Category Archives: Web/Tech

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

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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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Identifying and supporting ‘Other ways of speaking’ to ensure everyone can have a voice

Gesure, signing, symbols, boards and books, adapted computers and Voice Output Communication Aids -  in the words of the Hello campaign, 'Other Ways of Speaking' that ensure everyone can have a voice. My final year project 23 years ago was … Continue reading

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Going for a coffee – aids, prototypes and service developments for people with aphasia

Back in 2001, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice featured an article ‘Imprints of the mind’ about a group of people with aphasia from Dundee who had participated in an exciting research project ‘Expression’. Christine Kingsley (then Farrell), who lectures in Design at … Continue reading

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SpeechQuest takes speech and language therapy online

The internet is now an integral part of our everyday lives. We take it for granted that if we want answers we will get them online. But virtual speech and language therapy as a form of service delivery? Could that help … Continue reading

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Speechmag blog is Speechwoman’s ‘Site of the Month’

What a great start to my day – an e-mail from Caroline Bowen telling me that the speechmag blog has been awarded the Speechwoman 'Site of the Month' award for January 2010! Along with speechmag, Caroline's renowned website is one … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapy using Skype – research update

Reader Rebecca Matthews has sent me her annual newsletter, which includes a report on progress with her PhD research into delivering therapy to children over the internet via Skype. Rebecca was motivated to investigate service delivery by videoconferencing to save fuel and make the most of clinical time … Continue reading

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