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CPD Courses 2013/2014

2013 Autumn

 
14/11/2013

Reading Adult Videofluoroscopies: Introductory Course

Course code: 546/13 Cost: £130 Places: 25 (FULL)

Tutor: Christina Smith, Senior Lecturer, Language and Communication, UCL.

16-19/12/2013

Contemporary English Pronunciation: A practical workshop

Course code: 547/13 Cost: £300 Places: 12

This is a practically-based course for those who want to pronounce English more natively. It will be particularly useful for European business professionals who use English in their work. No technical knowledge of phonetics is required, as all concepts and symbols will be explained as part of the course.

Tutor: Dr Geoff Lindsey

Download Application form for this course (547/13)

2014 Spring

10-11/3/2014

The Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme

Course code: 550/14 Cost: £260 Places: 24 (FULL), waiting list closed

This course is suitable for Speech and Language Therapists who want to update their knowledge of developmental verbal dyspraxia/childhood apraxia of speech and to learn about the 3rd edition of the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme. Topics include: theoretical aspects, assessment, diagnostic approaches, management issues and therapy approaches.

Tutors: Pam Williams and team from the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre.

31/3 -3/4/2014

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Follow up day on 17/6/2014 or 18/6/2014

Extending Knowledge and Skills in Working with Adults with Acquired Dysphagia: A Post-Registration Course for Speech and Language Therapists

Course code: 551/14 Cost: £700 Places:25 

Focusing on issues in everyday clinical practice, this evidence based and interdisciplinary course is for qualified Speech and Language Therapists who wish to develop their knowledge and skills of working with adults with acquired dysphagia and who have little or no experience of working with this clinical caseload. In order to enhance the learning opportunities the course offers, it is desirable, but not essential, for participants to be working with dysphagia clients and to have access to a clinical supervisor.

Tutors: Christina Smith, Senior Lecturer, Language and Communication, UCL, Stefanie Bucher, Teaching Fellow, UCL, and Kirsty Catling, Highly Specialist SLT, Lewisham Healthcare NHS trust.

30/4/2014

Working with Selective Mutism Part 1: Effective Approaches to Assessment and Management

Course code: 553/14 Cost: £130 Places: 25 FULL, waiting list closed

Persistent failure to communicate creates high anxiety for both families and professionals. This study day will give an overview of patterns of communication withdrawal and assessment and management procedures involving home, school and the wider community. It will equip participants with the basic skills to confidently offer a core programme to all selectively mute children and adolescents. Target audience: all professionals and support workers from educational, health and mental health backgrounds. Parents welcome too!

Tutors: Maggie Johnson,Principal Speech and Language Therapist, Kent Community Health NHS Trust and Alison Wintgens, retired Consultant SLT.

1/5/2014

Working with Selective Mutism Part 2: Extension Level – Supplementary Approaches to Assessment and Management

Course code: 554/14 Cost: £130 Places: 25 (4 places left)

Follow-up day for participants who have attended either the ‘Working with Selective Mutism Part 1’ course or any other full day’s training with Maggie Johnson or Alison Wintgens. The focus is on children and adolescents who need more than the core programme to address their selective pattern of communication e.g. those with a complex diagnosis, family issues or simply not making expected progress. Target audience: all professionals and support workers from educational, health and mental health backgrounds who have completed Part 1 training. Case-workers and therapists working with adults are also welcome.

Tutors: Maggie Johnson,Principal Speech and Language Therapist, Kent Community Health NHS Trust and Alison Wintgens, retired Consultant SLT.

21-22/5/2014

Presentation Skills in English – for Non-Native English Speakers

Course code: 557/14 Cost: £400 Places: 6

This intensive, interactive 2 day workshop aims to help non-native speakers of English to deliver a more effective, more professional presentation, make a greater impact, build rapport and better influence an English speaking audience.

Tutor: Josette Lesser, a qualified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), a media, presentation, and leadership communication skills coach and lecturer for over 16 years, and an established corporate, TV and radio presenter.

Download Application form for this course (557/14)

2014 Summer

 
3/6/2014

Working with Children and Families from Diverse Communities with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Course code: 559/14 Cost: £130

To understand the requirements to adapt speech and language practice to meet the needs of different paediatric clients groups distinguished by cultural or language. This will also be applied to working within a multi-cultural society. (Paediatrics)

Tutor: Dr. Merle Mahon, Senior Lecturer, Developmental Science, Div of Psychology & Language Sciences, UCL.

Sunita Shah, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist, and a Bilingual Specialist.

9-10/6/2014

Media Skills – for non-native English speakers Handling the media – TV, radio, print
Course code: 558/14 Cost: £400 Places: 5

The media can make or break your reputation. Working with media specialist, Josette Lesser, this intensive, interactive 2 day workshop aims to help non-native speakers of English handle print, radio and television interviews in English more effectively, deliver messages more clearly and confidently, and stay ‘on message’ under pressure.

Tutor: Josette Lesser, a qualified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), a media, presentation, and leadership communication skills coach and lecturer for over 16 years, and an established corporate, TV and radio presenter.

Download Application form for this course (558/14)

23-25/6/2014

Introduction to the Practical Management of Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Children: Basic Level

Course code: 555/14 Cost: £390 Places: 18 (1 places left)

Tutors: April Winstock, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Julia Hopkins, Specialist Paediatric Dietician, Martina Ryan, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, and Gill Stern, Physiotherapist.

1-3/7/2014

Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop - The Hanen Centre

Course code: 556/14 Cost: £680 Places: 14 (2 places left)

Involving educators in promoting the social, language and literacy skills of young children (birth to 5 years), suitable for Speech-Language Pathologists/Therapists and Early Childhood Education Consultants/Trainers

Tutor: Emma Mottram BSc, HPC

14-17/7/2014

Pronunciation Teaching for EFL

Course code: 560/14 Cost: £360 Places: 12

This is a practical workshop for EFL teachers who wish to incorporate pronunciation instruction in their curricula. The course is ideal for professionals who feel they lack suitable grounding in English phonetics or need a refresher. The course will be useful for those who want to become more confident in helping learners improve both their own intelligibility and an ability to comprehend natural English speech.

Tutor: Dr Joanna Przedlacka has lectured on phonetics at UCL, SOAS and de Montfort University. 

How to apply

Download a CPD Course Application Form. Return the completed form to CPD@PaLS by post, by fax, or by email.

A 10% discount is available on all short courses provided payment of the full fee (less 10%) is received with a completed application form at least two months before the course commences.

Location

All classes are held in Chandler House (CH) at UCL, Bloomsbury, Central London. 

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Contact us

CPD@PaLS
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
University College London
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London WC1N 1PF

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7679 4204
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7679 4010
Email: pals-cpd@ucl.ac.uk

Lois Cheung, CPD Events / Staffing Officer

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7679 4204

Molly Bennett, Divisional Staffing Officer and CPD Administrator

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7679 4020


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