The current evidence base for speech interventions: Translating research into practice

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The current evidence base for speech interventions: Translating research into practice

What is this course?

An update on the current evidence base for intervention for children with developmental speech disorders. We will focus on work on phonology, articulation and phonological awareness, and recent evidence on interventions for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Best practice recommendations for transcription and analysis will be included, as will the management of bilingual children with speech sound disorders. In the light of all this, we’ll also discuss service delivery options – current and future.

Start date Thursday 11 April 2019

Time 9:45am - 4pm

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

Fee £215.00

Discounts available

Can be booked using class passes here.

  • 2019 Masterclass Loyalty Scheme for individuals or teams
  • Student SaLT or Student Teacher Masterclass pass

Course presenter: Dr Anne Hesketh

Clinical senior lecturer at the University of Manchester

Dr Anne Hesketh has over 30 years’ experience in clinical practice, research and teaching. She teaches courses on clinical linguistics and developmental speech sound disorder and her PhD topic was the effective practice of Speech and Language Therapy. She is a member of the UK and Ireland Child Speech Disorder Research network and has worked on funded intervention research for both adults and children. She has published widely on speech sound disorder, the assessment of people with communication disorder, and the evaluation of therapy.

To find out more about Anne’s work and professional interests click here.

Why attend this course?

  • Children with speech sound difficulties form a significant portion of your caseload and you really want to be sure you are prioritising and managing things appropriately
  • You really are committed to evidence based practice – but reading all the journals and articles is really difficult given the sheer pressures to deliver within the job – so a synthesis of the current evidence is invaluable
  • At therapy level you really want reassurance that your intervention choices and methods are based on sound principles

Who is this course for?

This course is uniquely suitable for speech and language therapists

Course topics

  • Tips for finding and appraising relevant research evidence
  • A short reminder of frameworks for diagnosis
  • Service delivery – what we currently do
  • What the evidence tells us about intervention choices relating to: speech target selection, what level to work at (‘listening, thinking or saying’), who provides therapy, and ‘dosage’
  • Evidence for interventions for children with CAS and inconsistent phonological disorder
  • Bilingual children with developmental speech disorders
  • Studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of different methods and agents of delivery
  • Translating research into practice: should you, and how could you make changes in your practice in the light of the research evidence we’ve reviewed today?

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