Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice

It is nearly time for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Conference 2014. Titled: Mind the Gap: Putting research into practice, the conference has a number of aims for attending therapists:
  • Improve their services to users
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  • Inform and enhance their clinical practice with the most current and robust evidence
  • Apply understanding of the emerging commissioning and provision environment to identify opportunities for service development
  • Understand how work around the development of outcome measures and the evidence base is essential to supporting the effective commissioning and provision of services
  • Discuss ways of developing the existing evidence base to support commissioning and provision of needs 
  • Develop a business case based on existing evidence-based practice and in the context of financial pressures and the changing national and local priorities
  • Share emerging innovations and approaches to client management and service delivery
  • Develop a business case for innovative and emerging practice that informs service redesign
  • Develop the business case for new models of employment
  • Inform, appraise and share knowledge of the evidence base – in order to apply to their own practice and disseminate wider
  • Develop their roles as advocates for their clients and families, and the wider profession
  • Identify new partnerships and collaborations and enhanced ways of working with others to meet the needs of our service users
As part of this event Prof Sue Roulstone will be leading a team facilitating a workshop: 'Understanding the evidence for speech and language therapy interventions for preschool children with speech and language impairment'.  

By attending this workshop, delegates will:
  • Understand the relevance of the ‘Child Talk’ framework for their own practice
  • Have knowledge of the evidence base of key components of intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairment
  • Have an awareness of the perspectives of parents and children about typical interventions
  • Be able to identify assessments and outcomes related to key therapy components

So if you want to find out more about the 'Child Talk' framework, and evidence based practice, consider attending this conference. It is taking place on 17-18 September 2014, at the University of Leeds (Leeds, LS2 9JT).  Booking Costs and forms can be found at the conference website: http://www.rcslt.org/news/events/2014/rcslt_conference_2014