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Speech: Assessment and Therapy in Practice
This course with Dr Sean Pert, takes you deeper into the practicalities of evidence-based assessment and therapy. Moving beyond assessment and diagnosis we explore how to identify and apply evidence-based treatment for children with all types of speech disorder. Effective interventions will be linked to each speech diagnosis and illustrated using case studies and transcription data sets.
Applying Best Practice in the Early Years, for Clinic Based and Independent Practitioners
6 February & 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.
Reading Adult Videofluoroscopies. An online course hosted by the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square
Introduction to neurological disorders Monday 19th February 2024
Common neurological dysphagia presentations, utilisation of VFS and approaches to analysis.
Intermediate Monday 22rd April 2024
Challenging neurological diagnosis, refining analytical skills and dysphagia management plans.
£160 both days/£90 individual days.
DEAP Assessment for Children with Speech Sound Disorder
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 differentially diagnose the presenting SSD subtype.
Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® Certification Workshop
04-06 March, 9am-5pm daily.
Gain an evidence-based framework for coaching parents of young children with language delays to facilitate their child’s language development during everyday interactions and activities. You receive a licence to offer the It Takes Two to Talk Program and to use It Takes Two to Talk materials in your 1:1 parent coaching sessions.
smiLE Therapy Training Day One & Day Two
07/03/2024, Live online training
7th & 8th and 11th &12th March 2024, 9-12 each morning
Innovative 10-step therapy teaching functional communication and social skills in real settings for students who are Deaf, have DLD, Learning Difficulties, Down Syndrome, Physical Disability. Also teaching functional communication for certain Autistic students. For ages 7 to 25. Outcome measures, empowering parents & generalisation integral. For SLTs & Teachers. Loved by students, parents, practitioners. 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.
Identification and Management of Phonological Delay and Consistent Phonological Disorder in Children
This course focuses on the nature, identification, and evidence-based intervention for consistent phonological difficulties, whether delayed or consistently disordered.
Revisit underlying concepts & established therapy approaches, often learned during pre-qualification training for SLTs, and discover more recently developed therapy approaches.
Ideal for NQTs who now have working experience of assessment and therapy. Also useful for returners to practice.
PROMPT Level 1: Introduction to Technique
22/03/2024, CORRS Corner Hotel 315 Ballycare Rd, Newtonabbey BT36 4TQ United Kingdom
22.03.24 – 24.03.24
This 3-day workshop teaches a system for assessing and treating Speech, Language and Communication Disorders from a perspective of speech-motor control. The course teaches the Technique of PROMPT and trains Speech and Language Therapists to provide somatosensory, tactile-kinaesthetic input, to support the development of speech movement. Using a holistic framework participants will learn how to embed speech goals within functional communication, thus developing social interaction and language.
Working with Speech and Language Disorders in a Bilingual Context
This masterclass with Dr Sean Pert, looks equitable assessment & treatment for children who speak two or more languages, and experience speech & language difficulties affecting both/all their languages. This evidence-based course examines this challenging but rewarding area, providing theory & how to apply this to professional practice. Discounts available for returners and students.
Intensive Interaction Training – Module 1
15/04/2024, Ivydale School, SE15 3DD
Therapy Links UK will be hosting Intensive Interaction Training!
Delivered by the Intensive Interaction Institute, this one day course will be of interest to those involved in the care, support or education of children or adults with learning difficulties and/or autism, including therapy staff, teachers and teaching assistants.
This approach teaches the “fundamentals of communication”. It teaches how to support and help people with learning disabilities or autism who are at early levels of communication development, to develop competence and confidence as a communicator and that communication can be fun and rewarding. It also builds trust, security, and attunement with others, all of which are essential for positive relationships to thrive.
Supporting SLT Assistants in their Role: Implementing a Framework for Competencies, Coaching & CPD (offered by ARC Supervision & CPD)
26/04/2024, Online (via Teams or Zoom) from 9.30 – 16.00 hrs
An Online Study Day for SLTs supervising/managing SLTAs
- Using Support Worker Framework & Toolkit (RCSLT)
- Core & Clinical Competencies
- Exploring Work Based Learning
- Reflective Practitioners
- Ladder of Support & Supervision (risk analysis)
See ARC Website for specific info on this & other courses on Supervision, Advanced Supervision, Leadership.
Led by Ruth Howes, author of Reflective Clinical Supervision in SLT (Routledge)
NAPLIC Conference 27 April 2024, Birmingham, BOOK NOW – Early Bird Closes 04/04/24
27/04/2024, The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP
NAPLIC CONFERENCE 2024: Developmental Language Disorder (DLD): the latest research and practice. Focusing on all aspects of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and SLCN, the NAPLIC Conference will look at the latest research, innovations and best practice to improve outcomes.
