Category Archives: Writing for publication

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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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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Shine a light to recognise good practice in children’s communication and inspire others

I know from all the articles I receive that speech and language therapists put a great deal of thought, imagination and effort into providing the best possible service to clients in challenging circumstances, and that sharing their experience really inspires others. … Continue reading

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Music, Melodic Intonation Therapy and Giving Voice

"We found music provided an opportunity for people to express themselves and interact in a poignant way…This has given us food for thought about the link between communication, music and movement." So say the speech and language therapy team for … Continue reading

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Therapy ideas – a collaborative web resource

While editing an article today, I went to check something online. I didn't find what I was looking for, but I did come across a really interesting blog and ideas-sharing website run by speech and language therapist Rhiannan Walton. Rhiannan's blog very … Continue reading

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Copyright and the Publishers Licensing Society

When you photocopy an article or book chapter, or cut and paste sections or download pictures from a website, are you infringing copyright? As with everything, "it depends". Many organisations, including the NHS and schools, pay the Copyright Licensing Agency a negotiated amount to … Continue reading

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Free conversing with Sharynne McLeod article now available

Being a speech-language pathologist herself, internationally renowned educator, researcher and editor Sharynne McLeod knows how much our profession likes to talk. During a study day in Bristol in July (‘Speech Sound Disorders in Children – Seminar for SLTs’), Sharynne made … Continue reading

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