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Study Day 2015 - University of Warwick

Wednesday, 7th October 2015

University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

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Delegates attending the day were able to explore some of the key questions surrounding technology:

  • What are the future drivers and demands technology can assist with?
  • Who are the role models and where are the examples?
  • How do I know they work? – where is the evidence?
  • How do I navigate the professional issues around technology?
  • How will technological advances affect the workforce?
  • What is the RCSLT doing with regard to technology?
  • How do I get funding?

Delegates were able to hear members’ personal technology journeys, learned more about CQ Live, joined in the discussions and participated in the RCSLT AGM. The day provided the opportunity to share best practice and raise awareness of how technology can enhance your work. With a combination of interactive sessions and presentations, the day also featured technology surgeries, networking opportunities and an exhibition.

Aims and objectives

The study day provided the delegates with the opportunity to:

  • Share best practice and experiences of using technology.
  • Raise awareness of how technology can enhance service delivery.
  • Provide a platform for focused networking.
  • Debate and discuss how CQ Live Standards apply in the use of technology.
  • Identify common challenges and develop common solutions and action plans.

For more details, please see the day’s agenda and the Speaker's biographies

Mindmap of Emerging Themes

Presentations

Presentations are available subject to speakers’ consent.

Technology and me: Video submissions

Alys Mathers
“I have discussed the document viewer, a camera which records the therapist’s table-top during Skype therapy sessions. This enables the therapist to use the same evidence-based resources they would use face-to-face, saving preparation time, and provides clearer modelling of use of resources to LSAs.”

Ashleigh Denman
“Use of the iPad app 'scene and heard' alongside my OT colleague to work on SLT goals within functional activities.”

Sarah Allen
“I have conducted feasibility studies with the Language Environment Analysis or LENA system exploring its acceptability and usefulness specifically for UK families with a young deaf child, although it also has much broader application.”

Helen Whittle
“The use of tablet technology has been identified as a workforce risk by Health Education North West. Manchester Metropolitan University, Health Professions Department were successful in being funded to carry out a collaborative investigation of the use of tablet technology with a wide range of client groups.”

Ami Coleman
“MyChoicePad is a visual communication app for the iPad. It uses photos, signs, symbols and speech to develop language skills and functional communication.”

Fiona Menger
“I am talking about text to speech and screen simplification technology within the google chrome browser. I use this technology to support people with aphasia to access written information online.”

Kathryn Cann
“This video looks at the value of iBooks as a platform for integrating multimedia to support communication access.”