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Wholistic Language Facilitation: Exploring Gestalt Language Acquisition – ARC Supervision’s Therapy Series (ARC – Appreciative Reflective CPD)

26/07/2024, Online via Zoom or Teams

Focusing on the ‘gestalt’ style of language acquisition.

Explore the GISELLE Framework:

  • Roots of Gestalt – Prizant & Duchan
  • Analytical & Wholistic learning
  • A Wholistic Language Profile
  • Individuality within ASD

ALSO in Therapy Series:

  • Lahey’s dynamic Language Therapy Framework – 27th Sept
  • Blank and Beyond – 1st Nov
  • Play & Language Refresher – 8th Nov

Led by Ruth Howes

See WEBSITE for details

Email: arcsupervision@gmail.com
Tel: 07827368259
Visit: arc-academy.com/course-and-workshop-calendar/

NEW: Working with d/Deaf people: self-study basics

01/09/2024, Online

This self-study course will remind post-qualification Speech and Language Therapists of the fundamentals that all practitioners should know and understand. The content applies to those working with children or adults. You’ll revise types and causes of deafness, aids and implants, audiogram basics plus key essentials for best practice. Book as a standalone refresher or access as step one of our progression training for therapists specialising in this area.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/deaf-self-study/

COMING SOON: View Anytime How to Assess the Language and Communication Needs of Young People with SEMH

01/09/2024, Online

This is a self-study version of our popular live training. Many young people with SEMH also have SLCN which often goes unrecognised. Finding ways to identify and characterise any SLCN is important, but not always straightforward. Find ways to make the process comfortable and empowering for young people while getting accurate results. Sign up to register your interest!

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/va-assess-semh/

Talking Mats – Foundation Training

03/09/2024, Online

Learn to use the Talking Mats approach to support people with communication difficulties. Talking Mats is a framework that supports holistic, person-centred planning and practice, ensuring an individual’s voice is heard. It helps a person’s understanding, reflection & expression providing support for decision-making in line with legislative and policy frameworks.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/talking-mats/

DEAP Assessment for Children with Speech Sound Disorder

10/09/2024, Online

The DEAP assessment is recommended as part of the core assessment battery for all children who have SSD. This course provides clinicians with the skill and confidence to administer and analyse the Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology (DEAP) assessment, to diagnose the presenting SSD subtype differentially.

This course is presented by Dr Jan Broomfield.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/deap/

Developmental Language Disorder: Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Practice

12/09/2024, Online

Around 7% of children and young people have a developmental language disorder (DLD). There is a strong and expanding evidence base considering assessment and intervention approaches. This course considers how the evidence can be translated into daily practice to support the differential diagnosis of DLD through assessment. We will consider target setting and selection of the most appropriate treatment approaches to support functional outcomes in everyday life.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/dld/

British Aphasiology Society International Conference 2024

16/09/2024, De Montfort University, Leicester or Online

16th-18th September 2024

This year the BAS conference will take place at De Montfort University in Leicester. It will be a hybrid conference, with options for in-person and online attendance.

The conference programme spans three full days and explores three strands: aphasia theory, clinical practice and future directions. Keynote speakers across the three days are: Dr Aura Kagan, Professor Argye Hillis, Dr Swathi Kiran, Professor David Howard, Professor Chris Code, Professor Cathy Price, Professor Matt Lambon Ralph.

Currently accepting abstracts from all areas of aphasia clinical practice and research.

Email: morag.bixley@dmu.ac.uk
Visit: store.dmu.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/events-and-performances/conferences/the-british-aphasiology-society-international-conference

NEW: Clinical Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

16/09/2024, Online

Following the RCSLT Position Paper (2024) on Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), this new, one-day course, will be delivered by Dr Pam Williams. It will provide a theoretical update and look at assessment protocols, specific assessment tools, differential diagnosis and evidence-based intervention approaches.

