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Key Message Three

Tackling communication and swallowing problems reduces avoidable costs and waste in the NHS, local authorities, the criminal justice system and the wider economy. Communication difficulties lead to poor educational achievement and under-development of the key skills that are essential for a high performing economy. The UK has lower output than France, Germany and the US [...]

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Key Message Two

Problems with speech and language imprison the individual, and severely limit their participation in family life, the community, education and the world of work Human dignity and the ability to lead a rewarding life can be unlocked or denied by the presence or absence of speech and language therapy services. People with serious cancers and [...]

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What is speech and language therapy?

Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors. There are around 13,000 practising SLTs in the [...]

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Key Message One

Speech and language therapists are specialists who enable people to develop or regain vital communication and swallowing skills Speech and language therapists enable people to express themselves, to listen to and understand others. They provide accurate identification, assessment and diagnosis of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. Speech and language therapy is based on continuous [...]

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Using the Giving Voice Logo

The RCSLT encourages our campaign supporters to use the Giving Voice logo creatively to help promote the campaign. We’ve seen beautiful and exciting uses to which the logo has been put, including banners, signposts, printed clothing and much more besides. If you want to use the Giving Voice logo, you can download it from the Giving [...]

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Ordering Giving Voice merchandise

  The Giving Voice campaign will be continuing into 2013, so please keep ordering merchandise to help spread the campaign messages. Using Giving Voice merchandise is a simple and effective way to spread the campaign amongst your clinical colleagues in the office, at conferences and in reception areas.     NEW! Giving Voice T-shirts now [...]

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Giving Voice Resources Seven Signs Booklet

The new ‘Seven Signs of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and swallowing difficulties’ booklets are now available for you to order. Preview the two sections of the booklet below: Seven signs booklet - Children and teenagers Seven signs booklet - Adults A simple presentation about these seven signs was used at the Royal College of [...]

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How to calculate the cost savings of your local SLT service

Open this step-by-step guide to calculating the cost savings your service makes for the UK tax payer by providing speech and language therapy to children with SLI, children with autism and stroke survivors You will need the four Excel spreadsheets below to make your calculations. Aphasia Autism Dysphagia SLI Please contact Ele Buckley if you have any questions about [...]

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An economic evaluation of speech and language therapy

It is estimated that nearly 20% of the population may experience communication difficulties at some point in their lives. Communication difficulties are strongly prevalent in children and older people and can be related to, for example, head and neck cancer, brain injury, learning difficulties and hearing impairment. One in 10 children have a speech and [...]

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Northern Ireland Voice Box Awards 2011

The Senate Chamber at Stormont, more used to witnessing political debates, was the setting for the culmination of the RCSLT Giving Voice campaign in Northern Ireland on 8 November 2011. MLAs joined local children from both mainstream and specialist schools, for a fantastic joke-telling competition that celebrated the importance and the fun of communication. It [...]

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