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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.

 

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

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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Language Medicine & Life Sciences
language Social Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Language Medicine & Life Sciences
Censuses Medicine & Life Sciences
speaking Social Sciences
Cultural Competency Medicine & Life Sciences
community Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)
Research Design
Language
Students
university
student

Ethnography

Howe, T., Verdon, S., Easton, C. & Geiger, M., 2019, Qualitative research in communication disorders : An introductory guide for students and clinicians. Lyons, R. & McAllister, L. (eds.). Surrey, UK: J and R Press, p. 91-115 25 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference book

Motivation
Language
participation
lack
language
speaking
language
social benefits
first generation
multilingualism

Multilingualism and speech sound disorders

McLeod, S. & Verdon, S., 2019, The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. Damico, J. S. & Ball, M. J. (eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA.: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 1203-1206 4 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

multilingualism
language
expert
dialect
community

Prizes

Bloorview Pursuit Award

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 05 May 2015

Prize

disability
childhood
student

Most Outstanding Thesis

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 16 Dec 2015

Prize: Award

education

NSW/ACT Young Achiever of The Year

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 23 Mar 2015

Prize: Award

leadership
science

Activities 2013 2017

  • 6 Workshop/course/forum
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation

Pathways to culturally competent practice with multilingual children

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
23 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumIndustry

Pathways to Cultural Competence

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumIndustry

Holland Bloorview Pursuit Awards

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

Enhancing practice with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumIndustry

NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Languages and Culture Forum

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumIndustry