Category Archives: Voluntary organisations

4 bursary places at No Mind Left Behind conference to benefit cash-strapped speech and language therapy departments

You're hearing it here first! In recognition of the vital part that speech and language therapists play in the field of learning difficulties, Mindroom is offering the profession 4 free places at the forthcoming major international conference No Mind Left Behind. The … Continue reading

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Learn with rhyme and help children shine – I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge 2011

I love reading and singing, but there is something uniquely special about books and songs for children. While we're now on to Tolkien's The Two Towers as a bedtime story, it's not so many years since I knew several Julia Donaldson rhyming picture … Continue reading

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Supporting people with aphasia to volunteer: useful publications

Do you encourage or support people with aphasia to volunteer? This topic was explored in the article 'Any volunteers?' in the Winter 10 issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice. Carole Cross of Connect has been in touch to alert readers to two … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapist Annabel Bosanquet

I was saddened to learn via the Voice Care Network UK of the recent death of speech and language therapist Annabel Bosanquet. Annabel worked in independent practice as a voice specialist. Coming from a background in the theatre, she was also a … Continue reading

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Contact a Family Directory lists information on 430 disabilities and health conditions

I still remember the first time I heard about autism, when a parent came to talk to our Guide Company over 30 years ago. As a new graduate, I read up on Neurofibromatosis, which affected one of my young clients. A few … Continue reading

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‘Hello’ to the National Year of Communication

Tsars, supremos, working parties, interdepartmental committees, royal commissions – it's easy for 'Yes, Prime Minister' (Gielgud Theatre, London) to be cynical. While the playwrights have a point, I had just come from a Communication Trust reception at the House of Commons which … Continue reading

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Training people with learning disabilities to tell stories

“Stories give meaning to our lives – we are storytelling creatures who are constantly reviewing and interpreting our experiences and making link with what has happened to others” (Storytracks, 2009) Lesley Johnson used this quote to open an article about … Continue reading

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