Category Archives: Speech and Language Therapy

Making memories: equal pay and learning about oral history

This (10th November) is Equal Pay Day 2016, the point in the year when women in Britain effectively stop earning relative to men. I’ve just come across an abridged oral history from 2006 reflecting on the fifteen year equal value … Continue reading

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Presenting research findings: Tales of the unexpected

A friend getting ready for her viva was given a great bit of advice: there will always be something unexpected which you can only prepare for by accepting it will happen. I was reminded of this following my first experience … Continue reading

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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

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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

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How do speech and language therapists go about doing their work, and why do they do it that way?

Although my PhD is in the field of implementation, I have a somewhat uneasy relationship with the word. According to WordReference.com, its etymology can be traced back to Late Latin, meaning ‘a filling up’ in the sense of completion, satisfaction or … Continue reading

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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

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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

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