FREE SLT Stuff and other selected updates from @salt_mine

Selected tweets from Oct 20th – Nov 6th:


2010-11-06 00:11:29
salt_mine: FREE: trial copy of SEN magazine (Special Education Needs) @DeafWise) #SLTFreeStuff #SEN

2010-11-06 00:06:18
salt_mine: Just 2 SLTs for adults per 300,000 pop, WHSCT, N Ireland:
McGimpsey admits inadequate funding @Lightwriter_)

2010-11-04 17:16:58
salt_mine: FREE: A4 flier Top tips for communication – aphasia: from
@connectaphasia (via @Lightwriter_) #aphasia

2010-11-04 17:11:07
salt_mine: ACE Centre launches Speechbubble website: info on nearly every
communication aid in UK @Comm_Matters) #AAC

2010-11-04 02:54:02
salt_mine: App to help make going to dentist easier, especially clients w
(via @TherapyBox) #AxS #app

2010-11-04 01:39:33
salt_mine: Interesting project – interviews w parents of children on the
Autism Spectrum: @ContactAFamily) #autism

2010-11-04 01:32:22
salt_mine: Dyslexia SpLD Trust: new website, Tx fr childn w literacy probs @Comm_nTrust) #literacy #SLTFreeStuff

2010-11-04 01:17:40
salt_mine: Strong turnout of MPs at speech therapy debate. Well-informed
personal contributions. We’ll keep up the pressure! (via @RCSLT) #SLCN

2010-11-04 01:05:33
salt_mine: Help make sure true costs of being disabled person in Britain
are understood @scope via @ContactAFamily) #CSR

2010-11-04 00:30:11
salt_mine: New #SLTresearch: correlations & co-emergence cognition, lang &
speech in early developm @Apraxia_KIDS)

2010-11-03 13:54:55
salt_mine: Watch the Westminster Hall Debate, “Speech therapy services for
children” live online @RCSLT)

2010-11-02 13:48:14
salt_mine: Communication and Autism – Myths, Truths, Resources @writer2go via @talkaboutautism) #autism

2010-11-01 20:27:17
salt_mine: FREE: “Research made easy” series from Education For Health

2010-11-01 20:15:20
salt_mine: King’s Fund: health prof educ’n key to success of the end of
life care strategy #research (via @CandyEfH)

2010-11-01 17:36:35
salt_mine: ‘Trick or treat?’ partnering with the private sector: Health
Policy Insight

2010-11-01 17:14:17
salt_mine: FREE: CM2010 Symposium Handouts @Comm_Matters #SLTFreeCPD

2010-11-01 17:03:55
salt_mine: @atmacjournal Hi Ricky – AxS issue? –> Opinion: Don’t switch
the iPad’s switch Macworld

2010-11-01 16:39:32
salt_mine: iPhone security flaw allows access to contact information (via

2010-11-01 15:54:39
salt_mine: Welsh Assembly Gov’t needs yr help with survey on communication
aid provision @Comm_Matters) #AAC

2010-11-01 15:53:36
salt_mine: Latest news about Communication Matters’ AAC Evidence Base
research project @Comm_Matters) #AAC

2010-11-01 15:29:14
salt_mine: URGENT: contact yr MP – Adjournment Debate on SLT Services for
Children 9:30 3 Nov @Comm_Matters

2010-10-31 14:55:46
salt_mine: RT @informatory: #IPad Opens World to child on ventilator @svartling) #AAC

2010-10-30 13:32:35
salt_mine: The demise of NICE: “hate to say ‘I told you so’ “analysis by
Health Policy Insight

2010-10-30 13:24:16
salt_mine: Hello ween everybody! Go to to find out about
the Hello campaign promoting good communication skills (via @Comm_nTrust)

2010-10-29 21:23:34
salt_mine: SLT Specialist Adults, Band 6, F’time Perm, Cumbria PCT
(Allerdale – West Cumbria). Closing date 3rd Nov

2010-10-29 20:14:08
salt_mine: Finding the Words: New Brain Stimulation Technique Shows Promise
for People with #Aphasia #SLTresearch

2010-10-29 18:46:45
salt_mine: Detailed preview from Katielea: TouchChat #AAC for #iPad #iPhone
& #iPod, includes iEssence app for literate adults

2010-10-29 18:33:30
salt_mine: Check out Ricky Buchanan’s ATMac blog: user-views on #iPad for
#AAC: @TherapyBox)

