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Marjon celebrates Speech & Language Therapy students at annual Conference

Released: 31.01.20

This month, Marjon hosted its annual Speech & Language Therapy Student Conference, titled ‘2020 Vision’. The conference serves as an opportunity for the final-year students to present their work to SLT alumni and staff, as well as Clinicians and Practitioners within the industry.

Students from all three levels of Speech & Language Therapy presented work at the conference, covering a broad range of topics such as the use of eco-therapy in the rehabilitation of client's with traumatic brain injuries, how should SLTs determine therapy goals for people who stammer, and much more.

Keynote speaker at the event, Dr Aoife Gallagher, presented her work on ‘Listening to children and young people with developmental language disorder about their optimal supports in school- the missing perspective.’Aoife qualified as a speech and language therapist (SLT) in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1996. She worked as an SLT with children and young people (CYP) with a range of speech, language and communication needs across different NHS service settings in London for over 10 years.

Dr Julia Stewart, Programme Lead for Speech & Language Therapy at Marjon, said:

“The annual SLT Student Conference was a great success. Current staff and students were joined by clinical colleagues from across the region and heard from a range of speakers. There was also a great poster display showcasing final year students’ research.

 A real highlight for all was having Marjon SLT students from 3 levels, PhD scholar; MRes and BSc, present their work.”

Topics covered at the event included voice banking in Motor Neurone Disease; Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users experience of grief; Social media and mental capacity, and Setting up an aphasia choir, to name a few.

Marjon also welcomed Dr Jocelyn Watson, the University’s first Visiting Professor for Speech & Language Therapy, who opened the event.

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