Manager, Research & Advocacy
In 2017, Shaun Ziegenfusz was appointed to the new role of Manager, Research & Advocacy. He is a certified practicing speech pathologist with a Master of Special Education (Early Childhood & Leadership) degree. Shaun is currently undertaking a Higher Degree in Research at Griffith University, where he is investigating the educational needs of students with Developmental Language Disorder. He will be undertaking a multi-phased project by initially reviewing the current education research for students with DLD before surveying and interviewing key stakeholders, such as educators, allied health professionals, parents and students.
Shaun has extensive experience in working with children with Developmental Language Disorder. At Speech & Language Development Australia he is responsible for research into the delivery of education and therapeutic programs for young people with Developmental Language Disorder, making recommendations based on current research and developing innovative changes to programs to ensure service delivery is optimal.