Kia Ora From Aotearoa! Greetings from New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud! It is with great pleasure that I submit a contribution to this newsletter on our educational programs. The shape of education and clinical practice in speech and language, and in particular swallowing, has evolved remarkably in recent years ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
Kia Ora From Aotearoa!
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  • Maggie Lee Huckabee
    The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / International & Global / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2002
Kia Ora From Aotearoa!
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2002, Vol. 11, 12-15. doi:10.1044/sasd11.3.12
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2002, Vol. 11, 12-15. doi:10.1044/sasd11.3.12
Greetings from New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud! It is with great pleasure that I submit a contribution to this newsletter on our educational programs. The shape of education and clinical practice in speech and language, and in particular swallowing, has evolved remarkably in recent years in this small Pacific country.
First a bit of geography will set the context. The three islands of New Zealand are located in the Pacific Ocean just southwest of Australia and lay almost exactly halfway between the equator and the South Pole. If one were to lay New Zealand along the east coast of the United States, it would extend from the northern tip of Maine to the bottom of North Carolina. However, the islands are relatively long and thin, with no inland location being more than 110 km, or 68 miles, from the ocean. New Zealand is likely best known for its physical beauty, and is thus supported heavily by a thriving tourism industry. Further economic support is provided through Agriculture and Horticulture, with sheep farming and forestry predominating.
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