Celebrating Speech and Language Therapy

The Department of Human Communication Sciences (HCS), in partnership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy services held an event on July 11th 2017 to celebrate Speech and Language Therapy in Sheffield and the wider region.

Over 100 speech and language therapists (SLTs) and SLT students from across Sheffield and the wider region attended the day at the University of Sheffield. The event brought SLTs together to celebrate the profession, share research and practice, understand the vision of the RCSLT in shaping the future SLT profession and being resilient in meeting the challenges ahead.

Photo of Bryony Simpson (Associate Dean of Health Education England)Morning speakers included Derek Munn, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, RCSLT, Bryony Simpson, Associate Dean, Heath Education England and Professor Pam Enderby, University of Sheffield and Trustee of RCSLT.
In the afternoon, SLTs connected and collaborated in sharing exemplars of excellent practice and research. Mark Jayes, SLT in the Sheffield Adult Service presented his research about assessing mental capacity. Anna Westaway, SLT in the Sheffield Children’s Services shared her recent MSc about accessible information for children with communication difficulties.
Helen Cameron and Lucy Dyson from the department of HCS shared their experiences of completing a PhD and encouraged SLTs to engage in research.

The day received really positive feedback with attendees keen to attend future events of this kind.Photo of Speech & Language Therapists

“This was a really enjoyable, challenging and interesting day!”

“I feel inspired!”

“I really enjoyed the variety of the day from politics and priorities to the experience of doing a PhD.”

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the day.

Dr Judy Clegg, Senior Lecturer and Director of Professional Education, Department of Human Communication Sciences