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South & West Wales Assistants SIG (WA11) 3 April, 9.30am – 3pm AGM. Setting standards for and developing SLT assistants training and education in Wales, Will Oliver, professional advisor (AHP); Dysphagia, Kathryn Head SLT; Paediatric stammering, Alison Holloway, SLT. Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. Members free/non members £3/Membership renewal £5. Contact Susan Williams, tel: 01685 723244 ext 4687, email: susan.williams@nglam- tr.wales.nhs.uk

North West/North Wales SIG for adults with learning disabilities 5 April, 9.30am - 3pm Promoting speech and language therapy research in ALD. Speaker: Darren Chadwick, Manchester Metropolitan University. Ashton House, Wirral, Merseyside. Cost: refreshments 50p. SIG members free/non-members £5.Tel: Emma Molloy, tel: 0151 653 9660, email: emma.molloy@cwpnt.nhs.uk

Computer Assisted Therapy (Adults) SIG (N41) 25 April, 9am – 4pm Computer assisted therapy, speakers Caroline Tapster, Ruth Richardson, Nuala Davis (AbilityNet), Jane Mortley (Steps). Location to be confirmed. Costs: £10 SLTs (including annual SIG membership/£5 SLT Assistants/Students (including annual SIG membership). Contact Jennie Morgan, tel: 0191 333 2608, email: jennie.morgan@cddah.nhs.uk for further details

SIG for Specific Learning Difficulties (E26) 27 April 4.30 - 6.30pm Tea and subscriptions at 4.30pm; AGM 4.45pm – 5.15pm, wine then talk till 6.30pm. Phonological processing and spelling development: early markers, speaker Marian McCormick; The phonological skills programme, speaker Kathryn Dickie. The Moat School Bishops Avenue, London, SW6. Members free/non-members £5/annual subscription £10 due now. Contact Carolyn Codner, email: codnerfamily@hotmail.com

SIG Head and Neck (South) (L10) 28 April, 9.15am (for 9.30am) – 12.30pm Photodynamic therapy in the treatment of head and neck cancer. Speakers, Colin Hopper, senior lecturer/consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon and Anna Wolff, photodynamic therapy research nurse. RCSLT Headquarters, White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX. Members free/non-members £7/students £5. Contact Claire Twinn, tel: 0207 188 6233 or email: Claire.Twinn@gstt.nhs.uk

Trent Dysphagia SIG (C17) 2 May, 9.15am – 12.15pm Ethical Issues in Dysphagia Management, speaker Dr Tom Robinson, stroke consultant. Annual General Meeting. Post Graduate Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre. Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QP. Members £10. For further information contact Bronti Cole, tel: 0116 2585363; Michele Adams, tel: 0116 2563597 or email: brontilla.cole@cnwlpct.nhs.uk and michele.adams@cnwlpct.nhs.uk

AAC (Scotland) SIG (S7) 4 May, 9.15am – 3pm

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Access all areas. Tackling transition: symbolising the mainstream primary environment, Jane Donnelly and Jacquie Price; Interactive whiteboards and lifeskills, Rob Gregory; Music: access for all, Nadine Ferris (QED); Introduction to scanning, Sally Millar (CALL Centre). The Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Queen Mother Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN. Cost: £25 (inc lunch). Contact Wilma Armstrong, SCTCI, Westmarc, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF, tel: 0141 201 2619.

SIG Psychiatry of Old Age (South of England) 16 May, 9.30am – 4pm Family therapy with older adults, speaker Colm O’Keeffe, Clinical SLT specialist Maudsley Hospital; CBT for older people, speaker Steve Boddington, Clinical psychologist, Maudesley Hospital; Feedback on using SPAARC with people with dementia. Cost includes refreshments and lunch. Members £10/non-members £20. Contact Julia Marjoribanks, tel: 01732 368928, email: juliamarjoribanks@swkentpct.nhs.uk