Case study illustrations will help you select assessment tools including DEAP, NDP3 Assessment and DEMSS (Dynamic Evaluation of Motor Skill). They will also help you choose the most appropriate intervention approaches specifically for individual clients.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/cas/

Core Vocabulary Therapy for Inconsistent Phonological Disorder

17/09/2024, Online

Inconsistent phonological disorder accounts for around 10% of all children with speech difficulties. There is strong evidence to show that the Core Vocabulary Therapy Approach is the most effective intervention approach for these children. Learn about assessment and differential diagnosis of inconsistent phonological disorder, differentiating this presentation from other types of speech disorder from Dr Jan Broomfield.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/core-vocabulary/

The Current Evidence base for school-aged children with DLD with Dr Susan Ebbels

24/09/2024, Delivered live via Zoom

24th and 25th September 2024 (09:00-13:00 BST)

DAY 1

  • Appraising the reliability of research.
  • Evidence for different methods of delivery of intervention including: Tiers 1, 2 and 3, the role of SLTs and evidence-based pathways to intervention

DAY 2

  • Interventions at sentence, narrative and word levels

Email: training@moorhouseinstitute.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1883 712 271
Visit: www.moorhouseinstitute.com/the-current-evidence-base-for-school-aged-children-with-dld/

The Complexity Approach

24/09/2024, Online

This evidence-based intervention is for children with moderate to severe consistent phonological disorder and is designed to improve the efficiency of intervention. The complexity approach is based on the principle of selecting targets for therapy which are more complex. Explore how the complexity approach fits with other intervention approaches. Discover the process of target selection and methods of using the complexity approach step-by-step.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/complexity-approach/

The Changing Face of Swallowing Rehabilitation: From Peripheral to Central Modulation

03/10/2024, Online

Delivered by distinguished Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee PHD

3rd and 4th October 2024 – Online – £370

In very few areas of clinical practice is the rate of change moving as rapidly as in dysphagia diagnosis and management. The next years promise to bring about enormous changes in how we understand swallowing neurophysiology and manage patients with neurogenic swallowing impairment. From greater precision in diagnostic specificity to far greater options in rehabilitative approaches, the skilled clinician will struggle to stay abreast and provide optimal care. it is an exciting time to work in this area. However, maintaining a solid foundation for this growth is critical.

Email: customerservices@trainingmadeeasy.org
Tel: 07599248215
Visit: trainingmadeeasy.org/

Applying Best Practice in the Early Years, for Clinic Based and Independent Practitioners

03/10/2024, Online

3 October 2024

This course focuses on support for children with language and communication needs in the Early Years, taking you through the process of assessment and clinical decision-making when working with pre school children. It takes a case study-based approach to explore how we can apply underpinning evidence to support clinical practice with young children. The focus will be on working with individual children, including making links with parents and with settings.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/eyc/

smiLE Therapy Training Day One & Day Two Training

10/10/2024, Live online training

10th & 11th and 14th & 15th October 2024, 9-12 each morning.

Innovative 10-step therapy teaching pragmatic skills – how language is used to support effective social interaction, in real, authentic settings for students who are Deaf, have DLD, Learning Difficulties, Down Syndrome, Physical Disability. Also teaching functional communication for certain Autistic students, where criteria apply, where therapy is delivered in a neurodiverse-affirming way. For ages 7 to 25.

Clear visible outcome measures, empowering parents & generalisation is integral to the therapy. For SLTs & Teachers. Loved by students, parents, therapists, teachers, SENCOs, managers, OFSTED. Now named on EHCPs.

Email us to book and to enquire about bespoke training for your Team. Free x1 hour online Taster session available for you, your NHS Trust, CEN, University, Special School or College, Local Authority, Independent Practice.

Email: info@smiletherapytraining.com
Visit: www.smiletherapytraining.com/

How to Assess the Language and Communication Needs of Young People with SEMH

07/11/2024, Online

We know that many young people with SEMH also have SLCN which often goes unrecognised, so finding ways to identify and characterise any SLCN is important, but not always straightforward. Find ways to make the process comfortable and empowering for young people while getting accurate results.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/assess-semh

NEW: Paediatric Optimised Conversation Approach (POCA)

21/11/2024, Online

Learn how to implement coaching within your paediatric therapy sessions. POCA is an evidence-based conversational clinical approach which uses the principles of co-production. It enables the important adults in a child’s life to make informed and impactful decisions between sessions. This course is a combination of self-study and live online training.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/poca/

Using Generative AI (like ChatGPT) in Speech and Language Therapy – Online Workshop

Various dates, Online – 16th July 6.30-9pm, 7th Aug 1.30-4pm and 6th Sept 9.30am-12

This practical 2.5-hour online workshop explores how AI technologies like ChatGPT can be integrated into SLT practice.  Participants will gain insights into how AI can improve efficiency, personalise therapy materials and enhance CPD whilst being mindful of ethical considerations and limitations. The workshop offers practical ideas and strategies that can be implemented immediately, helping SLTs save time and enhance outcomes.

