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 light of all this, we’ll also discuss service delivery options – current and future.
A day for speech and language therapists to reflect on their own practice in the light of the evidence presented and to consider what changes they may wish to make as a result. Come along with an open mind and leave your preconceptions at the door.
Presented by Dr Anne Hesketh.
Dr Hesketh has over 30 years’ experience in clinical practice, research and teaching. She is a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, teaching courses on clinical linguistics and developmental speech sound disorder. Anne has a strong interest in the application of research to therapy; her PhD topic was the effective practice of Speech and Language Therapy, and she is a member of the UK and Ireland Child Speech Disorder Research network. Anne has worked on funded intervention research for both adults and children and has published widely on speech sound disorder, the assessment of people with communication disorder, and the evaluation of therapy.
The day includes a 2-course lunch, a comprehensive pack of handouts and certification for CPD purposes.
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