SIG Learning Disabilities (Scotland) (S1) 4 May, 9.30am – 3.30pm Intensive interaction – Where do we go from here? This SIG will give SLTs the opportunity to meet and identify: how intensive interaction is implemented in different parts of the country; the growing body of evidence regarding its efficacy; explore ideas on the barriers to effective implementation and ways to overcome these. The Dunblane Centre, Stirling Road, Dunblane FK16 9EY. Cost: £15 incl. lunch. Closing date 28 April (limited places, so book early). Contact Susan Munro, tel: 01382 346005, email: susan.munro@tpct.scot.nhs.uk

SIG in Voice Scotland (S4) 16 May, 9.30am – 4pm Instrumentation in voice: use in assessment and therapy. Issues in clinical application of acoustic measurement, Dr Janet Beck; Speech science, Dr Colin Watson; Laryngograph speech studio, Richard Blowes; Airflow assessment, Myra Lockhart; Stroboscopy assessment, Lynsey Pearson and Fiona Paton. Lecture Theatre, Wishaw General Hospital, Wishaw. Members and students £15/non-members £20. Contact Jill Richardson, tel: 01698 366423 or email:wgstherapy@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

South East and London Stammering (SEAL) SIG (L19) 5 May, 1pm – 5pm Voice production for people who stammer workshop format, with case studies, speaker Jenny Yeatman, (City Lit). RCSLT, (Conference Room), 2 White Hart Yard, London SE1 INX. SIG members free/non-members £7.50. Contact Jane Coley, Mayday University Hospital,Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 7YE, tel: 0208 401 3103, email: jane.coley@croydonpct.nhs.uk

North West Dysfluency SIG (N3) 8 May, 12.30pm if bringing lunch (1.30 start) Developing a central pool or database of techniques and methods on which therapists can draw and discussing how these can be relevant to different clients. Manchester Metropolitan University, Elizabeth Gaskell Site, Brook House. Please note change of date and venue. Free. Contact Colette Fielding, tel: 0161 331 5156, email: cfielding@NHS.net

Central Region ASD SIG (Children) (C24) 10 May, 10am – 3.30pm Promoting emotional wellbeing through personal tutorials, Ruth Fidler, specialist teacher; Using high tech AAC with children who have an ASD, Rebecca Checkley, SLT. Discussion groups, relevant publications on sale and lots of opportunity to share good practice and resources. NoRSACA, Park Hall Autism Resource Centre, Nottingham NG6 8TQ. Annual membership £5-individual/£20- departmental and £2 meeting fee. Members/non-members welcome. Contact: Louise Pennington, tel: 0115 960 9263 or email: louise.pennington@sutherlandhouse.org.uk

SIG in AAC (Central Region) (C16) 24 May, 9.30am – 3.30pm Controlling your environment. Focusing on the integration of communication and environmental control systems for adults and children. Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Headington, Oxford. Non- members £10/members £5, including lunch. Contact Sally Chan, tel: 0117 9247527, email: sallychan@blueyonder.co.uk

South West Thames SIG in Developmental Speech and Language Impairment (E15) 24 May, 7.45 for 8pm start No need to book Working with children with ASD in a specialist nursery; short AGM, speaker Vera Grant SLT and a teacher from Jigsaw Nursery. The Meath School, Brox Rd, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey. Members free/non-members £5/fee for year £10. Contact Christina Evans, tel: 020 8977 4674 (evenings only), email: cevans@lampton.hounslow.sch.uk

London SIG Bilingualism (L2) 7 June, 9am - 4.30pm Dysfluency and bilingualism, includes seminars, workshops, and personal perspectives on the use of stammering packages, and working with diverse families. Meeting Room 3, Willesden Centre for Health and Care, Robson Avenue, Willesden, London NW10 3RY. SLTs £15/students and assistants £5.To confirm place, send name, address, trust, and cheque, payable to: London SIG Bilingualism, by 15 May to:Tanvi Shah, Flat 10 Kensington Heights, 13-25 Sheepcote Road, Harrow, Middx HA1 2LW. Contact: Sunita Shah, email: sunita.shah@brentpct.nhs.uk

Yorkshire Paediatric Dysphagia SIG (N16) 15 May, 1.30pm Paediatric videofluoroscopy, speaker Pippa Hutton. Pippa will give feedback on a recently attended course. The AGM will also take place during this meeting. Tadcaster Health Centre, West Yorkshire. Contact Sue Craig, tel: 01274 365461

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