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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 ...

The Theory of Everything
Posted on: 12-12-2014

The new movie The Theory of Everything about Stephen Hawking will be soon in the UK cinemas! Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds - Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde. The movie follows their life from the first meeting in Cambridge in 1964, with an earth-shattering Stephen’s diagnosis at 21 years of age and hi... Read More ...

Speakers at ASLTIP Conference 2015 - part 2
Posted on: 04-12-2014

Philip Breedon - Face to face- Using the Microsoft 'Kinect' as a facial paralysis stroke rehabilitation tool Philip Breedon is Professor of Smart Technologies at Nottingham Trent University and leads the Design for Health and Wellbeing research group. He has given guest lectures on smart materials in a number of European Countries as well as in Canada and New Zealand. His research interests and la... Read More ...

Speakers at ASLTIP Conference 2015 - part 1
Posted on: 26-11-2014

The ASLTIP conference 2015 is taking place on the 21st March 2015 in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Ealing, London. We have chosen an exciting title and theme: Talking Technology. Current Trends in Speech and Language Therapy. We are happy to announce that the programme has been set up and today we would like to share with you the first 5 profiles of our wonderful speakers! Here they are: Jane Mars... 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 ...

How the languages we speak can affect the way we think
Posted on: 31-10-2014

There’s a wide field of research on the link between language and psychology and behavior. Here, a few fascinating examples: Navigation and Pormpuraawans In Pormpuraaw, an Australian Aboriginal community, you wouldn’t refer to an object as on your “left” or “right,” but rather as “northeast” or “southwest,” writes Stanford psychology professor Lera Boroditsky (and an expert in linguistic-cultural... Read More ...

Dyspraxia Awareness Week
Posted on: 20-10-2014

This week the The Dyspraxia Foundation is running an awareness week from 12th to 18th October. The Dyspraxia Foundation is the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of this condition. This year they are focusing on teenagers and the theme is:“There’s more to it than just motor skills”. Dyspraxia is classified as an “invisible” disability, because it does not manifest itself in a dr... Read More ...

Using Facebook to promote your business
Posted on: 13-07-2014

Facebook is the king of social networks and as such, almost doesn't need an introduction. With over a billion users, it’s the biggest social network with a user base that is still growing. Facebook is on three of every four smartphones, and more than half of people on Facebook visit the site every day. You may have a personal page where you share your life events, cooking triumphs (and disasters) ... 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 ...

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