Students from both Newcastle University Speech Therapy Society and Leeds Beckett University Speech Therapy Society were involved in the flash mobs in their respective city centres in support of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists nationwide campaign; ‘Giving Voice’.
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Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University has spent a lot of time over the past few weeks finding its way out of the dark ages and catching up with the modern world! For those of you who aren’t yet aware, we have relaunched our Speech and language Sciences at Newcastle Univeristy Facebook page which has now gained over 300 likes and attracts daily interest from therapists and students from all over the world. As a department we are pleased to be able to share resources and information from our staff and from all over the speech world to our followers and friends. For those of you who haven’t liked us yet, our page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/slsncl
Sls@ncl has also appeared on…. Twitter! Yes, conversations with staff about “twitting(?)” have been refined and now we are “tweeting” daily, again sharing resources and engaging in professional discussions with the speech world. You can find the link to our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/SLSncl
Finally, we have produced a LinkedIn page and discussion area for past students, professionals and SLTs to join together, keep in contact with ex-classmates and colleagues and engage in inter-professional discussions. Although a bit slow to start with, we are confident that this can become a useful hub for people to use. http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Speech-Language-Sciences-Newcastle-University-5110447?home&gid=5110447&trk=anet_ug_hm
Happy social media-ing everyone!
Professor Nick Miller, researcher and well known lecturer at Newcastle University has produced a series of Podcasts to outline the various speech, language and communication changes that can occur in people with motor speech and progressive neurological disorders.
This first podcast offers an overview of the types and extent of changes in communication associated with Parkinson’s and outlines some issues and practices in intervention to support people with Parkinson’s who experience such changes.