2010-10-29 18:19:40
salt_mine: Steve Jobs: iPad for special needs children, US insurers won’t
pay for cheaper product @iMedicalApps) #AAC #iPad

2010-10-29 18:14:41
salt_mine: @tonyvincent Wish we had this area in the UK App Store: “Special
Education: Learning for Everyone” @SpeechnLanguage)

2010-10-29 17:25:59
salt_mine: Bercow thanks Sec State Gove: vows to honour commitments to
children with #SLCN 18 Oct #Hansard (via @stammer)

2010-10-29 15:30:25
salt_mine: Frontier Economics report: @WhizzKidz model would save NHS
thousands if adopted UK-wide: #WCHR

2010-10-29 15:22:07
salt_mine: Directory user-friendly info: disabilities, serious health
conditions & rare disorders (via @ContactAFamily) #Kids

2010-10-29 15:06:18
salt_mine: 7% children have speech, language and communication needs as
main difficulty aka #SLCN (via RT @Comm_nTrust)

2010-10-29 14:51:57
salt_mine: FREE: A-Z list of Stroke factsheets & resource sheets
@TheStrokeAssoc: #CVA

2010-10-29 14:49:27
salt_mine: Not for Profit workplace stress focus for Unite conference: 28
Oct 2010: @unitetheunion) #HS

2010-10-29 14:46:19
salt_mine: Stress tops workers safety concerns – spending cuts will make
it worse (via @unionnewswire) #CSR

2010-10-29 14:38:10
salt_mine: Unite seeks clarification on expansion of Family Nurse
Partnerships (via @unitetheunion)

2010-10-29 14:32:11
salt_mine: Disabled Pride UK #DPUK launch: 3 Dec 2010 Derby to coincide
with UN’s day for disabled people: @Disabled_Pride

2010-10-29 14:11:54
salt_mine: BMJ Tony Delamothe’s editor’s choice: Of intended and unintended
consequences  @bmj_latest) #NHS

2010-10-29 14:06:42
salt_mine: DH’s info revolution is “fantasy”: (via
@EHealthInsider) #NHS

2010-10-29 04:40:42
salt_mine: “Halfalogues” disrupt attention much more than face-to-face
dialogue,  monologue or silence. #research

2010-10-29 01:23:34
salt_mine: RT @HRdailyquestion: Is it OK to award greater holiday
entitlement to employees with eg. 10 yrs service?

2010-10-29 00:45:14
salt_mine: RT @MSTrust: Ever felt like you have been hugged by an amorous
bear? “MS Hug” aka “banding”:

2010-10-29 00:39:13
salt_mine: RT @ParkinsonsUK: 2010 Parkinson’s research conference – search
pdf to find #SLTresearch:

2010-10-28 23:56:24
salt_mine: RT @doctorblogs: “The Economics of Mass Collaboration”
Macrowikinomics @dtapscott podcast on @harvardbiz blog

2010-10-28 23:24:10
salt_mine: RT @NETSCC: SDO: Patient and Public members sought for Research
Capability Programme Pilot. Apply by 5 Nov

2010-10-28 23:16:28
salt_mine: FREE: RT @nhsconfed: Clinical responses to the downturn:
presentations from 8 medical specialities. 15 Dec London

2010-10-28 16:49:08
salt_mine: RT @NETSCC: HTA call for proposal open: 10/95 The whispered
voice test for triage of hearing impairment –

2010-10-28 16:48:24
salt_mine: RT @NETSCC: HTA Funding for clinical trials, call for proposals:

2010-10-28 16:46:07
salt_mine: RT @bmj_latest: “Why do people link Shipman, serial murderer, w
revalidation and competence to practice? ”

2010-10-28 10:04:55
salt_mine: RT @connectaphasia: Watch these videos that illustrate how
Connect, UK #charity, helps people affected by #aphasia

2010-10-28 07:49:48
salt_mine: Speakability 2010 Mary Law Lecture: Chris Code – aphasia
self-help & services 7pm 7th Dec London #SLTCPD #aphasia

2010-10-28 06:20:54
salt_mine: Inclusive Internet Technologies For People With Communication
Impairment: #aphasia friendly web design #a11y

2010-10-28 05:11:56
salt_mine: Fluff Busting Purity Cleans Up Your Facebook Homepage: removes
quiz messages and silly app spam #Facebook #a11y

