Tag Archives: intervention
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
What can we do with applied qualitative health research?
The British Sociological Association has a new special interest group in applied qualitative health research. Yesterday I was in Newcastle for its inaugural symposium (on twitter as #AQHR). Over 60 researchers had gathered to explore the question, ‘What can we do with applied … Continue reading
Manualised interventions – can they help us change practice?
“The profession of speech therapy in Great Britain has never taken kindly to the construction of stereotyped programmes of treatment. It perceives therapy to be a creative process in which procedures are used with considerable selectivity.” This introduction to Jennifer Warner, … Continue reading
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
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
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