We are delighted to introduce our latest resource - WITSPA. This is a clinically functional speech perception assessment for children with hearing loss and speech, language and literacy issues. As an experienced clinician, Dr Sarah Patten identified the need for assessment resources to support diagnosis and intervention planning for children with hearing loss. The development of WITSPA has been a work of passion for her and we are so pleased to add this Assessment to our catalogue.
WITSPA is a graded minimal pair (dyadic/triadic), picture-based, word identification task and is suitable for use with children above the age of 3 years. The Assessment is specifically designed to help support ongoing intervention - sections covering syllable, vowel, consonant and consonant cluster contrasts. It is an acoustically balanced assessment, presenting high, medium and low frequency phones in a variety of word positions.
For remote working WITSPA online picture book is also available. ... See MoreSee Less
Everyday we are presented with decisions to make - some simple and some much more complicated - and when in hospital, patients are faced with a whole new array of decisions. These may include choices of medical treatment or support when leaving hospital. Decisions like these can be difficult enough to make even in the absence of a communication impairment, but for individuals with communication difficulties, the decision-making process becomes even more challenging.
This pack is designed especially for use either in the hospital setting or in the community by health care professionals who are assisting adults with communication impairment to make their own decisions. The pack contains supported communication ideas and materials to facilitate assessments of decision-making capacity. The design and content of the pack are based on the extensive professional experience of the authors (Jodi Allen and Hayley Bryer)in supporting such individuals.
This pack consists of: The Manual
Background The decision making pathway Supporting communication during a capacity assessment Case studies Evaluation tools
Informal Evaluation of Basic Orientation for Individuals with Communication Impairments Problem Solving and Reasoning in the Home Environment Picture resources
190 photos and diagrams arranged in categories including: Emotions, Health care professionals, Symptoms, Investigations Treatment, Activities of daily living, Destinations Forms
Forms to support the capacity assessment for completion on paper or iPad/computer Summary of Preliminary Assessment Summary of Communication Skills for Capacity Assessment Summary of Capacity Assessment
We have been very moved to hear Michael Rosen talking about how much his speech and language therapist has helped him during his re-habilitation post covid19.
We applaud his honesty as he talks about how valuable he has found his speech and language therapy and discusses the importance of finding words to make it clear to others what type of support might be needed.https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtnz/episodes/downloads ... See MoreSee Less
Bilingual Assessment Materials: Functional Language Across Countries (FLAC) English
This brand new addition to our catalogue has been designed for speech and language therapists working with families where English is not spoken, and/or where English is spoken as a second language.
Therapists may also find this pack helpful to explore the early language knowledge of children who speak English as a first language.
This resource provides an informal tool to help therapists wishing to explore the English-language knowledge of children who are in the process of acquiring English as an additional language. Using the support of an interpreter, the materials allow the speech therapist to asses children for whose language there is not a version of FLAC available (our range currently covers Mandarin, Russian, Lithuanian, Spanish, Polish, Slovak).
The pack includes full instructions, stimulus and record forms and all the pictures necessary to complete the assessment forms. The materials cover vocabulary for a range of language functions (including naming, activity, description and location words, negation and possession; connectivity; and polar and interrogative question forms). ... See MoreSee Less