Saturday, 30 November 2013

A Career in Speech and Language Therapy (Metacom Education)

Metacom Education is pleased to announce that the third edition (revised and updated) of:-
A Career in Speech and Language Therapy is now available in print, with an ebook edition coming very soon.

A Career in Speech and Language Therapy is for anyone who's about to start their career and wants clear and concise information about this rewarding profession.

It will be of interest to students, careers advisors, parents and teachers.

Jannet A. Wright's and Myra Kersner's books prove them to be authorities in the field of speech and language therapy. They've now applied their talents to another accessible book, A Career in Speech and Language Therapy. Speech and language therapists work with people with communication problems in a variety of settings, and this book will provide all the information you need to make your career choice.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Myra Kersner MSc MRCSLT Dip Dr Th ALAM

Myra Kersner was a senior lecturer at University College London where she taught undergraduate and post graduate speech and language therapy students. For many years she was the Course Tutor for the MSc in Speech and Language Sciences and has also organised a short courses programme of continuing professional development. She continues to run workshops and courses related to communication skills. As a speech and language therapist she worked in Yorkshire, London and Toronto, Canada. She is also a writer and has worked as a dramatherapist and dramatherapy supervisor. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded the Honours of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She has published many books and articles on speech and language therapy.

Jannet A Wright PhD MA FRCSLT

Jannet Wright and Myra Kersner
Dr Jannet Wright (left) was until recently Professor in Speech and Language Therapy at De Montfort University, Leicester. Previously she was a senior lecturer and the Admissions Tutor in the Department of Human Communication Science at University College London where she taught undergraduate and post graduate students on the department's speech and language therapy courses. As a speech and language therapist she worked with children with severe speech and language problems. She was the organiser of the short courses programme of continuing professional development within the department and continues to run workshops related to early learning. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She has published many books and articles on speech and language therapy.

Monday, 24 June 2013

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Reviews for A Career in Speech and Language Therapy

Acclaim for A Career in Speech and Language Therapy:

‘I would recommend this book to all those considering a career in speech and language therapy…It would cultivate an appropriate mind-set within potential students.’ Dr Maggie Vance, Research Fellow and speech and language therapist

‘This book gives an excellent insight for a student…packed full of information. As the authors are both speech and language therapy lecturers…their advice will be taken on board. The profiles offer a useful insight…I recommend it to anyone interested in this field.’ Speech and Language Therapy in Practice

‘This is essential reading for all those considering a career in speech and language therapy…Of particular interest is the case study section that illustrates the diversity and range of speech and language therapy clients and environments.’ Bulletin, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists














Other publications

Speech and Language therapy: the decision-making process 2nd Edition
Speech and Language therapy: the decision-making process 2nd Edition
This important text book for speech and language therapists has been completely revised and re-written. It focuses on the decision-making process in the assessment and management of children with speech and language problems. The book is divided into four parts: I learning how to be a professional; II Management in different settings III; working with others, IV Assessing and managing children with communication problems. Individual chapters are written by experts in their field. The book is aimed at speech and language therapy students and potential students, specialist teachers, newly qualified therapists, therapists returning to the profession, specialist teachers and SENCOs.




How to manage communication problems in young children (3rd edition)
How to manage communication problems in young children (3rd edition)
This book assumes no prior knowledge about communication problems and includes practical suggestions for dealing with children who have such problems. It is aimed at those who might be interested in choosing speech and language therapy as a career, as well as parents and practitioners and is a practical jargon free book providing an overview of normal development and speech and language difficulties in young children.

In Spring 2015 a 4th edition of this book will be published by Taylor and Francis/Routledge. It will be completely updated and revised and will be called Supporting Young Children with Communication problems. There will be contributions from leading experts working with 'early years' children.




Books

Fleming P, Miller C, & Wright J A (1997) Speech and language difficulties in education. Approaches to collaborative practice for teachers and speech and language therapists. Bicester: Winslow Press

Kersner M (1992) Tests in Voice, Speech and Language London: Whurr Publishers

Kersner M (1987) Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves - a play for people with special needs Colchester: Alphabet Books

Kersner M (1987) A Space Oddity - a play for people with special needs Colchester: Alphabet Books

Kersner M and Wright J A (Eds) (3rd Edition) (2002) How to Manage Communication Problems in Young Children London: David Fulton Publishers

Kersner M and Wright J A (Eds) 2nd edition (2012) Speech and Language Therapy: the decision making process when working with children London: Taylor and Francis

