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Speech & Language Therapy

Birmingham Community Healthcare is one of the biggest providers of community healthcare services in England, with more than 5,000 employees. 

A wide variety of these roles take place in our community hospitals; Moseley Hall, Sheldon Unit, West Heath and care centres such as, Ann Marie Howes, Norman Power and Riverside Lodge. Then many other roles are seen in the 40+ Integrated Multidisciplinary Teams (IMTs) across Birmingham.

In addition to these adult and community services we also provide services for children and families; health visiting, school nursing and learning disabilities provision. And also specialist services such as Birmingham Dental Hospital and within the Prison Service.

The following links take you to our speech and language therapists, operating in, or supporting, a number of divisions and teamsadults and children 

Once you are able to access the Trust intranet site you will find additional information that will help you gain the most from your placement with us.

The Trust also offers a service to empower people with disabilities, using techniques and technologies which optimise potential for communication and control.

Access to Communication and Technology (ACT) works with people with complex disabilities to develop ways to enable them communicate and interact with their environment, assisted by the use of electronic equipment.

Useful Links:

Contact Details

Professional Development Team Email:
professional.development@bham
community.nhs.uk
 

The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

The RCSLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.

The "Cognitive Neuropsychological Model: bridging gap"  

This poster summarises an approach commonly used by Speech & Language Therapists in practice and research. The poster is the first useful visual published resource of its kind, presenting information which otherwise is only accessible via books

Afasic  

Parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. Providing information and training for parents – and professionals – and a range of publications. 

ICAN 

The children’s communication charity.

Makaton 

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.

Talk To Your Baby

Talk To Your Baby is a campaign run by the National Literacy Trust to encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three.

Talking Point 

Talking Point is a website all about children’s speech, language and communication. It is designed for parents, people who work with children; and children and young people themselves. It contains everything you need to know about supporting children’s speech and language development.

The British Stammering Association

BSA is the only national organisation for adults and children who stammer, run by people who stammer.

Hanen

Provides parents, caregivers, early childhood educators and speech-language pathologists with the knowledge and training they need to help all preschool children develop the best possible language, social and literacy skills, including those children with or at risk of language delays and those with developmental challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger Syndrome. 

Headway

Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.

National Autistic Society

The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Down’s Syndrome Association

Focuses solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome ation, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

 Scope

Scope is a charity that supports disabled people and their families. 

Communication Matters 

A national charity for people who use or work with augmentative or alternative communication (AAC).

The National Deaf Children's Society  

NDCS is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities 

BILD aims to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and family carers.

Hello Campaign 

Hello, the 2011 national year of communication, is a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills. The website provides useful resources for parents and professionals and details of activities and events taking place locally and nationally.

National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children

NAPLIC is an association for all professionals concerned with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). ite provides useful resources for parents and professionals and details of activities and events taking place locally and nationally.