The conference was opened by Sarah Watson-Fisher, managing director of Health Education South West. She described the recent changes in health education and training. Mark Scarrott recounted his own experience of having a stroke and living with aphasia.
Kelly Doherty was awarded a prize for best presentation and Kezia Hamlin best poster. The Annual Tavistock Prize for work in aphasia went to Sarah Meehan and Hayley Groves.
The conference was attended by DALS students from all years and a number of clinicians from across the region, one of whom said, “I came away with lots of ideas to improve my practice.”
2014 sees the first cohort of students complete the remodelled 3.5 year programme. It is the 20th anniversary of speech and language therapy at the University.
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