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


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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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Limbering on ‘h’

ssv limbering on h

Instructions This is a standard precursory exercise for introducing the concept of easy onset. Identifying vibrations of the vocal cords You have already introduced the clients to the vowels. If you have not already done so, ask them to place a hand on their voice box and say the sound /ɑ/ (ah) for a few […]

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Yawn-Sigh into Vowels

Instructions The focus of this exercise is to help clients phonate without deliberately forcing or pushing the voice. Clients should be encouraged to identify for themselves the relaxed, easy phonation and the absence of any resistance or blocks to producing voice. They can be reminded that the vowels are ‘open’ sounds, i.e. there is no […]

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Guide to Vowels

ssv guide to vowels

Instructions This is a reference sheet to remind the client what the vowels used in this second session, and in the third session, sound like. The vowels are represented orthographically for clients as follows. orthographic representation IPA symbol oo u oh oʊ[1] aw ɔ ah ɑ ay eɪ ee i   It is helpful to […]

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Head and Neck Exercises

ssv head and neck exercises

Note All head and neck exercises should be carried out gently. If you experience any pain or discomfort when doing these exercises, stop immediately and consult your speech-language pathologist or physician. [These exercises are helpful in a number of speech-language therapy interventions, so they have been presented elsewhere on this website (see Head and Neck […]

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ssv voice pack 2 description

Contents Head and Neck Exercises Guide to Vowels Yawn-Sigh into Vowels Limbering on ‘h’ Limbering on ‘m’ Easy Onset (words/phrases/utterances) Aims The aims of the second session are: To demonstrate some exercises to reduce any aches and pains in the muscles around the head and neck area. To show clients how to produce an easy […]

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Homework (Voice Pack 1)

ssv homework

Instructions Clients should be encouraged to practice a little every day rather than, say, waiting until the end of the week and practicing for two hours. They should be reminded that the goal is for them to make these techniques a habit in everyday situations and, therefore, they need to be practiced for a few […]

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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.