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Seminar for Speech Language Therapists - Cleft Palate

Seminar for Speech Language Therapists - Cleft Palate

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  • Fri 29 Nov ’19, 8:30am – 4:30pm


Ko Awatea Centre, 100 Hospital Road, Otahuhu


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $98.00

Treating articulation and phonology in children with cleft palate and related disorders

On behalf of the cleft palate team at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, we would like to invite you to participate in this 1-day seminar event. The focus will be on therapy techniques for children with speech disorders including cleft palate.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Anne Harding-Bell will be our keynote speaker for the day. Anne has worked as a specialist SLT with the cleft team in Cambridge, UK for over 30 years. She is a renowned international expert in the field of cleft palate. Anne has made a significant contribution to the scientific literature with many publications and has presented at numerous conferences. Her latest publication ‘Case Studies in Cleft Palate Speech’ is currently in print. Anne has also been involved in the setting up and teaching on the post graduate cleft palate courses for cleft SLTs. She is passionate about treating speech disorders and throughout her presentations you will experience Anne’s unique ability to combine science and clinical expertise through her many video examples of intervention.

We will also be joined by our expert cleft speech pathology colleagues from Australia, David Fitzsimons from Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney and Jana Carr from John Hunter from Children’s Hospital, Newcastle, together with our local cleft team speech language therapists from Middlemore Hospital, Maeve Morrison and Mel Street, who will all present.

Agenda for the day:
8:30am - 9:00am Opening and Introductions

9.00am - 10:30am Keynote Lecture: “A Phonetic, Phonological and Psycholinguistic Approach to Treating Articulation Disorders” Anne Harding-Bell

10:30am- 10:50am Morning Tea (not catered)

10:50am - 12:30pm Keynote Lecture Cont’d: “A Phonetic, Phonological and Psycholinguistic Approach to Treating Articulation Disorders” Anne Harding-Bell

12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch provided

1:15pm - 2:45pm Cleft Speech Assessment & Therapy Techniques with case examples Anne Harding-Bell, David Fitzsimons, Jana Carr, Maeve Morrison

2:45pm – 4:30pm Open Discussion Forum Facilitator: Mel Street

Open discussion of case examples and questions from the floor to our expert panel.

If you have any cases you would like to bring to the panel for discussion please email them though to Mel before November 5th.

Ko Awatea is located at Middlemore Hospital, parking is available onsite for $23.40 per day.
Public Transport; the train stops directly outside Middlemore Hospital

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