Speech and Language Therapists and Mental Capacity
This book can be used to promote the role of SLT to other professionals and decision-makers within their own and other provider organisations, leading to harmonisation of practice and equitable service delivery for this area of clinical practice.
Supporting Adolescents with Language Disorders
This book brings together what we know about adolescents with language disorders in order to argue for increased access to quality assessment, intervention services, and to robust educational support.
Applying Psychological Ideas in Speech and Language Therapy
Both cognitive and developmental psychology are embedded into pre-registration speech and language training and inform the theoretical basis of many language and communication interventions.
Basic Medical Science for Speech and Language Therapy Students
This book covers anatomy, physiology and neuroscience relevant to the practice of speech and language therapy in sufficient detail to equip students with an understanding of the relevance of basic medical sciences to the clinical components of their course and continuing professional development.
Intervention Case Studies of Child Speech Impairment
Intervention for children with speech impairment is challenging. Identifying children with speech sound disorder (SSD) from those making developmental errors requires precise knowledge of typical and atypical speech behaviours in preschool children.
The Concise Guide to Ethics and Decision-making in Dysphagia
The Concise Guide to Ethics and Decision-making in Dysphagia explains why decisions in dysphagia care are difficult, what frameworks might help structure a more robust process, and links evidence to ethics to cases.
Making Sense of
A Guide for Parents and Professionals
In this book, aimed at both parents and professionals, the authors discuss the non-evidence-based interventions that proliferate in the fields of children's speech, language, literacy, fluency, voice, communication, attention, cognition, working memory, behaviour and social connectedness.
The Silent Partner? Language, Interaction and Aided Communication
This book examines how communication aids are used in real interaction contexts by pulling together findings from a wide range of research focused on children with typical development, children with significant speech and physical impairments, and adults with acquired neurological disabilities.
Exploring Fluency in Down Syndrome: A Discussion of Speech Dysfluencies for Professionals and Parents
This book explores the 'hows' and 'whys' of dysfluent speech in those with Down syndrome, using real-life spoken language examples as well as presenting literature in the areas of language, speech, prosody and fluency and mapping this information onto what is known about Down syndrome.
Dealing with Capacity and Other Legal Issues with Adults with Acquired Neurological Conditions: A Resource for SLTs
This book aims to support SLTs in clinical practice who may be asked to deal with issues relating to the decision-making and mental capacity of their clients.
Stammering Therapy from the Inside
Stammering Therapy from the Inside offers a comprehensive overview of a range of contemporary stammering therapy approaches. It links theory to practice, with an emphasis on describing the therapy journey and outcomes from the perspectives of both clinicians and clients.
Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations: Assessment and Remediation
This book is based on recent findings and will report current original research in the field of speech prosody in atypical populations. With contributions from experts working on the prosody of a specific client group.
Making Collaborative Practice Work: A model for Teachers and SLTs
This easy-to-read handbook explores existing collaborative practice research within the current SEN framework and then focuses on bridging the gap between this research and practice at policy, planning and classroom levels.
The Dysphagia Placement Workbook
The Dysphagia Placement Workbook has been specifically designed to help UK and Australian students and newly-qualified speech and language therapists develop basic competencies and gain clinical experience in dysphagia.
The Impact of Communication Disability Across the Lifespan
Impairments of language and communication have a profound impact on everyday life. Professionals working with individuals who have communication needs often deal with a range of wider issues in order to support their clients in the best way possible.
Listening to Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
The importance of listening to children and young people has received considerable attention in the literature, but little has been written about the particular challenges of listening to those with speech, language and communication needs.
Developing Clinical Skills in Dysphagia: A guide for speech and language therapists (with DVD)
Developing Clinical Skills in Dysphagia has been created specifically for clinical educators supervising students and newly-qualified therapists on placements that have a focus on dysphagia.
PACSTOYS: A screening assessment of child speech (2-5yrs)
This resource utilises interesting bags of small toys which elicit single words, phrases and spontanenous speech from children as young as 2 years up to 5 years.
Creating Practice-based Evidence: A guide for SLTs
The RCSLT is currently establishing and promoting its research strategy; its vision is to involve all SLT clinicians in research, whether by using the evidence base to inform their clinical practice or to actively engage in research.
POWERS: Profile of Word Errors and Retrieval in Speech (with CD)
There are now a number of therapies aimed at helping people with aphasia to produce words more easily and studies show that practising words in therapy can improve subsequent naming of the words in tests of picture naming.
Aided Communication in Everyday Interaction
This book argues for the importance of the participants' perspective within both theory and practice on the function of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids in everyday talk-in-interaction.
Assessment and Therapy for Language and Cognitive Communication Difficulties in Dementia and Other Progressive Diseases
Across the globe, the increase in current life expectancy means that significant growth in the number of people living with dementia can be expected.
Speech Therapy in Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (with CD)
This is a practical and accessible handbook of evidence-based practice for the assessment and management of speech disorders relating to cleft palate and VPD.
A Guide to Clinical Placements in Speech and Language Therapy
What are the emotional impacts of working with clients who have a head injury? How should I prepare for my placement in a voice clinic? What are the challenges involved in working with children who have autism?
Picture Me: Children's views of speech, language and communication needs
This resource is the product of qualitative research and presents ideas and materials designed to facilitate pupil voice in assessing speech and language needs and outcomes; and to enable the involvement of children in person-centred planning.
Methods in Teaching Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics
This book collates the expertise of teaching phonetics and linguistics and presents it in an accessible and practical format.
Dig in Your Heels and Fight! How Women Become Researchers in Communication Sciences and Disorders
This book probes the crisis in Communication Disorders (CSD) of the low and declining numbers of doctoral trained faculty.
Therapy Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Professionals
The Therapy Outcome Measure (TOM) allows professionals from many disciplines working in health, social care and education to describe the relative abilities and difficulties of a patient/client in the four domains of impairment, activity, participation and wellbeing in order to monitor changes over time.
School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide
This authoritative guide teaches speech-language pathologists to successfully work with school-age children and adolescents who stutter.
Speech and Language Therapy and Professional Identity: Challenging Received Wisdom
Values and practices within the profession of speech and language therapy are based in deeply embedded assumptions that form a tacit knowledge base, not always accessible to practitioners and students of speech and language therapy.