Category Archives: Speech and language development

Practice change in speech and language therapy: from PhD thesis to Plain English

It’s embarrassing as a speech and language therapist to admit this: I find it difficult to communicate the findings of my PhD in a way that can be easily understood. My thesis is open access, but access doesn’t make it … Continue reading

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Ralli round to raise awareness of specific language impairment

"Ralli likes computer games, playing with her friends in the park, and smoky bacon flavoured crisps – BUT Ralli also sometimes finds talking difficult, and she doesn't always understand the words people say. Ralli wants to tell you what this … Continue reading

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Family Action praise preventative Home Talk intervention for children at risk of language delay

Family Action have been in touch to let me know about some promising targeted work they are doing with late talking 2 year olds. The charity provides over 100 community based services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families across England. … Continue reading

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Communication Champion’s final report shows communication is everyone’s business

Despite her two year term as Communication Champion officially ending in December, Jean Gross was up with the lark this morning for a 5 minute slot on the Daybreak sofa to talk about ‘testing’ of 2 years olds. Having read … Continue reading

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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

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‘New dimensions’ online report from the Child Language Seminar 2011

The final issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice has been signed off for printing, so will be mailed out to subscribers the week beginning 5 December. Meantime, you can access a new, free, online-only article written to accompany … 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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