please do not forget to add #SLP2Bchat to ensure that people see your tweets!
We look forward to catching up this Monday 26th May at 8pm! (AEST)