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Assessment and management of nonprogressive dysarthria for children and young people - FREE

Dysarthria is common in cerebral palsy and following acquired brain injury and can have severe impacts on children and young people’s communication and social participation. Lindsay Pennington and a team at Newcastle University have been developing a therapy to improve intelligibility which has been successful in three trials to date. In this session, she will suggest tools to assess dysarthria in clinical practice, describe the therapy she has been testing and discuss plans for a UK randomised controlled trial of the intervention. The session will be suitable for therapists and experienced assistants. At the end of the session, participants should be able to determine which assessments to use to diagnose and characterise dysarthria in children and young people and consider if therapy should be offered.


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Professor Janice Murray - Manchester Metropolitan University

Janice is currently a Professor of Communication Disability (AAC) at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has held several positions including Head of Speech & Language Therapy, Visiting Research Fellow (Australia), Chair of Communication Matters, Chair of Council (ISAAC). She has led on several funded research bids, including the NIHR HS&DR: Project 14/70/153: Identifying appropriate symbol communication aids for children who are non speaking: enhancing clinical decision making.


Dr Lindsay Pennington - Newcastle University


Lindsay is currently a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. She has held several posts as Lecturer, Researcher and Research Fellow. She has led and been a Co-Applicant on several funded research bids. She has led renewed consideration of intervention to support children with dysarthric speech.


Assessment and management of language and communication skills for children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Communication and conversational success is challenging for those who use AAC. Janice Murray is the UK lead on a 16-country collaboration exploring how children become effective aided communicators. To date, outputs from this research have been shared through the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). In this session, she will explore tools to assess language and communication skills by drawing on the materials used in this research. The session will be relevant for speech and language therapists and experienced assistants. At the end of the session, participants should be able to consider and apply relevant language and communication measures for children who will use AAC.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD), funded by Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with Newcastle University.




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