WORKSHOP: Parent Involvement in Research about Speech Difficulties in Children

We are looking for parents of children of pre-school or primary age with speech difficulties to participate in a free workshop exploring parents’ views on research. Specifically, we want to know what you think is important in children’s speech and what researchers should be investigating. (Please note, places are limited so early booking is advised)

So What's Next - The Communication Trust Research Project

At the start of this month (February 2016) The Communication Trust published a report that we had been commissioned by them to do.  We worked with six schools and heard from 54 children and over 100 parents. The report is available on-line at this link, where you can access the full report and the executive summary free of charge:

The latest Newsletter from the Sound Start study.

The latest Newsletter from the Sound Start study.

Phoneme Factory being trialled in Australia

Dr Yvonne Wren from the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit and University of Bristol visited the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Communities Rural and Distance Education Unit on Thursday 26th November. She demonstrated the Phoneme Factory software designed for teachers and assistants to support children with speech sound difficulties.

"Status of aphasia therapy, new clinical case studies'.

Sandra Wielaert (one of the units PhD candidates) recently receiving a national Dutch prize for her new S&LT book entitled:

"Status of aphasia therapy, new clinical case studies'.

NEW - Guide for commissioners from Better Communication CIC supported by The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust have announced the release of a new resource available to support the commissioning of services for children and young people with SLCN.  This resource is based on the findings of the landmark Better Communication Research Programme commissioned following th

Child Talk Report Published by NIHR

Primary speech and language impairments affect 7.4% of primary school children. Early intervention by speech and language therapists (SLTs) is crucial to lessen their impact on these children’s life chances; however, there is wide variation in how families are assessed and interventions implemented.

Congratulations to Dr Sue Smith

Congratulations to Dr Sue Smith, Principal Speech & Language Therapist and Professional Lead for Autism in Swindon (SEQOL) on the achievement of her Professional Doctorate.

Dr Linda Hand Visits Bristol

'The Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit were pleased to welcome Dr Linda Hand from University of Auckland, New Zealand. During her visit Linda gave a talk  about her work entitled: Communication Difficulties and Vulnerable Young People and the Law in NZ: A view from 'Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ'".


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