2010-10-28 04:11:07
salt_mine: RT @OLPC: “Give them a laptop and a group of pupils will teach
themselves” [The Guardian]

2010-10-27 00:21:21
salt_mine: RT @atmacjournal: Back To The Accessible Mac: Accessibility and
Apple’s 20 Oct Announcements  #a11y

2010-10-27 22:33:20
salt_mine: STEPP: Supporting Health Transitions, Young People w
Life-limiting Conditions: researching Positive Practice #EBP

2010-10-27 22:08:11
salt_mine: FREE: The Children’s Soc Disability Toolkit, resources to help
children w disabilities participate #SLTFreeStuff

2010-10-27 19:38:08
salt_mine: RT @aphasiacorner: An Interview with Carl McIntyre: @aphasiathemovie

2010-10-27 19:33:19
salt_mine: RCSLT pulling out all the stops to engage SLTs, the public and
key opinion-formers w the “Giving Voice” campaign!

2010-10-27 17:26:58
salt_mine: RT @stammer: The BSA Chair interview – BBC Radio Coventry today
about stammering. Also features a McGuire grad

2010-10-27 12:33:50
salt_mine: Fascinating research post! Use of gesture by people w aphasia,
City Uni, London. Please retweet #aphasia #SLTresearch

2010-10-27 12:11:29
salt_mine: RT @AejazAssistech: 10 iPad apps for Autism:

2010-10-27 12:08:59
salt_mine: RT @DHgovuk: Would you prefer to communicate w yr GP and other
health prof’s online or face-to-face? Respond here

2010-10-27 12:06:48
salt_mine: RT @sallygainsbury: AfC increments are worth an avg 2.5 per cent
of pay. At present, they are not part of the Treasury’s 2 yr “pay freeze”

2010-10-27 01:17:45
salt_mine: Accessible web design: dyslexia-friendly!  #a11y

2010-10-27 00:55:39
salt_mine: RT @msmousette: Accessible Web for people with intellect/cog
disabilities – tips + reviews of websites #a11y

2010-10-27 00:47:48
salt_mine: RT @msmousette: Oooh! Lovely! Try this easy-to-use Twitter web
app! #a11y #axs #twitter

2010-10-26 23:36:39
salt_mine: RT @talkaboutautism: Survey for parents & ed staff: Number of
secondary pupils in special schools: closes 29 Oct:

2010-10-26 23:32:14
salt_mine: RT @futureslps: Access a wealth of Blindness Related Resources
and Beyond

2010-10-26 23:21:45
salt_mine: #AAC #AdaptivePlay Xmas present ideas: Liberator – will post
ideas from different companies as I find them 🙂

2010-10-26 23:02:31
salt_mine: RT @NHSChoices: Find out why baby-led feeding is important in
our new #breastfeeding guide.

2010-10-26 22:59:33
salt_mine: RT @patientopinion: “NHS White Paper not Big Society conscious”
Blog about @TheKingsFund meeting

2010-10-26 22:41:24
salt_mine: RT @Apraxia_KIDS: Interesting thought… Dr. suggests sleep
screenings for kids w/ #LD Learning Disabilities

2010-10-26 22:19:25
salt_mine: FREE: RT @AACchicks: Linda Burkhart’s Website – Must read for
complex communication needs! #AAC

2010-10-26 22:17:08
salt_mine: RT @AejazAssistech: Brain controlled robot

2010-10-26 22:15:50
salt_mine: RT @AACchicks: TouchChat: new iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
communication app coming soon

2010-10-26 22:13:25
salt_mine: RT @ImprovementSC: New addition: Four questions and three tools
– a framework for achieving better patient outcomes

2010-10-26 21:06:38
salt_mine: FREE: RT @AACchicks: Teaching yr child to become independent w
daily routines: CSEFEL (USA)

2010-10-26 16:45:58
salt_mine: RT @MayerJohnson: RT @teachntech00 New group to discuss
Boardmaker, share boards, and ask questions!