Robertson S, Kersner M & Davis S (1995) A History of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists 1945 -1995 London: RCSLT

Wright J A & Kersner M (1998) Supporting children with communication problems: Sharing the workload London: David Fulton Publishers

Chapters

Kersner M (2002) How to Manage Communication Problems in Young children in M Kersner & J A Wright (Eds) (3rd Edition) How to Manage Communication Problems in Young Children London: David Fulton Publishers

Kersner M (2012) The decision making process in speech and language therapy in M Kersner and J A Wright (Eds) Speech and Language Therapy: the decision making process when working with children 2nd edition London: Taylor and Francis

Kersner M (1997) The Use Of Drama In Working With Children With Learning Disabilities In M Fawcus (Ed) Children With Learning Difficulties London: Whurr Publishers

Kersner M and Wright J A (2002) Encouraging Language Development in M Kersner & J A Wright (Eds) (3rd edition) How to Manage Communication Problems in Young Children London: David Fulton Publishers

Morgan Barry R & Wright J A (2002) (3rd edition) in M Kersner & J A Wright (Eds) How to Recognise Speech and Language Problems. In How to Manage Communication Problems in Young Children London: David Fulton Publishers

Kersner, M and Parker, A (2012) Developing as a speech and language therapist in M Kersner & J A Wright Speech and Language Therapy: the decision making process when working with children 2nd edition London: Taylor and Francis

Wright J A (2002) (3rd Edition) The Speech and Language Therapist In M Kersner & J A Wright (Eds) How to Manage Communication Problems in Young Children. London : David Fulton Publishers

Wright J A (2012) Working with other practitioners. Kersner M & Wright J A (eds) in Speech and Language Therapy: the decision-making process when working with children 2nd edition London: Taylor and Francis

Wright J A (1995) Provision for children with communication difficulties In Lunt I, Norwich B, & Varma V (eds) Psychology and Education for Special Needs: Recent developments and future directions England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd

Wright J A (1994) He understands every word I say: The Speech and Language Therapist In S Sandow (Ed) Whose Special Need? London: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd

Wright J A (1994) Speech and Language Therapy In J Solity & G Bickler (Eds) Support Services - Issues for Education, Health and Social Service Professionals London: Cassell

Wright J A (1993) Assessment of Children with Special Needs In J R Beech, L M Harding with D Hilton-Jones (Eds) Assessment in Speech and Language Therapy London: Routledge

Wright J A (1992) Collaboration between speech and language therapists and teachers In Fletcher P & Hall D (Eds) Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children London: Whurr Publishers

Wright J A (1990) Support services for children with language and communication problems In H Daniels & J Ware (Eds) Special Educational Needs and the National Curriculum: The impact of the Education Reform Act London: Kogan Page

Wright J A, Wood J & Stackhouse J (2002) Early Years Language and Literacy In Dyslexia Handbook Reading: BDA

Articles

Clarke, M. T., Donlan, C., Lister, C., Wright, J., Newton, C., & Cherguit, J. (2007) The provision of communication aids to children in England: an analysis of applications to the Communication Aids project Child: Care, Health and Development Vol. 33, 5, 569-575

Clarke, M., Newton,C., Cherguit, J., Donlan,C. And Wright J.A. (2011) Short-term outcomes of communication aid provision Journal of Assistive Technologies Vol. 4 No 4. 169-180

Fleming P, Miller C & Wright J (1994) Sharing the load Special Children Nov/Dec Issue 79

Graham J & Wright J A (1999) What does inter-professional collaboration mean to professionals working with pupils with physical disabilities? British Journal of Special Education Vol. 26, No 1

Greenstock L and Wright J (2011) Collaborative implementation: working together when using graphic symbols Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol 27, No 3 331-343

Greenwood N, Wright, J.A. & Bithell C (2006) Perceptions of speech and language therapy amongst UK school and college students: implications for recruitment International Journal of Language and Communication Disorder Vol. 41, 1, 83-94

Kersner M (1999) A Creative Approach to Therapy - Learning through drama Part II Speech and Language Therapy in Practice

Kersner M (1998) A Creative Approach to Therapy - Learning through drama Part I Speech and Language Therapy in Practice

Kersner M (1996) Working together for children with severe learning disabilities Child Language, Teaching and Therapy 12:1

