21st - 22nd March, 2019 Jurys Inn, Milton Keynes
Professor Janice Murray led an NIHR funded project on clinical decision making for children who are non-speaking who would benefit from provision of a communication aid. This was a three-site project, led by Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with Barnsley Assistive Technology Service and Leeds University. This was the first UK project to explore AAC decision making. The outcomes of the project included the development of a decision making heuristic with freely available tools and resources to support decision making processes. Janice will present an overview of the project, its findings and heuristic content. There will be a practical opportunity to work with some of the resources.
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I have always had a keen interest in medicine and how the body works. This sparked my interest in First Aid and I have been passoniate about this topic since having given birth to my first child,in 2006. Since then I have made it my mission to make learning this subject accessible, fun and easy.
I am an accredited First Aid instructor and Assessor, having qualified with Aid Training. I also hold a Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Education & Training. My qualifications allow me to offer a range of First Aid courses including Emergency First at Work, First Aid at Work, AED Training, Paediatrics and Requalification courses.
My experience in teaching this topic spans over the years and in that time I have had the privilege of teaching people from all backgrounds, from parents, nannies, au pairs, childminders and school staff to doctors, paramedics and even the odd celebrity!
CHRISTELLA ANTONI, MSc, BA Hons., HCPC, MRCSLT, MASLTIP
CONSULTANT SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY (VOICE)
Christella Antoni is a Consultant SLT who specialises in Voice work. Qualifying in 1995 from UCL, Christella worked for 14 years as a Lead Voice Clinician for both Imperial Hospitals NHS Trust at Charing Cross Hospital and for West London Mental Health Trust at the Gender Identity Clinic.
Currently, Christella works in Independent practice from her London Treatment rooms. In addition, she has a specialist role within the ENT department at Charing Cross Hospital, operating the Joint Voice clinic with Mr Guri Sandhu, Consultant ENT. She is the SLT professional representative on the committee of British Laryngological Association (BLA) and the U.K representative on the Voice and Communication Committee of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Christella has extensive training in Voicecraft and is noted for her own ability to demonstrate voice qualities. As well as voice rehabilitation, Christella works with singing and performance voice and transgender voice modification.
Since 2001, Christella has offered courses to SLTs in Voice and transgender voice providing training in practical voice skills and exercises underpinned by theoretical knowledge and background. Her courses are consistently rated as ‘excellent’ by attendees. She has supported many SLTs on a national level via training, mentoring and supervision and is a keen supporter of SLT students.
Christella’s publications include Principles of Speech & Language Therapy in Practical Laryngology, Ed’s D. Costello & G. Sandhu, (2016) and Voice, Speech & Language Therapy in The Transgender Handbook Ed’s. W.Bouman & J. Arcelus. (2017). Her voice blog discusses a plethora of voice presentations and includes pre and post treatment examples and Voice demonstrations.
As well as continuing to present widely at conferences and courses, Christella has appeared in a range of television and radio broadcasts including ITV’s Transformation Street (2018) and the ‘This Morning’ programme (2004-2017); Radio Wolfgang’s Science(ish) (2016); BBC Radio 4’s The Vox Project ; Stephen Fry’s English Delight (2010); BBC 4’s The Voice (2008); and A Voice Like Honey, BBC Radio 2 hosted by a Jan Ravens (2006).
SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY
Sunita Shah graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University. Since then she has worked with both adults and children, now focusing on the paediatric sector, ages 1-16 years. She has worked for over 20 years in the NHS for the following Trusts: Sandwell, East Cheshire and North West London Hospitals in Brent.
Sunita currently has her own independent speech and language therapy and training practice in North West London called ‘Together Let’s Communicate’ which has been successfully helping families and education settlings for over fifteen years. She also works as the Service Lead (Harrow & Hertfordshire) for ‘Magic Words Speech and Language Therapy’ practice. Sunita has developed an extensive range of knowledge and skills from assessment to models of therapy to support children in her clinical and management roles.
Sunita’s specialism is in early years; she has worked with some proactive schools and nurseries delivering training, providing assessment and therapy to children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in order to develop a total communication environment within the home, the education setting, and the outside world.
Sunita has a keen interest in bilingualism, and was a bilingual specialist for NHS Brent. She can speak several languages including Gujarati and Hindi. Sunita has been the chair and member of an accomplished bilingual group (Speech and Language Therapists) and forum for over fifteen years; the Clinical Excellence Network for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT). The group has just re-launched its website full of practical ideas and resources for clinicians, education professionals and parents.
