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Speech: Assessment and Therapy in Practice

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Speech: Assessment and Therapy in Practice

What is this course?

A popular course for practitioners working with speech disorders.  The Speech Evidence Base Masterclass 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 Monday 21 March 2022

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location Online

Fee £99.00-£120.00

Discounts available

Student and SaLT returners to work £50

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 25 year’s experience in the NHS, Charity sector and Higher Education. 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 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 enjoyed the topic as it is relevant to my work. The presenter was clear and knowledgeable. The online format (zoom) worked well with no issues.


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