What Crocodile Dundee Never Told Us Speech-Language Pathology in Australia World View
World View  |   September 01, 1991
What Crocodile Dundee Never Told Us
 
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  • Vicki A. Reed
    Cumberland College of Health Sciences The University of Sydney, Australia
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World View   |   September 01, 1991
What Crocodile Dundee Never Told Us
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1991, Vol. 1, 11-12. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0101.11
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1991, Vol. 1, 11-12. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0101.11

Many of the same issues that confront American speech-language pathologists are present in Australia. Where differences exist, they reflect the history of the country and the profession and the population size. As I indicated at the beginning, these differences are mostly surface ones. At the deep structure, the quality of Australian speech-language pathologists compares favorably to that of American clinicians, and the professional association is committed to high standards of professional preparation and practice. In light of these significant similarities, perhaps speech-language pathologists can look forward to the day when professional associations across oceans find a mechanism for readily acknowledging international colleagues’ competencies. As the insightful Mr. Crocodile Dundee might say, "There’s more than one way to skin a wombat and still have everything be ridgy-didge, mate. Fair dinkum."

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