Sunita delivers training to support children who have English as an additional language as well as those who are bilingual with SLCN, in order to differentially diagnose SLCN, and the types of intervention required. She is also one of the named national advisors in this area for RCSLT. She has also worked on projects with and/or trained The Michael Palin Centre, Great Ormond Street, ICAN, and The Communication Trust, NHS Northern Island, Blackpool Early Years Team. Sunita is also a member of The National Early Years Training Consultancy.
Sunita is involved with training students, and has worked at Essex University, Reading University, City University London, and Manchester University. Sunita lectures students about bilingualism and working with clients from diverse communities.
AUTHOR & CREATOR
THE JAI JAIS
Sunita is a mother of two boys and developed The Jai Jais in 2015 because she felt there were limited ideas/books in the market to introduce her son to Hindu gods and goddesses in a child-friendly way.
Sunita has published fifteen books to date and continues to develop her writing skills. She has also just developed a range of board books to introduce babies to Hindu gods and goddesses. Sunita has also started writing books for 6-12 year olds and older with more detailed mythological stories.
Sunita has sold over 10,000 books over the past eighteen months in the UK alone and her books have also been popular overseas in America, Australia, Kenya, Mauritius, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and many other countries. The core range of books all have simple text matching the knowledge and skills of communication norms expected for a child aged 2-5 years with the correct length of sentence and target vocabulary. The books have been written by a UK based author who is also a paediatric speech and language therapist, with the pages drawn by a British illustrator, the aim being to give an original and modern take on Hinduism in the west.
Sunita is also working with her product development team to launch a range of merchandise for The Jai Jais brand.
In February 2017 Sunita set up a face book group called ‘What’s for dinner tonight mum?’, a global community for home cooks. The group now has 60,000+ members in over 120 countries globally. The group is very interactive with over 250,000 interactions a month.
CanTalk Speech & Language Therapy
Corinne has spent all her working life in London and has been providing services to children and adults who stammer throughout her career. She has worked in several roles including managing a large paediatric SLT service in NHS. Currently, she works in Independent Practice; as a Clinical Tutor at City University of London and with adults who stammer at City Lit. Corinne is a member of the Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium running training for SLTs in UK and internationally.
My name is Shane Booth. I’d like to offer you the opportunity to gain some insight into what it’s like to have been on the receiving end of rehabilitation. I’d like to share some of my experiences and show the impact of rehabilitation and how its shaped me as an individual, as well as show the long-term benefit of professional input.
On 5th August 2009, I was involved in a major life-threatening motorbike accident at a place called Baden-Baden in Germany. This accident left me fighting for my life, with several broken limbs and a traumatic brain injury.
After being transferred back to the UK, I underwent three months in intensive care, then three years in inpatient rehabilitation.
With a lot of focussed rehabilitation, I have started to rebuild my life. The collaboration between myself and my rehab team has enabled me to set increasingly challenging targets and goals and achieve more. I’d like to share with you some of the qualities that have helped me make my rehab such a success.
SLT - From being able to just say “mum” to now presenting to a range of audiences, I’ve been able to achieve so much with the support of my speech and language therapists to improve my impairments, to grow in confidence and to achieve a greater level of self-belief. This progress is still ongoing.
I believe my story will inspire people in their chosen career path and to demonstrate to them the benefit of never giving up
Louise Borjes and Kamini Gadhok
Cathy & Sam
Collaboratively Cathy and Sam:
Provide individual and group supervision for a range of professionals of different specialisms and grades working in public and independent, health, education and social care settings.
Offer a Foundation Supervision Training Series and an Advanced Supervision Workshop Programme for trainee and qualified speech and language therapists and other professionals working in public and independent health, education or social care settings.
Blog, publish articles and contribute to books connected with their work
Katrina Hulme-Cross is the Senior Editor for Speechmark, now part of Routledge Education. Katrina has worked in publishing for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in commissioning professional content in the fields of health, social care and education. Join Katrina for her ‘How to Get Published’ session where she will explain the process of turning your great idea into a published book.
Nestle Health Science
Formed in 2011, Nestlé Health Science is the first of a new breed of health-science company. Advancing the therapeutic role of nutrition to change the course of health management for consumers, patients, doctors, nurses and our partners in healthcare: this is our focus.
