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RCSLT Conference 2017 Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT
Presentations from the conference Thursday 28 September AM

Please note that availability is subject to authors' consent. An * means that the presentation will not be available to view online at any stage.


Parallel session 1: Service delivery

The current practices of UK SLTs: Phonological intervention approaches and dosages*
Presented by Natalie Hegarty

A preliminary investigation into the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of SLT led interventions for children with speech sound disorder versus programmes delivered by assistants
Presented by Dr Lydia Morgan and Dr Yvonne Wren

‘time to talk’™ - We're Closing the Gap

Presented by Melanie Packer

Innovative practice education adding value to services in the community through evidence-based interventions

Presented by Nicola Lawtie and Idalina Rodrigues


Parallel session 2: Supporting adults with diminished capacity

Feasibility of using the Mental Capacity Assessment Support Toolkit (MCAST) in clinical practice
Presented by Mark Jayes

Using participative research methods to explore the experiences of parents and carers of adults with severe learning disabilities

Presented by Dr Judy Clegg et al

The Keeping Safe Talking Mat - a visual communication resource to help people reflect on how their life is going
Presented by Lois Cameron


Parallel session 3: Assessments for children

The RAPT unwrapped*
Presented by Dr Sally Bates and Dr Julia Stewart

Maximising the impact on services for bilingual toddlers*
Presented by Dr Allegra Cattani

British Sign Language receptive skills: How much has changed in 18 years?

Presented by Dr Ros Herman and Martina Curtin et al

Development of a clinical tool: The Early Sociocognitive Battery (ESB) in research and practice
Presented by Jennifer Warwick


Parallel session 4: Adult dysphagia

Videofluoroscopy of swallow: A study of intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of SLT ratings of aspiration, vallecular residue and pyriform sinus residue

Presented by Julie Coats

Validation of the Functional Intraoral Glasgow Scale as a practical measure of speech and swallowing in head and neck cancer

Presented by Eleanor Slaven

Audit of adherence to speech and language therapy recommendations for patients with dysphagia
Presented by Daisy Parkes-Smith

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) pilot implementation
Presented by Alison Seiler et al


Parallel session 5: Use of technology to deliver speech and language therapy

“I’m with the world now”: Reducing social isolation in people with aphasia through an online supported conversation intervention delivered over Skype*
Presented by Dr Celia Woolf

ReaDySpeech for people with dysarthria after stroke: Feasibility of the intervention in a randomised controlled trial
Presented by Claire Mitchell et al

What are the factors influencing the implementation of self-managed computerised therapy for people with long term aphasia following stroke? A qualitative study
Presented by Jo Burke and Rebecca Palmer et al.

Words of the Week: Multi-purpose digital therapy materials

Presented by Amy Hanschell and Laorag Hunter


Parallel session 6: Workshop

Understanding behaviour change: What helps intervention work? What stops it from working?*
Presented by Dr Fiona Johnson


Parallel session 7: Workshop

Exploring Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST): An evidence-based treatment for developmental verbal dyspraxia*
Presented by Donna Thomas


Parallel session 8: Workshop

Talk about Talk Secondary: An intervention for young people aged 13-16 with SLCN to develop their communication skills for work

Presented by Maxine Burns and Mary Hartshorne


Parallel session 9: Workshop

Beyond statistical significance: Exploring how research can best inform your clinical decision-making*
Presented by Theresa Redmond