Tag Archives: communication

Questions of efficacy, effectiveness and implementation

When doing research in an applied field such as speech and language therapy, different sorts of questions are needed depending on what you are trying to understand. As with all attempts at categorisation, the following question types have fuzzy and overlapping boundaries. However, in … 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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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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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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Major conferences in 2011 and how to get there

With training budgets severely constrained, it is likely UK speech and language therapists will have to use some ingenuity to access funds for major conferences in 2011. If you're not quite ready to have a car boot sale or go … Continue reading

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Better Communication Research Programme needs input from practising therapists

What interventions do you offer children with speech, language and communication needs, and what outcomes are you looking for? The Better Communication Research Programme team is looking for speech and language therapists to respond to a survey about practice. The closing … Continue reading

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Making a succinct case for speech and language therapy

Last week I heard Mike Inglis, the newly appointed Governor of Polmont Young Offenders Institution, make a succinct case for speech and language therapy. Mike was speaking at a Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) study day on effectiveness … Continue reading

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