Lightning Talks Strike at ASLTIP 2013 conference

Date: 14th July 2014

Posted on: 14-07-2014

At this year’s conference we are introducing a session with exciting and inspiring lightning talks presented by our members showcasing both the breadth of expertise across clinical and business related domains.


If you haven’t attended a lightning talks event, then you will be in for a treat. The format is designed to ignite thought and discussion – with a series of 5 minute presentations on a range of topics. We are fortunate to have a superb mix of topics and presenters who will be aiming to enlighten you on therapy approaches they use; their thoughts on the work they do or to share an idea or perspective. It promises to be action packed and thought provoking!


Let’s take a look at the impressive line up of speakers and the topics they’ll be addressing!


For therapists working with children, Jacqui Wright will be following up her 2012 blog post on our ASLTIP website talking about sensory processing and sensory circuits for children. Hampshire based member, Caroline Casula who provides interactive storytelling sessions for young children, targeting early communication and play skills is presenting her 5 minute talk on “Fifty Ways to Use a Story”. Libby Hill will be talking about “Building A Communication Friendly School” and will also discuss “marketing ourselves”. Rosemary Wyatt, who has over 35 years experience in working with clients with cleft palates, will be presenting on how to manage palatal difficulties. London based therapist, Chris Wade will be discussing his new iPad app, Colourful Semantics. Looking at intervention, ASLTIP’s Chairperson, Hilary Gardner will be presenting “Interactions as intervention: training others and assessing impact”.


There are also excellent topics lined up which will be of particular interest for therapists working with adult clients. Liz Ackroyd who has extensive experience and skills in working with clients with stroke, acquired brain injury and progressive neurological conditions is exploring functional context sensitive rehab in acquired brain injury. Essex based ASLTIP member Geraldine Wotton specialises in working with adults with acquired brain injury, stammering and learning disabilities will be looking at “The Power of the Therapeutic Relationship”. Heidi de Quincey will be sharing her expertise talking about her work with gender transition clients.


It promises to be an action packed session and attendees are guaranteed to go away with questions, discussion to be had and new ideas!


To find out more about the conference and to register – http://www.helpwithtalking.com/resources/events/41


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