What a wonderful, busy year we had in 2017! Speech Advanve are so proud of all the achievements made. It was year packed full of variety and we are aiming to make 2018 an even better year...if thats even possible!!!! Read more >
As well as therapy for individual clients Speech Advance offer training and presentation services to a variety of settings.
- Nursing/Residential homes
- Specialist residential homes
- Rehabilitation units
- Support centres/associations
- Conferences/ Study days
Training is largely provided to other healthcare professionals, students, carers and/or family members. These sessions aim to increase knowledge about various neurological conditions and the impact these conditions have on the individuals communication and swallowing. The training would aim to increase knowledge and skills in identifying swallowing difficulties and increase awareness on how best to communicate with people with neurological conditions.
Speech Advance also offer services to present at study days and/or conferences. Please don't hesitate to get in contact - individual training/ conference needs can be catered for.
Speech Advance were thrilled to be invited by Parkinson's UK to their local Working Together Event. The events are held twice a year and are a great opportunity to meet, share experiences and knowledge with staff, volunteers and people with Parkinson's within the local area. Read more >
Each day we meet people who have fantastic talents! We really should do a talent show! So lovely to get to know people more and find out these talents. Today we were sent another poem from a Mr Lawrence Kilkenny who has had help with his swallowing and had some LOUD therapy due to his Parkinsons! My favourite line has to be - 'she's quite the best speech therapist around!' (wink!) Have a read...... Read more >
Speech Advance are pleased to announce that we have started groups for those with language difficulties due to Stroke or Head Injury. We have run the first group which was a real success..... lots of speech work, communication, giggles and tea drinking went on with smiles all around! Roll on next group!! Read more >
It's that exam time of year again!! And so Speech Advance had the pleasure of spending the day with lecturers at Birmingham City University (BCU) to help examine the first year students OSCE's (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations). Yet again the univserity was so welcoming to us visiting clinicians and to the students, which always makes the day enjoyable (and less stressful for the students!!) We are happy to report the students did so well! So a massive well done to you all and to all the lecturers for preparing you all so well! Read more >