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Speech Transcription Refresher Workshop

19/04/2024, Online

Transcription skills are central to the identification and analysis of children’s speech disorder, as well as setting therapy aims and tracking children’s progress in therapy.

The skill of live speech transcribing using the IPA and Extended IPA are core to accurate assessment and diagnosis. Refresh your skills in this ½ day workshop.

This course is presented by Dr Sean Pert. Further course dates are available, use the link below to see all course dates.

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

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.

ARC CPD

Led by Ruth Howes, author of Reflective Clinical Supervision in SLT (Routledge)

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

PROMPT Level 1: Introduction to Technique

10/06/2024, Temple Lodge Club, 51 Queen Caroline St. Hammersmith. London. W6 9QL

10.06.24 – 12.06.24

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.

Email: Justine@rhindspeechtherapy.co.uk
Tel: 07533081818
Visit: promptinstitute.com/event/D3088_LondonIntro

Hanen Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop

26/06/2024, Online

26-28 Jun. 9am-5pm daily.

Gain an evidence-based framework for training and engaging educators to create the enriched early learning environments that promote the best possible language, literacy and social skills. You receive a licence to offer the Learning Language and Loving It Program to educators and to use Learning Language and Loving It materials in your 1:1 consultations.

Email: workshops@hanen.org
Tel: 1-416-921-1073
Visit: www.hanen.org/Professional-Development/Learning-Language-and-Loving-It%E2%84%A2/2024-Jun-26?tz=GMT%20Standard%20Time

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/

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/

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/

MFA in Professional Voice Studies at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

30/09/2024, Bristol

Next intake 30/09/24

This one-year, intensive master’s course provides specialist, vocational voice training within a stage and screen context. You will learn to apply a range of practical approaches in coaching voice, speech and accents, working with acting students performing in the School’s theatre productions. You’ll apply the theories of vocal anatomy, physiology and phonetics and explore a range of technical and creative approaches to the performance of classical and contemporary texts and political speeches.

Email: student-recruitment@oldvic.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 973 3535
Visit: oldvic.ac.uk/course/mfa-voice-studies/

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/

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/

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

07/10/2024, Derby Mickleover Hotel

Delivered by  distinguished Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee PHD

7th and 8th October 2024 – Face to face – £360

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/

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. 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/

Gesture Training Day: ‘What’s the Point?’ – Evidence based training that explains neurotypical development of gestures with a focus on preschool nonspeaking autistic children

Various dates, Online or Whole team training day

Online (20.06.24, 18.07.24 or 5.09.24)

Suitable for anyone working with nonspeaking autistic children: SLTs, SLTAs, Early Years Autism Practitioners, SENCOs, Autism Pathway Team Members.

This course explores all types of neurotypical and atypical gestures.  The communication functions and intentionality of gestures. The important links gestures play in developing a child’s understanding and expressive language skills. I will share supporting ideas of how to encourage developing gestures naturally with children. The training will develop your understanding of gestures which will empower you to support autistic children to develop their communication skills.

Presented by: Mary Gavin SLT

Fee: Per person £100 online (9.30 to 4.00).
Whole team training day: fee to be discussed (online or face to face)

Visit: SLT Bulletin Winter 23/24: Gestures: The Finer Points

Email: gestureswtp@gmail.com
Tel: 07531819589

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 – 24th-27th June, 16th -19th June (2025)

3-5s – 17th-20th June, 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

AAC – Specialist training pack to deliver courses to staff supporting children and adults using AAC –Online via Zoom 9am-12.30pm each day – 7th, 14th & 21st June or 11th, 18th & 25th November – £240 pp ex VAT.

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

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/

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/

New 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 – the basics 21st May

  • Managing & Motivating People: What Tools do I need?

Also in Study Series:

  • Clinical Supervision Skills – Toolkit, Reflective Models/Conversation – 12th July
  • Supporting SLTA’s – 16th July

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

Team/ Bespoke options

NEW Clinical Skills Series

  • Early Language Therapy &
  • Wholistic – Gestalt approaches

Various dates. See Training Calendar on Website for details.

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

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.

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

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/

Introduction to Working with d/Deaf People

Various dates, Online

June & 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/

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

7th, 14th June 2024 – 9am-2pm each day

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

June & 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/