Speech: Assessment and Therapy in Practice
About this course
We look at how to move beyond traditional and eclectic approaches often found in UK clinical practice (McCurtin & Roddam, 2012) to using effective interventions that are linked to each speech diagnosis. These are illustrated using case studies and transcription data sets.
We explore how to identify and then apply treatment for children with speech disorders. It is particularly suitable if you:
- attended our speech evidence-based masterclass and are keen to drill down and have an intensive day on the nuts and bolts of the actual therapy
- are implementing outcome-focused therapy care plans as a central priority within your practice
- have an interest in challenges to some of the traditional rationing approaches to therapy
Speech and Language Therapist and Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Manchester.
Dr Sean Pert is a Speech and Language Therapist with more than 25 years of experience in the NHS, Higher Education and charity sector. Dr Pert is also the Lead Consultant for Indigo Gender Service, Greater Manchester and is the Chair of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
He teaches a range of subjects at the University of Manchester. These include Clinical Phonetics (IPA Clinical Transcription), Speech Sound Disorder (Analysis & Intervention), Bilingualism and Voice and Communication Therapy for trans and gender-diverse individuals.
Dr Sean Pert has won the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation on an unprecedented three occasions. His online teaching methods were recognised with the Pandemic Pedagogy Teaching Award. Dr Pert has also been nominated for his students’ Most Inspiring Lecturer.
Click here to find out more about Dr Pert’s professional interests and activities.
During this course, we cover:
- How the Dodd classification of speech disorders as an evidence-based categorisation system enables therapists to make links between underlying causes, diagnosis, and intervention
- Devising therapy aims and implementing therapy
- The use of sensitive probes to evaluate outcomes
- Treatment intensity (dosage) and the role of education staff and parent(s)/carers
Who this course is suitable for
This course is presented Virtual Live – Online over Zoom
This course is available on various dates throughout the year. To view available course dates and book your place click here.
During the booking process, you can select to reserve a place instead (while you confirm you can attend or to organise payment through your employer for example). We can hold your place for up to four weeks, if we have not heard from you after this time, we may need to cancel your reservation so other people can attend the training.
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“I would give the course experience 10/10. I was comfortable and engaged throughout. Additionally, the content was pitched perfectly for my level of experience. I will certainly be making use of what I learned today!”
“Really enjoyed Dr Pert’s presentation style – clear, accessible, and enjoyable.”
“I liked everything about this course! The day was very informative and clearly presented. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and detailed answers were given. It was great to have the slides/handouts etc. before the training started in order to make the best notes and use of them. It has challenged the way I practice and encouraged me to make changes to the way I assess/diagnose and provide therapy for the children I work with. I will also be passing on information to my therapy team so that we are all more detailed in the assessment we do/more specific in our diagnoses and focusing on effective therapy for particular difficulties.”