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Bercow: Ten Years On Inquiry regarding children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
Posted on: 20-01-2017

Share your experiences of SLCN support As part of Bercow: Ten Years On, a project designed to examine support for children and young people with SLCN in England, I CAN and the RCSLT have launched an inquiry. The Bercow: Ten Years On project team are inviting individuals and organisations to contribute. There are two ways to take part: • Submit written evidence sharing experiences of the reality o... Read More ...

Google Glass could change the way children with autism read faces
Posted on: 24-06-2016

Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. Now, the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from ‘autism glass’ – an experimental device created by researchers at Stanford University using Google Glass that records and analyses faces in real time and alerts him to the emotions ... Read More ...

Google's Latest Accessibility Feature Is So Good, Everyone Will Use It
Posted on: 24-05-2016

Perhaps you have an Android device and are already familiar with the useful voice activated Google Assistant, by which you simply say "OK Google" aloud and then the action you want the device to complete (for example, opening text messages). Though it was developed for users with severe motor impairment, thanks to recent developments and updates, Google Voice Access could revolutionize how anyone... Read More ...

Thank You - Annual Conference & AGM 2016
Posted on: 14-03-2016

On Saturday the 12th of March, 2016, the 25th annual ASLTIP Conference & AGM took place. We would like to thank all of you who attended for making it a truly remarkable and memorable day. Running from 8:45am until 5:00pm, the day consisted of 15 speakers, 11 workshops and talks, 1 AGM, 13 exhibitors, 90 attendees and a whole day of success. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of th... Read More ...

What do the 3 main parties offer for Health and Education
Posted on: 01-05-2015

This week the RCSLT published an article identifying the key points each of the 3 main parties have promised in their Manifesto's in this years General Election. These areas identified are Education and Health. Here's an overview of what they will have to offer: On education, the Conservatives’ manifesto recognises the work undertaken by the coalition on SEND, in which RCSLT was fully engaged alon... Read More ...

Technology for Health
Posted on: 14-01-2015

New technology products and developments can have a huge impact on our lives. It has a huge influence on the way you shop, how you communicate with friends, the job you do, or the way you travel. Technology has changed our behaviour. Look at healthcare - breakthroughs in information gathering, research, treatments, and communications have given healthcare practitioners new tools to work. The Nomi... Read More ...

Speech and Language Therapists on LinkedIn
Posted on: 18-12-2014

LinkedIn can be a great way to promote your independent business. Here are a few reasons why: • LinkedIn is a network with 65 million business professionals around the world • The average LinkedIn member has an average annual household income of $109,000. • Nearly 50% of LinkedIn members have decision-making authority for their companies. It's easy to see why LinkedIn is considered the world's la... Read More ...

Are you a scientist?
Posted on: 19-11-2014

This is the question we posed yesterday on Twitter to over 2000 followers: As a speech and language therapist do you consider yourself a scientist? Science careers are particularly in the spotlight, with drives on many fronts to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and in particular to attract more girls to careers in STEM. This often comes with the comments that th... Read More ...

Favourite Speech and Therapy Apps
Posted on: 14-11-2014

We asked our followers on Twitter what their favourite speech and therapy apps are. Here is the list of top five apps: 1. Custom Boards - is an evidence based app designed to serve as a board and activity creator for speech therapists, teachers, special education and parents of children who need symbols to communicate and learn. Custom Boards includes over 11 thousand built in symbols from the Sm... Read More ...

AAC Awareness Month
Posted on: 20-10-2014

International AAC Awareness Month is celebrated around the world each October. The aim is to raise awareness of augmentative and alternative communication and to inform the public about the many different ways in which people communicate using AAC devices. ISAAC has chosen “Discovering Communication” as the theme, to continue the momentum from the ISAAC 2014 conference. AAC Awareness events are he... Read More ...