Sarah Verdon


  • Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Pathology, Community Health
  • Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Gordan Beavan Building

    2640 Albury


  • 102 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

Personal profile

Personal profile

The overarching goal of my research is to inform the development of high quality, equitable, culturally appropriate health and education services to facilitate positive engagement in society and equity of opportunity for all.
My program of research has two main foci:
(1) To investigate and support the speech, language and literacy development of culturally and linguistically diverse children. I am specifically engaged in research involving families from migrant, refugee and Indigenous backgrounds.
(2) To facilitate the development of culturally competent professionals and workplaces that support people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in safe and respectful spaces that positive lifelong outcomes.



Cultural competence

Multilingual and multicultural practice

Children with speech, language, and communication needs

Autism in young children

Early years education

Speech-language pathology 

Education / Academic qualification

Speech-language pathology/early childhood education, Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University

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Research Output 2011 2017

  • 102 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 5 Commissioned report
  • 1 Featured article
  • 1 Doctoral/Master's Thesis

Tutorial: Speech assessment for multilingual children who do not speak the same language(s) as the speech-language pathologist

International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech, Crowe, K., Hopf, S., McCormack, J. & Masso, S. 2017 In : American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Speech Sound Disorder

Why support diversity in early childhood?

Verdon, S. 2017 Early Learning Review

Research output: ResearchFeatured article

Open Access

Clinical guideline: Working in a culturally and linguistically diverse society

Verdon, S., Armstrong, H., Basso, R., Blake, H., Crowe, K., Heine, C., Hopf, S., Huang, A., McLeod, S., Pham, B., Walker-Smith, K. & Webster, K. 2016 Speech Pathology Australia.

Research output: ResearchCommissioned report

Cultural and linguistic diversity in speech-language pathology

Verdon, S., Blake, H., Hopf, S., Pham, B. & McLeod, S. 2016 In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 18, 2, p. 109-110 2 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


Bloorview Pursuit Award

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 05 May 2015

Prize/Award: Prize

Most Outstanding Thesis

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 16 Dec 2015

Prize/Award: Award

NSW/ACT Young Achiever of The Year

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 23 Mar 2015

Prize/Award: Award

Activities 2013 2017

  • 7 Invited talk