Category Archives: Resources
How can we talk about photos in research and therapy?
Penny Tinkler presented an IIQM webinar this week, ‘Talking about photos: how does photo-elicitation work and how can we use it productively in research?’ She explained that photo-elicitation doesn’t always meet researchers’ expectations and so, in order to use it well, … Continue reading
Wired, tired or expired? A week of practice change @WeSpeechies
My week as ‘rotation curator’ of the @WeSpeechies handle on Twitter is coming to an end. The tweetchat on our topic ‘Making a change in your practice – what does it take #WeSpeechies?’ generated a particularly wide range of perspectives. This blog post is a chance for me to … Continue reading
Manualised interventions – can they help us change practice?
“The profession of speech therapy in Great Britain has never taken kindly to the construction of stereotyped programmes of treatment. It perceives therapy to be a creative process in which procedures are used with considerable selectivity.” This introduction to Jennifer Warner, … Continue reading
Smoothing the way for practice change
Journal Clubs are becoming popular as a way for teams to look together at research evidence and decide if practice needs to change as a result. But do we give enough thought to what happens next? Introducing and getting familiar with … Continue reading
What does it take to make a practice change, #WeSpeechies?
Making a change in your practice – what does it take? This is the theme for Twitter’s @WeSpeechies from 20th-26th April 2014, when I will be taking a turn to curate. An hour-long #WeSpeechies tweetchat on Tuesday 22nd at 8pm (BST) includes 5 questions … Continue reading
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 – … Continue reading
Prime and Predigest revisited: techniques to improve writing for publication
Having offered a number of workshops over the years on writing for publication (one written up as ‘Prime and Predigest’), it was a real treat for me to be on the receiving end of a 2 day course on academic … Continue reading
Animation Therapy videos to improve narrative in older children with language impairment
Readers of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice will be interested to see these short videos accompanying an article about Animation Therapy in the Winter 11 issue. Animation Therapy is a hybrid of skill based and naturalistic activities aimed at … Continue reading
In Giving Voice we are proud to be speech and language therapists
I have watched with admiration as the Giving Voice campaign has spread the message across the UK that speech and language therapy transforms lives. Having been active in both Speak Weeks (circa 1987 and 1990) and the rather oddly named … Continue reading
Penultimate issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice now out
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 … Continue reading