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Friday, 19 September 2014

Speech Link visit to the RCSLT conference in Leeds!

This week was the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists conference. It was held at Leeds University. One of our directors and speech & language therapist Julia Ritchie, 3 other speech and language therapists at Speech Link Multimedia Ltd (Susan McMackin, Derry Patterson & Heather Stevens), our marketing manager Judith McMillan, and myself attended the conference.

We were delighted to be Headline sponsor of the event.

Over the two days, our SALTs attended talks and workshops about recent developments and themes in the speech and language therapy world. We met lots of new faces at our stand too.

The first day of the event ended with two emotional, inspiring talks from Shane and Trevor, both who have communication difficulties. In the photo below is Shane Dangar, he has Asperger's Syndrome. He is involved in raising awareness of communication needs through the 'Raising your Game' project.

The evening's social event put on a tasty buffet, and there was even some dancing (spot the Speech Link employees!)

Day 2 Susan McMackin who developed the Secondary Language Link package was taking delegates through the story of the development of the package.

We enjoyed several presentations throughout the day from SALTs and others, who told us all about their research into interventions for SLCN.

And after a long drive home and several rounds of Name games in the car, we are back in the office today.

Hope you enjoy the photos. There was also lots of Tweeting going on, so check out our Twitter page!

Sarah Wall, Speech and Language Therapist, Speech Link Multimedia Ltd.

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