David Trembath

David Trembath

Associate Professor Trembath is a speech pathologist at the forefront of research efforts addressing communication impairment in minimally verbal children with autism and other developmental disabilities. His program of multidisciplinary collaborative research, supported by fellowships and research grants over $2.8 million dollars, has challenged conventional thinking and practice for children, adolescents, and adults with lifelong disability and formed the basis of over 80 publications, reports, and guidelines. He led the writing of the Speech Pathology Australia Clinical Guideline on evidence-based assessment and intervention for individuals with autism, holds a range of university and industry appointments including Secretary of the Australasian Society for Autism Research, and is highly engaged in mentoring junior research and clinical colleagues. David’s research is characterised by large, community and industry embedded collaborative projects involving key partners including the AEIOU Foundation and the Nerang Alliance network of 7 schools and approximately 20 early childhood education centres, focused on addressing the most pressing community identified needs.