Advancing your practice (for speech and language therapists)
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: XS522
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
As a part of your continuing professional development, this course is for speech and language therapists working with adults or young people who stammer wishing to develop their practice. It will provide opportunity to update your knowledge and learn from peers.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Evidence based practice
• Opportunity to review and discuss recent research
• Opportunity to gain ideas and problem solve through sharing current practice.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Identify how current research findings can influence and develop practice
• Identify at least one way to advance current practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to be a qualified speech and language therapist and have experience of working with adults or young people who stammer.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will read papers before the class for discussion. Learning will be mainly through peer discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You could attend another advancing your practice course as each one will review different research and be a unique learning experience. You could enrol on other courses relevant to working with people who stammer such as Working with Adults who Stammer; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Effective Counselling Skills.
Carolyn is a leading UK stammering specialist. She stammers herself and had life-changing therapy at City Lit. Following this she decided to train as a speech and language therapist (SLT) and feels privileged to have spent her career at City Lit. She helped develop what is probably the most comprehensive range of stammering therapy courses in the world. 2019 marked her 40th year as a City Lit tutor. She has a particular passion for working with people with interiorised stammering. In 2009 Carolyn qualified as a mindfulness teacher and has been a pioneer in terms of integrating mindfulness into stammering therapy courses. She is an experienced trainer and has helped to develop training programmes for SLTs in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and counselling skills. Carolyn has had many articles and chapters published and is a co-editor of Stammering Therapy from the Inside (2013). She has led training and therapy courses throughout the UK and has also taught in Europe, the US and New Zealand. In 2012 she was honoured to receive the International Fluency Association’s Clinician of Distinction award.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.