Through investing in innovation and leveraging leading edge science, we are striving to forge a new industry of nutritional therapies based upon inherently safe nutritional therapies with relevant levels of quality of life benefits and proven clinical and health economic value.
15 minute headshot session at the conference
In any business a headshot is there to help you connect with clients and potential employers, It's your shop window online. Your headshot is one of the main images in your control to put in the public domain, that represents your brand and professionalism.
Save £10 and book in advance for £30.00,
photoshoots on the day will be £40.00
The conference is open to all professions, members and non-members.To book a room at a special rate please call 01908 843700 option 3 between 8:30am – 6pm Monday-Friday to make your reservations and quote ASSOCI210319.
Louise Borjes and Kamini Gadhok
Sam Simpson & Cathy Sparkles
The workshop aims to help participants: Deepen their understanding of supervision. Develop a working knowledge of the RCSLT (2017) supervision best practice guidance and individual accountability. Consider their current supervision and self-care networks in light of HCPC and RCSLT supervision guidance
De-novo Consultants Limited
In my experience the passion that people have when they set up a business starts to disappear after a while as the business owner realises all the admin, marketing etc. that they have to do to keep the business going. This presentation will focus on giving the delegates some tips to help them remain focused, believe in themselves and give them the confidence to tackle all these extra tasks with confidence and ultimately achieve more than they thought was possible with their business.
The do's and dont's when managing your website and ensuring it's secure for your users. Discover other ways to improve your users experience and how to better utilize your website to work for you and your business.
Janice will present an overview of a project on clinical decision making for children who are non-speaking who would benefit from provision, Janice will be discussing its findings and heuristic content. There will be a practical opportunity to work with some of the resources.
The session will focus on babies and children from birth to puberty covering CPR, Recovery Positions and Choking. This session will involve both theory and hands on practice with mannequins. Participants will receive a booklet on completion.
Christella’s presentation will be based on her 22 years working as a speech & language therapist. Specifically, her presentation will focus on her 20 years multi-centre career as a voice specialist, voice course teacher and clinical supervisor. Christella will also share knowledge about running a private practice based on her own practice, now currently based in Marylebone London.
Christella will share insights into her direct approach of working with voice. She will take us on a voice quality journey through the physical properties of the vocal tract. Along the way, she will discuss voice fact and fiction, demystifying some of the vocal myths that perpetuate . Her presentation will include examples, vocal demonstrations and some interactive ‘Antoni Method Vital Voice’ exercises which can be applied to many voice disorders.
De-novo Consultants Limited
The presentation focuses on the things a business owner needs to do to transition from a 1 man band to employing their first associate, PA, bookkeeper etc. and beyond. We also tackle the mind-set shift you need to make during the transition. The delegates would go away with an outline plan of how to move themselves and their business forward within the next 6-12 months, having identified what to delegate, who to give it to, how to finance it and what they need to do to grow themselves.
Sunita delivers training to support children who have English as an additional language as well as those who are bilingual with SLCN, in order to differentially diagnose SLCN, and the types of intervention required.
Ever thought of writing a professional book? Have you written resources for use in your own practice (session plans, activities, tools) which you feel should be shared with your wider professional community? Join Katrina Hulme-Cross, Senior Editor at Speechmark publishing, for an informative session on the professional publishing market and ‘How to Get Published’. Learn what Commissioning Editors are looking for, how to develop your idea; and how to put together and submit a proposal.
Speechmark (now part of Routledge Education) publishes practical, trusted resources for practitioners across education, health and social care. Katrina Hulme-Cross has worked in publishing for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in commissioning professional content for a number of publishers including Wiley, Cambridge University Press and now Routledge Education.
Hear a UK SLT speak about their experience of adopting IQoro, which clinical evidence shows addresses the issues of drooling, facial paralysis, indistinct speech, swallowing difficulties, impaired postural control and more.
I’d like to offer you the opportunity to gain some insight into what it’s like to have been on the receiving end of rehabilitation. I’d like to share some of my experiences and show the impact of rehabilitation and how its shaped me as an individual, as well as show the long-term benefit of professional input.
Earliest Bird ticket price of £115.00 for members / £135.00 for non-members is only available until the 30th November, so don't delay in securing your place at the conference today!
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