SAC Webinar: Navigating New Frontiers: The Promise and Challenge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Acquired Communication Disability

Presented By Emma Power, PhD, BAppSc (Hons1, University Medal), CPSP FSPAA


Access to SAC webinars and webcasts are an exclusive benefit of SAC membership.

  • This webinar will be recorded and will be available as a webcast in our webcast library within a week of the live event.


Intended Audience
  • speech-language pathologists
  • communication health assistants
  • students
This Session Pertains To:
  • Adult (18-64)
  • Senior (65+)
  • Introductory – Assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.


This 2-hour webinar will outline clinically focused applications of AI relevant to speech pathologists/students/researchers interested in Acquired Communication Disability. It will showcase a diverse range of practical examples of how AI text, image and video generation can be applied to language, speech, and cognitive-communication disability. Important cautions and policy considerations will be addressed and discussed with participants.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define AI and GenAI.
  • Describe key findings from relevant health and speech pathology literature.
  • Describe use cases for various types of diverse AI tools (e.g., CHATGPT, DALLE-3, Heygen, Yoodli etc) to support preparation of assessment and treatment as well as direct opportunities for use with clients.
  • Identify opportunities and cautions of AI more broadly and in working with clients with acquired communication disability.
  • This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs.
Cancellation Policy
  • Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper as soon as possible.
  • Zoom is used to host this webinar. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.
  • We suggest you DO NOT use a Wi‑Fi connection to view the webinar as it can be unreliable and you may lose connectivity during the presentation.


Emma Power, PhD, BAppSc (Hons1, University Medal), CPSP FSPAA

Emma is a speech pathologist and academic at the University of Technology Sydney who has worked in the area of neurogenic communication impairments following acquired brain injury for over 26 years. She is internationally recognised for her specific expertise is in digital health, communication partner training, communication accessibility and inclusion with a focus on implementation science and stakeholder co-design. She has provided keynote talks in Australia, and internationally on Tech-mediated communication and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in neurogenic communication disability. Emma has over 136 peer-reviewed publications, $22.5+ million in grant funding and supervised 69 research students. She was awarded Fellowship of Speech Pathology Australia in 2023. She is known for her engaging and practical seminars designed to assist clinicians with critical thinking and implementation of knowledge into practice.

Registration Fees

SAC Members & Associates* FREE
Non-Members Not eligible
* All registered participants must be SAC members/associates.
Registration closes on June 4 at 12:00 noon (ET).

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