Bea Staley

Bea Staley
Charles Darwin University | CDU · College of Health and Human Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Bea Staley is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University. Bea’s works relates broadly to issues of equity. Current research projects include a longitudinal study of families’ experiences supporting children with disabilities; a study of Standard Australian English grammar in a remote Northern Territory primary school; and the Rural Oral Language & Literacy Project. Bea is also a speech-language pathologist with interests in context, culture and collaboration in clinical service provision.
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Background: The need for communication-related services in sub-Saharan Africa to support individuals experiencing communication disability is a longstanding and well-documented situation. We posit the inequities highlighted by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) make this a relevant time for speech language therapists and the professional bodies th...
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This commentary article describes the clinical context in the Northern Territory, Australia, and the concerns and changes in practice brought forth by COVID-19. We provide an overview of the local response, which has included a shift to telepractice, and discuss the merits and potential issues of telepractice service provision in remote and very re...
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This clinical focus article describes speech-language pathology practices of one nongovernment organization in Western Kenya and the professional shifts brought about by COVID-19 in East Africa. This first-person account presents a local overview of the situation, including practical challenges, which are ongoing.
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Speech pathologists (SLPs) are routinely called on to develop and deliver culturally appropriate practices for working with Aboriginal clients. We posit that to create real change in practices with Aboriginal clients, we need to shift the focus beyond the individual clinician. Aboriginal community partners, researchers, academics and linguists need...
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Given the growing professional interest of speech-language pathologists (SLP) in global development work and the opportunities for minority world health providers to use their skills internationally, conversations about what SLPs do when working in majority world settings, and how they do it are imperative. This paper presents case studies of speec...
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Inclusive practices can be interpreted broadly as the ways in which we ensure that all students have an equitable education to optimise student learning outcomes, achievement and attendance. In this paper, Aboriginal pre-service teachers, all currently working towards their teaching degrees and all working as Aboriginal teaching assistants in North...
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Purpose In this article, we consider the literature on international student placements to contextualize and describe a 10-year relationship that enables speech-language pathology (SLP) students in their final year of studies at a Canadian university to complete a 10-week clinical placement with a nongovernmental organization in Kenya. Method This...
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This paper is a critical review of past and present languages policies in Australian schooling. We highlight the One Literacy movement that contravenes the human rights of Australia’s Aboriginal students. This in turn impacts students’ right to freedom of opinion and expression as stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. T...
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Mixed methodology holds considerable promise for the field of literacy research, yet it continues to be underrepresented in published research. The purpose of this study was to identify potential problems in conducting and publishing reports of mixed methods research in literacy. Predicated on a view of research as principled argument, we qualitati...
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Digital storytelling was used in a high school classroom in the Midwestern USA as a part of the curriculum for “non-university-bound” rural youth. Though described as “unengaged”, in this paper we illustrate the way this digital storytelling project redefined the teacher-student power relationship, and students responded by producing work that was...
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Vamp TV is an innovative educational program run by the Northern Territory (NT) School of Music. Vamp TV produce television programs every two weeks during the school term that are then shared with schools across the NT. I met with Rodney Balaam who works on Vamp TV to hear about the program, which curates school content sharing different activitie...
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The consequences of globalization include advances in technology and greater interactions among nations, as well as unpredictable world events and high levels of voluntary and involuntary movement of groups of people across national borders resulting in demographic shifts throughout the world. Also, due to globalization, professionals such as speec...

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The Rural Oral Language and Literacy (ROLL) Project is designed to work with parents and teachers of preschool and Transition students at three rural Primary Schools. The ROLL project is focused on the promotion of early speech, language and literacy environments to help our youngest students develop the skills they need to become confident and creative individuals, as well as successful lifelong learners.