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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

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

Language

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

Communication

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

Voice

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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Do’s and Don’ts

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Instructions The voice therapist should introduce and lead a discussion around the vocal hygiene advice presented in the Do’s and Don’ts leaflet (reproduced immediately below and downloadable at the end of this page). As the name implies, vocal hygiene advice is presented in terms of what to do and what to avoid doing. Clients can […]

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Functional Voice Difficulty

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Instructions Referring to the information leaflet (written out immediately below and downloadable at the end of this page), a brief explanation of functional voice difficulty should be provided. The leaflet sets out the following information. Functional voice difficulty is explained as a voice difficulty in which the voice quality is poor without any obvious anatomical, […]

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VOICE PACK 1: DESCRIPTION

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Contents   Functional Voice Difficulty Do’s and Don’ts Stopping Throat Clearing Abdominal Breathing Breathing Exercises Respiratory System Lifestyle and Vocal Behaviors Relaxation Audio (optional) Aims The aims of the first session are: [1] To explain what is meant by a functional voice difficulty and to describe some of the symptoms and what can be done […]

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Course Schedule

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Example timeline This section provides an example outline of a complete course delivery schedule and suggestions for follow-up actions to be taken, and when, subsequent to clients completing the course. Clearly, local circumstances may necessitate varying this schedule to suit one’s own situation. Weeks 1-3 It is necessary to emphasize throughout the delivery of this […]

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Running Groups

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Group mix The therapy groups are focused or topical, i.e. the clients all have similar difficulties and the therapy is focused on the same areas of concern. They are also time-limited, in that they are limited in the amount of time they will run – in this case, for three separate sessions. Groups may be […]

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Therapy focus

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Areas of concern Clearly there are many aspects of an atypical voice that could be addressed in any course aimed at ameliorating the effects of functional dysphonia. The current course focuses predominantly on the following broad areas. Understanding the mechanism of voice production. Improving auditory awareness/self-monitoring skills. Developing vocal hygiene strategies. Identifying and eliminating potentially […]

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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.