What resources are available for Speech & Language Therapists?

In an inspiring and creative job such as a speech and language therapy where can we find information and ideas to encourage development and offer support with the day to day activities in this specialist role?

Luckily the Royal College of speech and language therapists is on hand to offer a wide range of help and support: www.rcslt.org.uk

They run special interest groups, SIGs for short, which encourage extra training in specific areas such as dysphagia, neurological disorders, paediatric courses and others which are all helpful to moving forward in your career.

In addition technology now offers a wide variety of help and resources for example:

-          a wide variety of apps now available to assist speech therapists available on the ITunes store such as https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-pacemaker/id590815446?ls=1&mt=8

-          We also found good visual resources on Pinterest

-          Facebook has a page for the Association of Speech Therapists

-          Twitter has an array of hashtags to get involved in conversation such as #SLPeeps #SLTChat

-          Giving Voice campaign offers therapists the opportunity to put forward views to national and local decision makers.

-          Blogs are a great resource and enables the sharing of different ideas and methods and gives the speech community a voice. Ie: http://www.speechbuddy.com/blog

 

For more information on SIGs, please contact the Royal College's information service on 020 7378 3012, or visit the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist's website.

For more information on how Rig Healthcare can help you find a locum role in hospitals, community centres, schools or day centres and put you in touch with other speech therapists working through us at network events contact us at 0345 363 1187 or search our Speech Therapy Jobs.

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