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Phonetic transcription in Speech and Language Therapy

A recent survey of 759 UK speech and language therapists (SLTs) showed that 74.9% used transcription in their clinical role. However, 41% only used broad transcription, with those not using narrow transcription attributing this to lack of confidence. The majority (79.5%) had never attended a refresher course (Knight et al., 2018). Why does this matter? […]

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Language disorders and bilingualism – challenging myths and prejudices

Updated recommendations The Royal College of Speech and Language therapists (RCSLT) have launched their new website. The tablet and mobile-friendly site features Clinical Guidelines, including the new Bilingualism Clinical Guidelines. Members can access the full document, which details typical bilingualism and speech, language and communication needs in the bilingual context. This brings together much of […]

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