Speech; Assessment and Therapy in Practice

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Speech; Assessment and Therapy in Practice

What is this course?

A progression course from our popular Speech Evidence Base Masterclass which takes practitioners deeper into the practicalities of evidence-based assessment and therapy.

This course will move beyond assessment and diagnosis and explore how to identify and apply evidence-treatment for children with all types of speech disorder.

Moving beyond traditional and eclectic approaches often found in UK clinical practice (McCurtin & Roddam, 2012), effective interventions will be linked to each speech diagnosis and illustrated using case studies and transcription data sets.

Start date Friday 7 February 2020

Time 9:30am - 4:00pm

Location The studio... 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP

Fee £90 for delegates who have previously attended one of our Speech evidence base masterclasses. Standard rate £215.00

Discounts available

Student discounts are also available, see individual booking forms for details.

Course presenter: Dr Sean Pert

Speech and Language Therapist and Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Manchester.

Dr Pert is a speech and language therapist with more than 20 years experience in both the NHS and Charity sector. He teaches on Clinical Education, Clinical Phonetics and Bilingualism at the University of Manchester teaches and has won the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation on an unprecedented three occasions, as well as The University of Manchester’s Making a Difference Award for Social Responsibility for Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity.

Sean worked closely with Barbara Dodd and colleagues, collecting data on bilingual children for the Diagnostic Evaluation of Articualtion and Phonology (DEAP), and demonstrating that Dodd’s categories of speech disorder applied to all children, regardless of language spoken (Stow & Pert, 2006; Holm, Dodd, Stow & Pert, 1999 ). Sean has published two bilingual speech sound screens with Dr Carol Stow (Retired) (1998, 2006, in Press) and currently teaches Clinical Phonetics and Developmental Speech Disorders at the University of Manchester. Sean has written on service delivery, winning a service re-design award for reducing waiting lists in his role as a service manager by introducing group therapy and outcome-focused therapy care plans, challenging the ineffective 6-week block rationing model.

He was nominated for Most Inspiring Lecturer by his students.

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Why attend this course?

  • You attended our speech evidence base masterclass and are keen to drill down and have an intensive day on the nuts and bolts of the actual therapy
  • Implementing outcome focused therapy care plans is a central priority within your practice
  • You have an interest in challenges to some of the traditional rationing approaches to therapy

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically designed for speech and language therapists

Course topics

  • The Dodd classification of speech disorders as an evidence based categorisation system enabling 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

What people are saying about this course

I loved attending your Speech Evidence Base Masterclass last year – it was so very helpful. What I would love now is to have a day where I can immerse myself in the actual therapy approaches I know are recommended.


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