Category Archives: Phonetics / phonology

Voice banking to preserve the freedom of speech

More on voice banking, a subject I posted on a year ago when Laurence Brewer was interviewed for Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. This time there was a Scottish flavour to another Radio 4 programme ‘Giving the Critic Back His Voice’, … Continue reading

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Article on speech sound disorders course posted as Caroline Bowen receives special award

By happy coincidence, I completed a new article reflecting on two days immersed in speech sound disorders with international expert Caroline Bowen just as Caroline was awarded life membership of Speech Pathology Australia at its National Conference in Darwin. She … Continue reading

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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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Better Communication Research Programme needs input from practising therapists

What interventions do you offer children with speech, language and communication needs, and what outcomes are you looking for? The Better Communication Research Programme team is looking for speech and language therapists to respond to a survey about practice. The closing … Continue reading

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Voice banking for people with degenerative diseases

Radio 4's Word of Mouth this week interviewed Laurence Brewer. Laurence has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and is in the process of banking his voice to create his unique synthesised version for future use. Laurence says that, although the idea of voice … 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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