Tag Archives: speech and language therapist

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

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Voice banking to preserve the freedom of speech

More on voice banking, a subject I posted on a year ago when Laurence Brewer was interviewed for Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. This time there was a Scottish flavour to another Radio 4 programme ‘Giving the Critic Back His Voice’, … Continue reading

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Picture menu launched to help people with communication difficulties in hospital

No-one would choose to be in hospital but, if we have to be, the majority of us can at least read the hospital menu and choose our preferred dishes. Unfortunately people who have difficulty communicating – including those who have aphasia, … Continue reading

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Access to journals for speech and language therapists

Throughout April, Routledge is having an Education Free for All, which means you can get online access to the most recent issues of all the publisher's education research journals. You can print off any article which is of interest, as … Continue reading

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New ‘Communicating ethics’ article explores use of Seedhouse grid

There wasn’t room for ‘Boundary issues’ in the Winter 10 issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice – but don’t despair if you missed your ethics fix, as I have just published an articlewhich explores the use of the Seedhouse grid. ‘Communicating … Continue reading

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Blu-Tack and speech and language therapy

Suggesting ways to make learning fun, speech and language therapist Priya Desai says that blu-tack is "to this day a clear favourite of all the children I have worked with".  The clever marketing people at blu-tack use their website to collate … Continue reading

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Fit’s it caa’d? Humour and the limitations of standardised phonology assessments

Living in the North East of Scotland and being a speech and language therapist surrounded by 'bumf' and jargon, I was tickled by this viral email of Doric office speak that came in today. As Kim Mears says in 'My top … Continue reading

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Leys new Chair of British Stammering Association

Newly elected chair of the British Stammering Association Leys Geddes - known to many as speakingout2 on YouTube - has put raising awareness at the top of the agenda for his three year tenure. Leys says, "It is difficult to raise awareness of a … Continue reading

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HPC renewal in the post

The Health Professions Council has asked me to pass on a reminder to speech and language therapists that the deadline date for registration renewal is Monday 30th September 2009. It was a timely reminder for this registrant at least, and my … Continue reading

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