Marjon students at their stand in Plymouth City Centre

Marjon spread the word in Plymouth

Marjon (University of St Mark & St John) SLT students went onto the streets of Plymouth to spread the word about speech and language therapy. They set up a stand, which included GV merchandise, leaflets and a ‘post it’ board to put people’s most used/ favourite words on in Drakes Circus Shopping Centre on 22 and 23 October 2016. Over that weekend they were visited … Continue reading Marjon spread the word in Plymouth

Sweets and cakes

Tea parties with a twist

The University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Giving Voice Society recently held their first meeting of the academic year. However, there was a twist to the proceedings as they combined it with a Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning. The event took place on 4 October 2016 and saw the Queens Building adorned with bunting, speech bubble facts and much more. The event raised £58.53, which is enough … Continue reading Tea parties with a twist

Movie clapper on old wooden background

Lights, camera, action

South London-based speech and language therapist and voice pathologist, Shafaq Hassan, tells us about what makes her passionate about her profession and what it’s like going in front of the media to talk about communication needs… I’m a Speech and Language Therapist & Voice Pathologist based in Streatham. My work predominantly involves helping children with difficulties including lisps, speech sound conditions, phonological disorder and language … Continue reading Lights, camera, action

Map of New Zealand.

Giving Voice Goes Down Under

Giving Voice Aotearoa launch September 2016 The New Zealand Speech Language Therapy Association (NZSTA) launched their version of the UK’s Giving Voice on 7 September 2016. As part of the NZSTA’s biannual conference, the event included a “Finding our Voice” workshop within the conference and a video competition began in June 2016.     They were amazed by the entries and their judge Helen McLauchlan, … Continue reading Giving Voice Goes Down Under