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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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Contents

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CONTENTS OVERVIEW Therapy focus Running groups Course Schedule VOICE PACK 1 Functional Voice Difficulty Do’s and Don’ts Stopping Throat Clearing Respiratory System Abdominal Breathing Breathing Exercises Lifestyle and Vocal Behaviors Relaxation Audio Homework VOICE PACK 2 Head and Neck Exercises Guide to Vowels Yawn-Sigh into Vowels Limbering on ‘h’ Limbering on ‘m’ THE BELOW RESOURCES […]

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Appendix 2: Example Case Notes

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Medical Records Each healthcare institution will have its own systems and procedures for maintaining clinical records. These will include standards for what minimum data must be (legally) included and reported on. It is of paramount importance that practitioners follow the guidance of their professional body, their employer and any other relevant governing body when compiling […]

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Appendix 1: Example Invitation Letter

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SERVICE DATE TITLE FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME ADDRESS1, ADDRESS2, TOWN ZIP_CODE   Dear TITLE LAST_NAME Voice Therapy Sessions Further to your recent voice assessment, I am writing to offer you some voice therapy sessions aimed at: Providing information on how to conserve your voice. Demonstrating how to use an appropriate breathing pattern to help you […]

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120 spm

prolonged speech pack 120 spm

Text 1 Text 2 Further exercises Since its widespread introduction into schools, Adult Training Centers and hospitals, a number of misconceptions have arisen regarding manual signing from many specialized and laypersons alike. From my own experience of working with both adults and children with learning disabilities, by far the most worrying misconception is the notion […]

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Syllables

prolonged speech pack syllables

What is a syllable? A syllable is a unit of a word that contains a vowel sound, and which gives words their characteristic beat when spoken. So, for example, photo has two syllables (pho – to), photograph has three syllables (pho – to – graph), and photography has four syllables (pho – to – graph […]

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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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Focus on Stuttering

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.