2010-10-26 16:44:49
salt_mine: RT @TheStrokeAssoc: Don’t forget that it is World Stroke Day on
Friday! For more information see

2010-10-26 16:44:03
salt_mine: @SpeechnLanguage App Store “Special Education: Learning for

2010-10-26 16:33:35
salt_mine: RT @scope: 2 videos against disability benefit cuts (@bendygirl) and
(@incurablehippie) #CSR

2010-10-26 16:30:01
salt_mine: CAUSE(UK) Campaign Against Unnecessary Suspensions & Exclusions
in the NHS: essential support, advice & info

2010-10-26 16:25:39
salt_mine: RT @inclusiveplanet: PAC Mate Enables #Blind #Doctor to Achieve
Ultimate Goal

2010-10-26 16:23:07
salt_mine: AAATE 2011 Maastricht Aug 31 – Sept 2: “Everyday Technology for
Independence and Care”: Call for papers ends 15 Jan

2010-10-26 16:14:00
salt_mine: RT @scope: Great interview with Paul Maynard MP who has cerebral
palsy @epolitix)

2010-10-26 16:08:12
salt_mine: RT @Apraxia_KIDS: Speech comm’n poss origin in pairing of L
brain & R hand, sound + gesture

2010-10-26 15:48:34
salt_mine: RT @Apraxia_KIDS: Low levels lead poisoning can lead to
speech/language probs: Lead Poisoning Prevention Week USA

2010-10-26 15:46:49
salt_mine: RT @ICANcharity: Stephen Hawking video from Speaker’s House last
night: “Hello National Year of Communication”


2010-10-26 15:44:12
salt_mine: FREE: RT @ContactAFamily Videos YouTube channel. Lot of help and

2010-10-26 15:42:26
salt_mine: RT @ImprovementSC: New report – Lean implementation in primary
care health visiting services #research

2010-10-26 15:38:22
salt_mine: RT @unitetheunion: Unite races forward to tackle discrimination:

2010-10-26 15:36:29
salt_mine: RT @wplnetwork: Vetting and Barring Scheme to be reviewed:
checks for working with children and vulnerable adults

2010-10-26 15:33:26
salt_mine: RT @unionnewswire: TUC national demonstration against the cuts,
London Sat 26 March 2011:

2010-10-26 15:32:16
salt_mine: RT @unionnewswire: TUC calls for new Community Day bank holiday
in Oct 2013

2010-10-26 15:30:47
salt_mine: RT @RemedyUK: BBC documentary on Whistleblowing. Remedy believes
we must make a stand.

2010-10-26 15:28:49
salt_mine: RT @HRdailyquestion: In what circumstances can an employer
reject a request for flexible working?

2010-10-26 15:24:37
salt_mine: MSTrust Research News: @MSTrust Seasonal effects on MS;
Prognosis for juvenile MS, etc. #MS

2010-10-26 15:18:27
salt_mine: FREE RT @MSTrust: Having problems trying to explain MS to yr
children? See Kids’ guide to MS

2010-10-26 15:16:28
salt_mine: RT @MSTrust: Cognition problems? See MSTrust new Staying Smart
page on Facebook.

2010-10-26 15:14:21
salt_mine: RT @ParkinsonsUK: RT @AgeUKPA Chief Economist, Jose
Iparraguirre, on long-term challenges of an ageing society:

2010-10-26 15:09:17
salt_mine: RT @patientopinion: Cuts and innovation in public services –
interesting #nesta report just found:

2010-10-26 15:07:48
salt_mine: RT @patientopinion: RT @nesta_uk: ‘Ten steps to Transformation’
in public services. Day 1: Stop doing what doesn’t work

2010-10-26 15:05:04
salt_mine: RT @patientopinion: RT @DisabilityNow: Great new blog from
@BendyGirl & others –

2010-10-26 14:55:37
salt_mine: RT @SimplyhealthUK: RT @FirstAssistUK: New research @CIPD
@SimplyhealthUK: Stress most common cause of sickness absence

2010-10-26 14:41:45
salt_mine: RT @rcgp: RCGP launches toolkit for Primary Care Federations:

2010-10-26 14:36:37
salt_mine: RT @BMJ_latest: You say hypo/hyper, I say high/low. Time to ban
these similar sounding antonyms?

