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RCSLT Conference 2017 Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT
Presentations from the conference Wednesday 27 September PM


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 - children

Getting the balance right: Understanding needs, outcomes and provision for children and young people in Scotland
Presented by Marie Gascoigne and Pauline Beirne

Parents of young children and speech and language therapy: Who comes? Who does what we say? Does it really matter?*
Presented by Dr Penny Williams

‘Never do anything by halves... Be outrageous. Go the whole hog’. How a speech and language therapy service transformed its way of working to meet the communication needs of children in Falkirk
Presented by Glenn Carter and Mary Coleman.

A journey towards maximum impact: Development and implementation of an evidence-based early language clinical pathway across Wales
Presented by Claire Butler and Helen Myall.


Parallel session 2: Speech and language therapy: Giving Voice and raising awareness

Mujeres que dan palabra. ‘Giving Voice’ through women’s first person narratives in Spain and the UK

Presented by Dr Lidia Rodriguez Garcia et al.

Scotland's voices. Stories from the past; stories for the future
Presented by Professor Jois Stansfield et al.

#SLTimpact: Sharing positive impact stories on social media to raise awareness of the profession
Presented by Robert MacBean and Zoe Roxburgh.

Inclusive communication

Presented by Kim Hartley Kean.


Parallel session 3: Adult dysphagia: The patient perspective

Eating and drinking experiences and preferences of people living in care homes*
Presented by Lindsey Collins.

What do people with MND (PwMND) and their caregivers think about dysphagia? An interpretative phenomenological analysis of lived experiences*
Presented by Dominika Lisiecka.

Collecting patient evidence to inform and contextualise treatment choices: Thickened liquids from the perspective of people with dysphagia post-stroke
Presented by Dr Arlene McCurtin et al.


Parallel session 4: Clinical education

Learners’ and educators’ views of clinical practice education in SLT: A case for blended learning alternatives?*
Presented by Dr Sean Pert.

Motivation for success: Increasing hours of practice for speech and language therapy students learning phonetic transcription using online independent resources*.
Presented by Dr Jill Titterington and Dr Sally Bates.

Evidence-based practice self-efficacy of undergraduate speech pathology students following training*
Presented by Dr Maree Doble.

Using Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in speech and language therapy pre-registration clinical education
Presented by Dr Wendy Cohen and Dr Claire Timmins.


Parallel session 5: Child speech

Predicting persistent speech disorder in the early years: Findings from a population study
Presented by Dr Yvonne Wren.

The relationship between performance on spoken diadochokinetic (DDK) tasks and oral motor tasks by children with speech difficulties

Presented by Dr Pam Williams.

What is a complex intervention for children with speech sound difficulties?

Presented by Avril Nicoll.

What does it take to change practice with children with speech sound difficulties?

Presented by Avril Nicoll.


Parallel session 6: Training for early years/schools

Supporting early years practitioners to facilitate children’s language and communication development is effective: An independent study evaluating the effectiveness of the Elklan Talking Matters Programme
Presented by Dr Judy Clegg.

Talk Boost KS2 an evidenced school-based intervention for children with delayed language

Presented by Louisa Reeves.

Early intervention: Training implications for health visitors

Presented by Joanne Gibson.

Auditing the communicating classroom: Participating with schools to change practice
Presented by Professor James Law et al.


Parallel session 7: Workshop

Skills for work: Tools for measuring communication skills in adolescents

Presented by Mary Hartshorne and Maxine Burns.


Parallel session 8: Workshop

Using Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy (BCTT) to describe what SLTs do: A useful tool for SLTs?

Presented by Dr Helen Stringer, Kate Toft and Dr Rachel Rees.


Parallel session 9: Workshop

Assistive technology approaches to facilitate reading and writing in aphasia
Presented by Dr Celia Woolf, Dr Anna Caute and Katie Monnelly.