The Autumn 11 issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice has been mailed today, so subscribers can expect it through their door very soon!
Cover star Dan sustained a severe head injury in 2007, and Lindsay King describes how revisiting Melodic Intonation Therapy has helped his recovery. Our second 'How I manage acquired brain injury' contribution comes from Laura Flynn in Jersey and is written in memory of another inspiring client, Suzannah Pemberton.
The client-centred theme continues with Karen Leadbitter's reflection on empowering Rhys, a man in his thirties with Down's syndrome, to participate in training his own staff. Lynsey Paterson also concentrates on training, using a literature review to develop parent training following an autism diagnosis.
In the well received Journal Club, Jennifer Reid tackles critical appraisal of observational studies, and subscribers can download two associated frameworks from the members' area of www.speechmag.com. Sam Simpson & Cathy Sparkes continue their goal negotiation series, and include discussion of the thought-provoking Model of Change by Prochaska and DiClemente (1986).
In 2009, Louise Greenstock wrote an interim report on her PhD research into the use of graphic symbols in schools, and here she shares her final findings. These include a theoretical framework which looks as if it would be very helpful in practice.
Alison Roberts is back with 'Here's one I made earlier'. Her low cost and fun therapy suggestions for groups have proved so popular that Speechmark has released a book of them! Cynthia Pelman tells us about one of her top resources, Stern Structural Arithmetic, and Jan Broomfield explores the ethical issues raised when your new referral is the son of your Trust's Chief Executive Officer…
As well as reviews and editor's choice from the journals, we have brief contributions from Diana James about Paget Gorman Signed Speech, and a delightful snapshot of Nicola Grove's granddaughters talking about talking. As always there are great reader offers, including a Grow Words resource set, books from Plural Publishing and the recently released New Reynell Developmental Language Scales (NRDLS).
You can sign up for all 4 issues in the final year of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice. You will also receive the Winter 10 issue free, and get access to the members' area of www.speechmag.com until 29 February 2012.