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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Job

Specialist speech and language therapists (speech-language pathologists) have additional expert training to work with a particular age group, impairment or communication disorder. They undertake special post-graduate training.

New training package (Dec 2017)

FREE training pack (with audio)

Prolonged Speech Pack (Overview)

A THERAPY RESOURCE to assist with the teaching and learning of Prolonged Speech to reduce stuttering. Includes a guidebook, printable worksheets and audio files.

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Speech development, speech disorders, phonetics, phonology, articulation, speech perception...and much more!

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Language development, acquisition, verbal language, syntxx, morphology, pragmatics...and more!

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The communication chain, conversation, body language, communication disorders...etc...etc

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Voice development, voice disorders, voice care for adults and children, how to improve vocal habits, voice assessment and measurement...and so much more!

Stuttering

Eight preset style variations to choose, each with configurable options.

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Easy to read human speech, language and communication needs articles written in Plain English. Includes free printable PDF files for use by clinicians, parents, carers, teachers...etc.

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Acoustic Influences on Voice

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Instructions The ideas presented in the information sheet (see below) can be used to lead a discussion on this vital area. Clients should be encouraged to share their experiences and to consider solutions to some of the difficulties they face. Acoustic Influences on Voice The Department of Education, Victoria, Australia1, has recommended that if you […]

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Voice Projection

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[NB: A slightly different variation of these exercises has been presented elsewhere on this website (see Voice Projection Exercises). However, they are re-presented here to keep the materials readily accessible under the rubric of Strengthening the Speaking Voice.] Instructions A set of self-explanatory, graded exercises is presented that progress as follows. Varying the volume using […]

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VOICE PACK 3: DESCRIPTION

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Contents Aims Voice Projection Acoustic Influences on Voice Gentleness Certificate Contact Details   Aims The aims of the third session are: To demonstrate a safe technique that will allow clients to raise their voice in a controlled way. To provide guidance on the acoustic influences that can affect our voices. To remind clients that…. NOTHING […]

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Homework (Voice Pack 2)

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Instructions   Probably about twice per day for about 15 minutes on each occasion (see comments on Homework in Voice Pack 1). NEXT >> VOICE PACK 3: DESCRIPTION

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Easy Onset

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Instructions Single words This is an extension of the exercises introduced in Yawn-sigh into Vowels and Limbering on ‘h’. To begin with, have the clients produce each word as if following the yawn-sigh exercise, i.e. Have clients take in a deep, relaxed breath using the abdominal technique, yawning if necessary. Have them gently expel the […]

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Limbering on ‘m’

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Instructions This exercise is similar to Limbering on /h/. This time, however, all sounds (/m/ and vowels) are voiced. A right way to hum Before beginning this exercise, it is important to explain that there is a ‘right way to hum’ and a ‘wrong way to hum’. The ‘wrong way’ can be described as a […]

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HUMAN COMMUNICATION 101

Human Communication 101 is a series of introductory texts providing high quality information on selected aspects of human communication, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs.

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The Causes of Stuttering

The causes of stuttering are unknown but neurological development, parental reaction, trauma and a predisposition to stuttering have all been suggested.