The Summer 11 issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice magazine was mailed to subscribers on Friday and Saturday, so should be with you very soon.
As well as the second instalment in the new goal negotiation series and an 'In Brief' contribution that puts the accent on aphasia, we have an uplifting story of the evolution and impact of a total communication project across Devon. In 'Journal Club', Jen Reid provides a framework for critical appraisal of intervention studies, while 'Boundary Issues' looks at the ethics of new professional roles.
We hear about a collaborative project with a children's centre and library service in an area of deprivation, which seems to highlight the benefits of targeting training on selected individuals. We also get a glimpse into the speech, language and communication needs of prisoners completing community sentences.
The cover feature is on using the evidence in dysphagia management. Hannah Crawford and Julie Bake explain why they have moved away from previous practice and introduced oral taster programmes with people with learning disabilities who gain their nutrition via PEG, while Celia Harding and colleagues use a problem solving framework to support appropriate intervention for infants and children with early feeding, eating and drinking difficulties.
We have reader offers for Photosymbols 4, I CAN Secondary Talk narrative and a Grow Words resource set, as well as Editor's Choice, three pages of reviews and 'Here's one I made earlier' on encouraging clients to make their own books. As always it is good to the very last page, where Kate Balzer shares some of the ideas for working with people with dementia from a SIGDOM therapy swapshop.