2010-10-26 14:35:51
salt_mine: RT @BMJ_latest: RT @NewStatesman: Why NHS spending will be cut
after all

2010-10-26 14:29:43
salt_mine: RT @NETSCC: SDO call for project proposals now open: Local
innovations in healthcare delivery in the NHS

2010-10-26 13:58:48
salt_mine: RT @nhsc_SDONetwork: Guardian: NHS white paper proposals backed
by only one in four doctors

2010-10-26 13:58:22
salt_mine: RT @NETSCC: Opportunity for clinicians & methodologists to join
Nat Instit Health Research (NIHR) panels and committees×3

2010-10-26 13:55:22
salt_mine: RT @stammer: Read the transcript of the BSA interview with Colin
Firth about his film ‘The King’s Speech’

2010-10-26 13:49:57
salt_mine: RT @DHgovuk: 4,200 New Health Visitors to Boost Young Children’s
and Families’ Health and Wellbeing

2010-10-26 13:48:21
salt_mine: RT @RNID: Rainer Hersch story. RT @MailOnline How a cold can
send you deaf overnight. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

2010-10-26 13:45:15
salt_mine: RT @DHgovuk: Living well with Dementia on Horses Mouth: Building
the biggest network of online dementia mentors

2010-10-26 13:42:48
salt_mine: RT @DHgovuk: Consultation on access and control over your care
records. Respond by 14 Jan 2011:

2010-10-26 08:31:10
salt_mine: RT @SmartyEars: #Stuttering should not hinder ambitions #stammer

2010-10-26 08:25:10
salt_mine: RT @GivingVoiceUK: Recent research suggests bilingual children
may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s when grow up

2010-10-26 08:24:18
salt_mine: RT @SmartyEars: Researcher looks for treatment options for
children who #stutter #speechtherapy #stammer

2010-10-24 13:34:26
salt_mine: “Can Market Forces Make the NHS More Efficient?” #SocHealthAssoc
Tues 30 Nov Toynbee Hall, London

2010-10-24 13:18:26
salt_mine: @DrSharg: Impact of screen media on children include links to
ADHD and speech & language development. Psychiatric Times

2010-10-22 18:56:52
salt_mine: RT @patientopinion: RT @PaulNez: The #BigSociety is like the Big
Issue, except nobody buys it!

2010-10-22 18:55:56
salt_mine: RT @bbchealth: Hard-to-read fonts ‘aid learning’ “an example of positive effects of  “disfluency”. Ha!
On ISAD @stammer

2010-10-22 18:50:47
salt_mine: RT @nhsc_SDONetwork: NHS Confederation reaction to spending
review &what; it means for health &social; care
#spending …

2010-10-22 18:49:37
salt_mine: RT @NETSCC: SDO call for proposals now open 10/1013:Local
innovations in healthcare delivery in the NHS

2010-10-22 09:56:35
salt_mine: We need to defend the NHS. Join #Unite 4 our #NHS here to add
your voice

2010-10-22 08:52:23
salt_mine: SLT SIG – Fluency: SCBT for children 7-14. Dr Ronny Boey. Wed 3
Nov RCSLT London. #stammer #SLTCPD

2010-10-22 08:30:48
salt_mine: FREE Living with cluttering. #PWE relates probs getting
diagnosis & help, impact life #SLTFreeCPD #clutter @stammer

2010-10-22 08:18:39
salt_mine: FREE: The Stuttering Homepage – portal to yet more web resources
curated by Prof Judy Kuster #SLTFreeCPD #stammer

2010-10-22 08:13:34
salt_mine: FREE: stuttering resources for SLTs collected by Prof Judy
Kuster, Minnesota State Univ #SLTFreeStuff #stammer

2010-10-22 07:58:24
salt_mine: Walk and Talk – in the footsteps of famous stammerers: London
Sat 23 Oct Guided Tour: book with BSA or TalkCoach

2010-10-22 07:46:30
salt_mine: RT @talkcoach: Have a look at The Stammurai this free iPhone/
iPod touch game has been created by young people age 13-18 who stammer. ht

2010-10-22 07:39:33
salt_mine: ‘The King’s Speech’ (Colin Firth portrays George VI struggle w
stammer) reigns among Oscar contenders @talkcoach

2010-10-22 07:24:38
salt_mine: ISAD: USA Self-Help Support Group Inspires Kids who stammer!
Reviews and  videos. @StutterFRIENDS #SLTFreeCPD #stammer

2010-10-22 06:27:02
salt_mine: RT @edinstam: Very interesting systematic analysis of blocking
on the BSA website:

2010-10-22 01:04:27
salt_mine: Read “Hooray for Aiden” for children 4-9. Main characters are
positive role models who stammer. BSA review @stammer

2010-10-22 00:56:42
salt_mine: Pagoclone fails US drug trials “for stammering”: Dr R Lickley
explains in BSA “Speaking Out” Newsletter @stammer