Early Bird Closes 04/04/24
BOOK NOW: Members’ Early bird member: £130 Non-Members’ Early Bird: £170
Two-day introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy
16 May and 17 May
This course will be delivered by the experienced Solution Focused (SF) therapist, author and international trainer in SF practice, Kidge Burns, and co-hosted by Susannah Stobart, SLT and SF practitioner.
Solution focused brief therapy is a different way of having conversations with clients. The SF mindset, combined with a set of useful tools or techniques, helps clinicians to:
- Focus on the strengths and resources of the client, rather than dwelling on the problems.
- Be truly client centred, following the client’s lead.
- Work efficiently and effectively to help achieve positive outcomes, in relatively short time frames.
- Develop a collaborative approach through non-judgemental, open communication and mutual respect.
- Facilitate clients to notice increased confidence and signs of meaningful change in their lives.
Language Disorders in Children Conference
08/06/2024, Wellcome Collection, Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE
One day free event showcasing the research by leaders in the field of #DLD, funded by HvdL
Foundation Trust. Topics include psycholinguistic assessment & interventions at school &
within the family, across preschool, school age & young offenders as well as the deaf.
Two-Day Face to Face ‘Social Thinking’ Conference with Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke
12/06/2024, Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford Street, Lambeth, London SE1 9NH
12th & 13th June – £350 (lunch included)
Day 1-Pamela Crooke
‘Implementing Social Thinking Concepts & Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity’ (newly updated)
Day 2-Michelle Garcia Winner
‘Practical Ideas for Teaching Self-Regulation & Building Friendships’
Rare live opportunity to hear Michelle Garcia Winner (founder of Social Thinking) and co-developer Pamela Crooke (see socialthinking.com)
This Conference aims to help professionals/parents gain more knowledge about how individuals understand the social world, so we can better support them. Social Thinking also gives us strategies to help individuals gain more social knowledge, including better social observational skills, so they can come close to meeting their own social goals.
Introduction to Facial Rehabilitation
Various dates, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square
This one and a half day course will focus on facial rehabilitation for people with facial weakness following damage to the cortico-bulbar pathway, the facial nucleus and/or the facial nerve and its branches, reviewing aspects of neurophysiology and anatomy, treatment interventions and outcome measurement.
The first day (Friday 1st March) will be online lectures. The 2nd day (Saturday 2nd March morning) will be F2F including practical sessions and patient workshops.
Applicants can either attend the virtual only day or the virtual and practical days.
Clinical/Professional Supervision in SLT: Strengthening your Toolkit. Offered by ARC Supervision/CPD
Various dates, Online via Teams
ARC (Appreciative Reflective CPD)
- Clinical Supervision
- Reflective & Solution Focused Models
- Guiding Conversations
Led by Ruth Howes author of Reflective Clinical Supervision in SLT; Strengthening Skills (Routledge Oct 22)
OTHER OPTIONS: Supporting Assistants, Assistants Study Day, Avoiding Burn-out
ALSO Bespoke Team Training Days
See WEBSITE for details
Supervision and Support for SLT’s and SLTA’s – ARC Supervision Series Continues (Appreciative Reflective CPD)
Various dates, Online via Zoom
Prof Supervision in SLT – Toolkit, Reflective models, Conversations
Supporting/Supervising SLTA’s – RCSLT Framework, Active Learning
Led by Ruth Howes author of Reflective Supervision in SLT; Strengthening Skills (Speechmark)
ALSO Assistants Study Day
Supportive/Restorative Supervision – avoid Burn-out
COMING SOON: Clinical Skills Series
Training for Teams Together available
Email Ruth or go to WEBSITE
Reflective Self-Development in SLT. Developed by ARC Supervision/CPD
Various dates, Online via Teams/Zoom
Self Development Reflective Practice Program
Choose ½ day CPD options:
- Mindful Leadership
- Telling Reflective Stories
- Life Laundry for SLTs
- Appreciative Leadership & Coaching
- Managing Time & Energy
- Peer Supervision
- Space to Think
Led by Ruth Howes author of Reflective Clinical Supervision in SLT; Strengthening Skills (Routledge)
Compassionate Leadership (CIRC-EL), Burnout, Supervising SLTAs & SLTA Day.
Elklan Total Training Packages to deliver Speech and Language Support courses to practitioners – 2024 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 – 24th-27th June, 16th -19th June (2025)
3-5s – 11th-14th March, 17th-20th June, 11th-14th November
5-11s – 18th-21st March, 17th-20th June, 4th-5th November
11-16 – 3rd-6th June, 4th-7th November
Post 16s – 18th-21st November
SLD – 16th-22nd February, 24th-27th February (2025)
Autistic Pupils – 4th-7th March, 11th-14th November, 10th-13th March (2025)
Complex Needs – 29th April-2nd May, 18th-21st November
Elklan Specialist Training Package to deliver courses to staff supporting children and adults using AAC
Various dates, Online 9am – 12.30pm each day
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
7th, 14th & 21st June 2024
11th, 18th & 25th November 2024