Category Archives: Speech and Language Therapy

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

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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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Life and times of a speaking wifie

Catherine Hollingworth may have been a visionary and steely pioneer of the speech and language therapy profession, but in the small Scottish town where she was born she was known straightforwardly as ‘the speaking wifie’. As part of a drive … Continue reading

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Pam Enderby recognised for lifetime aphasia contribution

I was delighted to hear today that Professor Pam Enderby has been given The Robin Tavistock Award 2012 in recognition of her significant lifetime contribution to the field of aphasia.  In announcing the award, the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia recognise … 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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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

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The communication and interaction skills of speech and language therapists applied more widely to healthcare

As speech and language therapists we are highly attuned to interaction. We recognise the link between communication competence and how people feel about themselves. Many of our interventions encourage ‘significant others’ to make changes to their communication. This gives our … 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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