Apart from the excellent lightning talks presented by ASLTIP members at the annual conference, Sue Roulstone from the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit presented “Child Talk: What Works”. Child Talk = What Works is a research programme which aims to improve the quality of speech and language therapy for pre-school children with primary speech and language impairments in England. The research team are developing an evidence based framework of SLT-led interventions that incorporates the views of SLTs, parents, workers in early years settings, pre-school children and communities who do not currently access services as much as the rest of the population. In collaboration with six other sites across England, the unit has run focus groups and held telephone interviews to find out what SLTs currently do, how they change what they do to suit particular children and what the SLTs, early years professionals and parents feel work best. ASLTIP therapists were also involved in providing information.
Sue Roulstone’s lightning talk is available to view here: http://youtu.be/5pjNa6q8LlU
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