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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.

 

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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Research Output 2011 2018

Consciousness
consciousness
Cultural Competency
Education
Interviews
5 Citations

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

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech, Crowe, K., Hopf, S., McCormack, J. & Masso, S., 2017, In : American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 26, 3, p. 691-708 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
language
Pathologists
Speech Sound Disorder

Why support diversity in early childhood?

Verdon, S., 2017, Early Learning Review.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

Open Access
childhood
linguistics
community
evidence
education

Prizes

Bloorview Pursuit Award

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 05 May 2015

Prize/Award: Prize

disability
childhood
student

Most Outstanding Thesis

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 16 Dec 2015

Prize/Award: Award

education

NSW/ACT Young Achiever of The Year

Sarah Verdon (Recipient), 23 Mar 2015

Prize/Award: Award

leadership
science

Activities 2013 2017

  • 7 Invited talk

Pathways to culturally competent practice with multilingual children: Translating theory into practice

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
23 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Pathways to Cultural Competence

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Celebrating and supporting Indigenous children’s language diversity and competence

Sarah Verdon (Speaker)
2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

'VietSpeech' project to deliver for Australia

Sharynne McLeod, Sarah Verdon & Cen Wang

27/06/1828/06/18

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

‘VietSpeech’ project to deliver for Australia

Sharynne McLeod, Sarah Verdon, Van Tran, Ben Pham & Andrew Vann

27/06/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Honeymoon surprise for Sarah

Sarah Verdon

01/04/15

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Children's learning is Sarah's passion

Sarah Verdon

22/11/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media