Kersner M (1989) Drama in Therapy Speech Therapy in Practice 5:5

Kersner M & Coxon A (2002) Clueing up for Inclusion Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Summer

Kersner M and Parker A (2004) Creating change in speech and language therapy education Speech and Language Therapy in Practice

Kersner M & Parker A (2001) A strategic approach to clinical placement learning. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 36 Supplement

Kersner M & Wright J A (2007) Doing the write thing Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Summer

Kersner M & Wright J A (2003) The Next Generation Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Bulletin 613

Kersner M & Wright J A (2002) Getting comfortable with collaboration Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Autumn

Kersner M & Wright J A (1996) Children with severe learning disabilities: collaborative working practices between speech and language therapists and teachers Proceedings of the Golden Jubilee Conference, York London: RCSLT

Kersner M & Wright J A (1996) Collaboration between teachers and speech and language therapists working with children with severe learning disabilities British Journal of Learning Disabilities 26:1

Kersner M & Wright J A (1991) Build Relationships and Maximise Skills: How Therapists and teachers can collaborate Speech Therapy in Practice 7:1

McIntosh J & Kersner M (1992) Dysphagia The State of the Art in Britain CSLT Bulletin No 482

Mahon M, Kersner M, & Nzama, S. (1996) A Survey into speech and language therapy services for children with communication problems in Zimbabwe Social Sciences in Health 2:3

Miller C & Wright J A (1995) Teachers of pupils with speech and language difficulties: outcomes of specialist courses Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol 11; 3

Newman C & Kersner M (1998) Voice Problems of Aerobics Instructors: Implications For Preventative Training Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 23; 4

Newton, C., Wright, J.A., Clarke, M., Donlan, C., Lister, C. & Cherguit, J. (2006) Supporting children with communication aids in transition: the perspective of children and adults involved with the Communication Aids Project (CAP). Support for Learning  Vol. 21, 141-148

Parker A & Kersner M (1998) New Approaches to Learning on Clinical Placement International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 33 (Supplement)

Parker A & Kersner M (1997) How you look is what you find: analysing the phonology of deaf speakers Journal of Clinical Speech & Language Studies 7

Wood J, Wright J A & Stackhouse J (2000) Language and Literacy: Joining Together Reading: BDA

Wright J A (1996) Teachers and therapists: the evolution of a partnership. Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol 12, No 1

Wright J A (2000) Teachers and speech and language therapists working together SENCO Update May 10 Cambridge: Optimus Publishing Ltd

Wright J A & Graham J (1997) Where and when do speech and language therapists work with teachers? British Journal of Special Education Vol. 24;4

Wright J A & Kersner M (2004) Short term projects: Standards Fund and collaboration between speech and language therapists and teachers Support for Learning 19;1

Wright J A & Kersner M (1999) Teachers and Speech And Language Therapists Working With Children With Physical Disabilities: Implications For Inclusive Education British Journal of Special Education 26: 4

Wright J A & Kersner M (1998) Collaborative Working Practices in Schools for Children with Physical Disabilities International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 33 (Supplement)

Wright, J.A., Newton, C., Clarke, M., Donlan, C., Lister, C. & Cherguit, J. (2006) Communication aids in the classroom: the views of education staff and speech and language therapists involved with the Communication Aids Project (CAP). British Journal of Special Education Vol. 33, 1, 25-32

Wright, J.A., Stackhouse, J. and Wood, J. (2008) Promoting language and literacy skills in the early years: lessons from interdisciplinary teaching and reading Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol. 24, 2, 155-171

A Career in Speech and Language Therapy

A Career in Speech and Language Therapy is a book for anyone who's about to start their career and wants clear and concise information about this rewarding profession.

It will be of interest to students, careers advisors, parents and teachers.

Jannet A. Wright's and Myra Kersner's books prove them to be authorities in the field of speech and language therapy. They've applied their talents to another accessible book, A Career in Speech and Language Therapy. Speech and language therapists work with people with communication problems in a variety of settings, and this book will provide all the information you need to make your career choice.

This book is divided into five sections:
  • A career in speech and language therapy
  • Profiles of therapists at work
  • Applying for a course
  • Being a student
  • Now you are qualified

And you'll find information on:
  • People with communication disorders
  • The skills and qualities that you need
  • How and where to train
  • How to gather further information
  • How to gain relevant experience
  • Who to contact
  • Checklist for interviews
  • Using your gap year
  • Applying for a first job
  • Suggestions for further reading

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

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