2010-10-21 16:46:36
salt_mine: BBC Radio4 PM (today) includes interview with person with speech
disabilty on effect of CSR cuts

2010-10-21 16:34:28
salt_mine: RT @nhsc_SDONetwork: European Parliament votes to protect
front-line NHS spending @AddThis

2010-10-21 16:31:53
salt_mine: FREE – How to obtain objective data in clinical setting to
pinpoint effective intervention: RT @ASHAWeb

2010-10-21 16:08:15
salt_mine: SLT Specialist Adults, Band 6, F’time Perm, Cumbria PCT
(Allerdale – West Cumbria). Closing date 3rd Nov

2010-10-21 16:02:43
salt_mine: RT @RCSLT: Just released the ‘7 Signs’ presentation used at the
Royal College of GPs Conference  this month

2010-10-21 15:59:56
salt_mine: RT @HRdailyquestion: Can employer defend equal value claim on
basis that it has carried out job evaluation scheme?

2010-10-21 15:57:23
salt_mine: RT @wplnetwork: EU Parliament has voted in favour of increased
maternity rights:

2010-10-21 15:53:14
salt_mine: RT @ImprovementSC: New addition: Regional variation in the
productivity of the English National Health Service

2010-10-21 15:47:21
salt_mine: RT @patientopinion: RT @patrickjbutler: Superb cuts blog:
@RedundantPS: “Presenting CSR 2010 was the easy bit”

2010-10-21 14:21:13
salt_mine: SwitchClimber: 2 weeks free trial to see if worth subscribing.
Left Blog comment asking how much monthly sub’n costs

2010-10-21 13:56:19
salt_mine: RT @RNID: Deafness & isolation is brought to the stage in a
touching West End play just opened, read a review here…

2010-10-21 13:51:36
salt_mine: RT @aphasiacorner: “He Used To Be…” by Barbara Shadden:

2010-10-21 12:15:21
salt_mine: RT @GivingVoiceUK: Sign of things to come for SLT?

2010-10-21 12:08:46
salt_mine: @Comm_nTrust Communication Trust National Year of SLCN on

2010-10-21 00:49:12
salt_mine: FREE Child Brain Injury Resources RT @avocadotech: for Teachers, Clinicians, Parents & Students

2010-10-21 00:44:45
salt_mine: FREE articles – Brain & Brain research – RT @avocadotech:  @dana_fdn #SLTFreeStuff

2010-10-21 00:36:55
salt_mine: RT @TheStrokeAssoc: In a minute…I had a stroke…he had a
stroke…I lost her. TV ad: children to elderly have stroke

2010-10-21 00:31:08
salt_mine: RT @GivingVoiceUK: RCSLT launching ‘Giving Voice Campaign’ on
30th Nov in Wales, NI & England and 1st Dec in Scotland!

2010-10-21 00:28:39
salt_mine: RT @RNID: George Osbourne announces the spending review, what
will it mean for public services?Here some experts’ views

2010-10-21 00:22:39
salt_mine: RT @Rethink_: Read full #spendingreview here

2010-10-21 00:18:05
salt_mine: RT @bbchealth: Reading help for Down’s children– says research shows improvement in speech & language

2010-10-21 00:08:43
salt_mine: RT @HRdailyquestion: Does employee who may have equal pay claim
have right to info on male counterparts’ salaries?

2010-10-21 00:07:12
salt_mine: RT @unionnewswire: Northern TUC backs regional rally against the
cuts: Wed 20 Oct Newcastle

2010-10-21 00:04:34
salt_mine: RT @NETSCC: CSR: Total health spending will rise each year over
and above inflation and health research spending will be protected

2010-10-21 00:04:19
salt_mine: RT @nhsc_SDONetwork: Guardian: Spending review 2010: key points
at a glance

2010-10-20 23:58:30
salt_mine: RT @talkaboutautism: Take a moment to watch Craig’s awesome
video? Then come chat with him: *v

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Dysphagia: the challenge of managing eating and drinking difficulties in children and adults who have learning disabilities
Celia Harding
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Julie Wright
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This review explores some of the key issues relevant to children and adults who have dysphagia, or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, and a learning disability. It explores the methods for attempting to identify this area of difficulty effectively, and reflects on some of the other issues that may affect management, such as carer support and training and use of appropriate communication strategies to support and enable participation from the client with learning disability.
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