Led by Rachel Barton, an experienced SLT who understands the challenges faced in daily practice and aims to support participants in navigating this new technology confidently and safely. Suitable for all skill levels including AI beginners.

Fee: £55

Visit: https://www.chatterboxsussex.com/aiworkshops

Email: rachelbartonslt@gmail.com
Tel: 07999 829233
Visit: chatterboxsussex.eventcube.io/events

Supervision and Support in SLT – ARC Supervision’s Online Supervision Program (ARC – Appreciative Reflective CPD)

Various dates, Online via Zoom or Teams

Study Series Includes:

  • Supportive/Restorative Supervision – Burnout/Resilience/Strategies
  • Supervision Skills – Toolkit, Reflective Models/Conversation
  • Management Know-How for SLTs – the basics!
  • Strengthening your Supervision – experienced SLT option

Led by Ruth Howes author of ‘Reflective Supervision in SLT; Strengthening Skills’ 

Team/ Bespoke options

Coming soon Clinical Skills – Early Language, Play, Gestalt

Email Ruth or go to WEBSITE

Email: arcsupervision@gmail.com
Tel: 07827368259
Visit: arc-academy.com/

Clinical/Professional Supervision in SLT and The Advanced Clinical Supervisor – ARC Supervision’s Online Program (ARC – Appreciative Reflective CPD)

Various dates, Online via Zoom or Teams

CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN SLT – 12th July includes:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Toolkit
  • Reflective & Solution Focused Models

THE ADVANCED CLINICAL SUPERVISOR – 6th Sept
Includes:

  • 3 Functions of supervision
  • Your style and practice
  • SOAR
  • ACT Strategies
  • Supervisory Conversations

Also in Series:

  • SUPPORTING SLTA’s – 16th July

Led by Ruth Howes author of Reflective Clinical Supervision in SLT; Strengthening Skills

ALSO Bespoke Team Training Days

See WEBSITE for details

Email: arcsupervision@gmail.com
Tel: 07827368259
Visit: arc-academy.com/

The Advanced Clinical Supervisor – ARC Supervision’s Online Program (ARC – Appreciative Reflective CPD)

Various dates, Online via Zoom or Teams

The Advanced Clinical Supervisor – 6th Sept

Includes:

  • Dilemmas in supervision
  • Leading Groups
  • Your style and practice
  • Guided Conversations
  • Supervising Supervisors

Also:

  • CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN SLT – 12th July
  • Supporting SLTA’s – 16th July
  • THE TOOLKIT OF THE EFFECTIVE MANAGER – 3rd Sept
  • PEER SUPERVISION – 12th Nov

Led by Ruth Howes author of Reflective Clinical Supervision in SLT; Strengthening Skills

ALSO Bespoke Team Training Days

See WEBSITE for details

Email: arcsupervision@gmail.com
Tel: 07827368259
Visit: arc-academy.com/

ARC’s Study Series for SLTs & SWs: SLTs Supporting/Supervising Assistants & SW’s Learning & Developing in your Role (ARC = Appreciative Reflective CPD)

Various dates, Online via Zoom or Teams

SW Support Series

June 21st

DEVELOPING IN YOUR ROLE (Workshop for SWs)

  • RCSLT SW Framework
  • Competencies
  • Work Based Learning

July 19th

SUPERVISING/SUPPORTING ASSTS

  • RCSLT Framework
  • Core & Role related Competencies
  • Learning Model

Led by Ruth Howes author of ‘Reflective Supervision in SLT’

Whole Team Together/Bespoke & SW Consultancy on request

NEW Clinical Skills – Early Language, Play, Wholistic/Gestalt

Email Ruth or go to WEBSITE

Email: arcsupervision@gmail.com
Tel: 07827368259
Visit: arc-academy.com/

SLT Management Study Day, part of Supervision and Support in SLT – ARC Supervision’s Online Program (ARC – Appreciative Reflective CPD)

Various dates, Online via Zoom or Teams

Management Toolkit for SLT’s – 3rd September

  • You and your management style
  • Developing and motivating people
  • Managing by Objectives
  • Change Management
  • Managing Yourself

Also:

  • CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN SLT – 12th July
  • Supporting SLTA’s – 16th July
  • THE ADVANCED CLINICAL SUPERVISOR – 6th Sept
  • PEER SUPERVISION – 12th Nov

Led by Ruth Howes author of ‘Reflective Supervision in SLT; Strengthening Skills’

Team/ Bespoke options

Various dates. See Training Calendar on Website for details.

