Category Archives: Conferences

Major conferences in 2011 and how to get there

With training budgets severely constrained, it is likely UK speech and language therapists will have to use some ingenuity to access funds for major conferences in 2011. If you're not quite ready to have a car boot sale or go … Continue reading

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‘Hello’ to the National Year of Communication

Tsars, supremos, working parties, interdepartmental committees, royal commissions – it's easy for 'Yes, Prime Minister' (Gielgud Theatre, London) to be cynical. While the playwrights have a point, I had just come from a Communication Trust reception at the House of Commons which … Continue reading

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Making a succinct case for speech and language therapy

Last week I heard Mike Inglis, the newly appointed Governor of Polmont Young Offenders Institution, make a succinct case for speech and language therapy. Mike was speaking at a Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) study day on effectiveness … Continue reading

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Sharing good practice and giving voice to people with speech, language, communication and swallowing needs

Being honest, I wasn't too sure when I read the programme for the RCSLT Scotland day on 26th August that I would particularly enjoy it, other than as an all too rare opportunity to catch up with colleagues in person. How wrong could I … Continue reading

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Free conversing with Sharynne McLeod article now available

Being a speech-language pathologist herself, internationally renowned educator, researcher and editor Sharynne McLeod knows how much our profession likes to talk. During a study day in Bristol in July (‘Speech Sound Disorders in Children – Seminar for SLTs’), Sharynne made … Continue reading

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Caroline Bowen brings her 2 day speech sound disorders workshop to the UK

I can’t believe it was as long ago as 2002 that Australian speech-language pathologist Caroline Bowen compiled her top ten child speech resources for Speech & Language Therapy in Practice. I have “known” Caroline¬†virtually¬†for many years, and enjoy her humourous … Continue reading

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Conference for health professionals on paediatric gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

The charity 'Living with reflux' is running a conference to ensure health professionals working with young children – including speech and language therapists - have sufficient information to identify the condition and refer on for treatment. Speech and language therapist Analou … Continue reading

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North Wales speech and language therapy event and article

I am heading off to Wales tomorrow for an Afasic Cymru event ‘Communication Counts’ on Friday. I will have a stand in the exhibition hall, but the main reason for going is that I am doing one to one sessions … Continue reading

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Sandwell speech and language therapy on show

A new article, freely available on the speechmag website, aims to inspire speech and language therapy departments to consider taking part in trade exhibitions as exhibitors rather than visitors.  In 'Sandwell on show', Jane Oates and Diana McQueen of Sandwell PCT … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapists and teachers of the deaf – ‘Communicating clearly together’

Reader Sue Hamrouge gave me a call to ask if I would alert readers to a forthcoming conference to promote collaborative working between speech and language therapists who work with deaf people, and teachers of the deaf. The conference is … Continue reading

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