RCSLT conference

Hear more about the development of the BEST language therapy package at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists' conference - Mind the gap: Putting research into practice, titled: “Building Early Sentences Therapy (BEST): Developing a theoretically driven, outcomes-focused therapy by involving practitioners, children and parents to maximise accessibility and acceptability”Dr Carol Stow
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Web sites update

I have just updates all three web sites to include a brand new look. I will be working to add content and fully integrated social networking at the end of the month. Dr S. Pertwww.speechtherapy.co.ukwww.bilingualism.co.ukwww.b-e-s-t.org.ukLocation:Rochdale, UK
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Speech, Language and Communication Conference

It was wonderful to meet practitioners from schools in Barnet today. We were treated to a dance performance by pupils at a local special school before we went on to discuss SLCN and bilingual children. It is clear that, although people are much better infomed about SLCN and bilingual pupils, strategies and interventions are needed. Location:Barnet
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RCSLT Conference - Day 2

Following a busy and stimulating day yesterday we're ready for day two. I will be available to discuss the new BEST language programme for children with language difficulties this morning in the Victoria suite downstairs. Location:The Midland Hotel, Manchester
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RCSLT Conference tomorrow

Come and see us at the poster sessions:Building early sentences in your language: a service evaluation study of the ‘best’ home language interventionPresented by Cristina McKean, Newcastle University and Sean Pert, Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustHand out available on the web site www.B-E-S-T.org.ukLocation:Midland Hotel Manchester
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New web site

The 'Building Early Sentences Therapy' has a web site:www.B-E-S-T. org.ukwww.BuildingEarlySentencesTherapy.co.ukThe site shows the language package for children with language disorder by Dr Cristina McKean, Dr Sean Pert and Dr Carol Stow. Location:Rochdale, UK
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Experienced Clinical Educators' Day

Do you include bilingual clients in student observation and case load?What are students taught about this topic prior to placements?Dr S. Pertwww.speechtherapy.co.ukwww.bilingualism.co.ukLocation:Hulme Hall, Manchester
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RCSLT Advisers' day

Dr Carol Stow and I are attending the RCSLT Advisers' day. Themes so far are evidence based practice, the political context and how best to provide Speech and Language Therapists, clients, commissioners and others with the best practice evidence. Dr S. Pertwww.speechtherapy.co.ukwww.bilingualism.co.ukLocation:City University, London
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RCSLT Conference 11-12th September 2012

Dr Cristina McKean and I will be attending the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists' Conference at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK on 11-12th September 2012. We will be presenting a poster on the Building Early Sentences Therapy (BEST) language package for children aged 3-6 years with severe language impairment.Further details are on the RCSLT web site.
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NALDIC Quarterly 9.2

A full transcript of the NALDIC lecture on the BEST approach is now available in 'EAL and Additional Needs (Online) NALDIC Quarterly 9.2'.
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