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The Division has won the Silver Award for the UCL Green Impact scheme
The Division runs Continuing Professional Development courses.
Steven Bloch gives a 5-minute 'lightning' talk about the importance of social-interaction in speech and language therapy for people with progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease and motor neurone disease. He proposes that we must always look beyond (un)intelligibility in speech disorder research, assessment and treatment. Steven's presentation comes from a series of filmed talks by clinicians and academics, all of whom meet to share new ideas and thoughts throughout the year. All of these talks are 5 minutes long with a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Further videos and dates for future events can be found at the Therapy Ideas Live site:. http://therapyideas.org/live. Details about Steven's research and publications can be found on his homepage.
Dominic Furniss from the UCL Interaction Centre, recently gave a UCL Bite-sized Lecture: The Comedy of (Human) Error and Resilience. The mini-lecture had two objectives: 1) to raise awareness about the pervasiveness and importance of human error; and 2) to introduce concepts for thinking more deeply about cognitive resilience. He related my lecture to Shakespear’s original play and like any good story he tried to cover drama, comedy, tragedy and romance.
"As we go on this journey we are reminded about implications for patient safety, both in terms of human error and cognitive resilience. The centre piece of this mini-lecture is the story of the Fray Bentos pie which colourfully encapsulates concepts important for cognitive resilience: resilience repertoire, Big R innovation and little r sharing".
Dr. Stephann Makri from UCL Interaction Centre describes the process of
serendipity. This is part of a £1.82 UK Research Council funded project
A short answer to the question 'how do we speak'. Based on a question from a 4 year old son of a colleague, this is a very general introduction to some of the issues around the act of speech production.