Category Archives: Learning disability

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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Contact a Family Directory lists information on 430 disabilities and health conditions

I still remember the first time I heard about autism, when a parent came to talk to our Guide Company over 30 years ago. As a new graduate, I read up on Neurofibromatosis, which affected one of my young clients. A few … Continue reading

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Training people with learning disabilities to tell stories

“Stories give meaning to our lives – we are storytelling creatures who are constantly reviewing and interpreting our experiences and making link with what has happened to others” (Storytracks, 2009) Lesley Johnson used this quote to open an article about … Continue reading

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Off We Go! with Signed Stories

ITV’s Signed Stories have signed up Avril Webster, author of the Off We Go! series. You can see ‘Going to Buy Clothes’ being signed here. Avril’s inspiration for the series came from her son Stephen’s love of books. Stephen has … Continue reading

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Circle time opportunities for speech and language therapists

My sons' primary school had Circle Time guru Jenny Mosley running their in-service today. When volunteers were sought from the primary sixes and sevens I persuaded my older son to go in, albeit reluctantly. (He looked a bit skeptical when I … Continue reading

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Creating creativity – Bible Stories in Cockney Rhyming Slang

Readers of Keith Park's article 'Extra! Extra! Read all about it!' in the Winter 09 issue will enjoy this video about his work: Keith tells me that further performances are planned at Canterbury Cathedral (January 20th and April 28th 2010), Westminster Abbey (February … Continue reading

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