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Resources for SLTs

The following external resources have been recommended by RCSLT members and staff — SLTs may find them useful when navigating the changing working environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a resource that you think would be useful, please email info@rcslt.org.

Please ensure to check the advice offered via these links is appropriate to your country and context. 

Children and young people

Children’s guide to coronavirus

edpsy.co.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for children, families and professionals

Emerging Minds: Supporting children and young people with worries and anxiety regarding COVID-19 

The Sensory Projects: COVID-19 Educational Resources

Moor House School and College: SHAPE CODING app available for a limited period

Who cares? Scotland: Support for young people regarding COVID-19 

Sheffield's Children's NHS Trust: Coronavirus resources for children and families

University of Oxford and University of Reading: Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19

Communication

PrAACtical Resources: Dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic for people with Augmentative and alternative communication (ACC) 

Speaking space: Coronavirus and staying safe - Makaton version  

La Trobe University (Australia): Healthcare Communication Support Resources - including COVID-19 

Patient Provider Communication (US): Supporting communication for people with COVID-19

Ear, nose and throat

The British Laryngological Society: Guidance for ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinical staff  

Easy-read resources

Access Easy English: (Australia) COVID-19 Easy English resources

Beyond Words: Beating the virus - easy communication short story

Coronavirus (COVID-19) easy to understand video guide

Simple social distancing timetable (from University of Sheffield student Hayley Smith)

eLearning

Health Education England (HEE): A free coronavirus (COVID-19) elearning programme for the health and care workforce 

General resources  

CHAIN: Online resources suggested by members of NHS support network CHAIN

UK Coronavirus poster set: Free download

Learning disabilities 

Royal College of Nursing (RCN): COVID-19: Advice for you and your client

Council for Intellectual Disability (Australia): Staying safe from Coronavirus

Older people

The British Geriatrics Society: Resources on coronavirus and older people 

Schools

Welsh Government: Distance learning in schools

Students

Virtual placements group for pre-registration SLTs

Telehealth, remote working and remote service delivery

Resources for online working from the Facilitators for Pandemic Response group (continually updated) 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP): Remote service delivery information (now publicly accessible) 

Computers in Therapy Clinical Excellence Network (CIT CEN): Toolkit for SLTs using technology in therapy

Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:Videos demonstrating how to carry out a practical tasks with equipment provided by the trust