Email: arcsupervision@gmail.com
Tel: 07827368259
Visit: arc-academy.com/

Understanding & supporting attachment difficulties & complex trauma; how they affect children’s development & communication skills

Various dates, Online

Understanding how attachment works and what happens when it is compromised, is important in understanding children’s behaviour. Many children and young people who have SEMH have also experienced complex trauma which can also affect their development and their ability to interact effectively. It is important to try to understand their experiences and be familiar with effective ways to support them. This course covers things we can all do and touches on specialist interventions.

This course is presented by Melanie Cross, SLT. Click on the link below to see all course dates.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/attachment/

Gestalt Language Processors Conference

Various dates, Online

The Speech Den is hosting an online conference over 5 days (24, 25, 26 September and 1 and 2 October 2024) to include Dr Barry Prizant, Marge Blanc, Alex Zachos, Corinne Smoos, Cathy Shilling, and many more to delve deeper into Gestalt Language Processors. Topics being covered include how to identify recap of NLA stages, working in schools, sensory supports, AAC, literacy, parent perspectives, practical supports, the nervous system, case studies, music and GLPs. This is a one off event, with leading global experts.

Email: enquiries@thespeechden.com
Tel: 07876 537213
Visit: register.glpconference.co.uk/gestalt-language-processors-2024-conference

Introduction to Working with d/Deaf People

Various dates, Online

November dates available.

A 4-part online training designed to develop competencies and confidence in working as a speech and language therapist with deaf people. In addition to tuition and supporting materials for each of the 4 half day learning sessions, you will also receive guidance on next steps should you be looking to develop specialist level skills within this field.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/deaf/

Elklan Total Training Packages to deliver Speech and Language Support courses to practitioners – 2024 and 2025 courses

Various dates, Online 2-5pm each day

These courses equip SaLTs and teaching advisors to provide accredited training to practitioners in a range of settings. Each Total Training Package covers all you need to run the course. Courses cost £520 pp ex VAT.

0-3s – 16th -19th June 2025

3-5s – 11th-14th November

5-11s –  4th-7th November

11-16 – 4th-7th November

Post 16s – 18th-21st November

SLD  – 24th-27th February 2025

Autistic Pupils – 11th-14th November, 10th-13th March 2025

Complex Needs – 18th-21st November

Email: michelle@elklan.co.uk
Tel: 01208 841450
Visit: www.elklan.co.uk/Training/Tutors/#Tutor

Solution-Focused Practice Training Courses

Various dates, Online

Taster sessions and introductory courses are both available at various dates throughout the year. Solution-Focused Practice is widely applied across, health, social care, and educational settings. The approach places people as experts in their own lives; with the strengths and capabilities to reach their hoped-for change; focussing on what’s working already, confirming it, and building on it. Learners have found this training both professionally and personally purposeful.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/?srch=sfp

Elklan Specialist Training Package to deliver courses to staff supporting children and adults using AAC

Various dates, Online

This course equips SaLTs to provide accredited training to staff supporting users of AAC, including power-based and person-based communication aids. It covers all you need to run the course, ‘Supporting Children and Adults using AAC’. Presented by the author, Andrea Lee. £240 pp ex VAT

11th, 18th & 25th November 2024 – 9am-1pm each day

Email: michelle@elklan.co.uk
Tel: 01208 841450
Visit: www.elklan.co.uk/Training/Tutors/Specialist_Training_Pack_-_AAC

Evidence-based service delivery for children with Speech Sound Disorder

Various dates, Online

November courses.

This course with Dr Jan Broomfield considers evidence about the nature and prevalence of children with Speech Sound Disorder, focussing on different presentations mapped onto a theoretical model. It provides an overview of the evidence base relating to different interventions to address each sub-type and consider evidence from a RCT about optimum timing of interventions, to aid prioritisation within services.

Email: info@coursebeetle.co.uk
Tel: 01743 211 346
Visit: coursebeetle.co.uk/courses/ssd/