Preserving the Speech & Language Therapy in Practice archive

Speech & Language Therapy in Practice magazine came to a close at the end of 2011, but its legacy is a wealth of archive material reflecting the growth of the profession.

Being aware of the practical value of the articles – and knowing full well the blood, sweat and tears that go into writing them – I was keen to preserve the archive as a freely accessible resource. As a result, anyone can now access the magazine from 1997-2011, and all complementary material that was previously only available to subscribers via the speechmag website.

Saving and indexing all the articles has been a mammoth task, and there is still work to do. For example, although articles are available individually from 2002, the years 1997-2001 are only accessible at the moment as complete issues.

The archive is hosted on an external site called Scribd, which bills itself as the world’s largest online library. You can search the entire archive from within the Speech & Language Therapy in Practice profile on Scribd. We have also grouped some articles into ‘collections‘ – for example, My Top Resources, Winning Ways, Here’s one I made earlier, How I – to make it easier for you to explore them.

Please enjoy the archive, and encourage your colleagues to do the same. And if you are sharing any information about it via Twitter, use the hashtag #speechmag.

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