Giving Voice is a national campaign led by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists which aims to demonstrate how speech and language therapy makes a difference to people with speech, language and communication needs, their families, and wider society.
I'll be updating this blog regularly so please keep checking back and share it too :) click the Giving Voice logo to go direct to the official website!
Friday, 21 December 2012
has been a busy month so far and I’ve had little time to blog, therefore this
is a little bit of everything!
On 7th December,
I attended the annual charity ball of Heel and Toe, at the Civic Centre,
Newcastle. This was a brilliant night supporting a fantastic charity.
What they do:
“Heel & Toe Children’s Charity provides free therapy to children with Cerebral
Palsy, Dyspraxia and any other movement condition. This is
provided through a system of learning calledConductive
Education. Any child can benefit
and parents/carers are encouraged to take an active role in their own
development.” Check out their website for more information.
extremely grateful that Heel and Toe regularly retweet my Giving Voice blog! I
also met Brendan Healy, comedian, on the night and I thanked him personally for
retweeting my blog (as my dad was taking our photo!) It was a pleasure to meet
him, though I (foolishly) told him I’m from Ashington which led to our table being
‘picked on' a little bit (all in good fun!)
Brendan Healy and me
to the News Post Leader following my Giving Voice award and was pleased to see
they published a short piece in the paper and on line last week – click here to
read the article.
I was delighted that
React2 asked me to be their guest blogger, where I wrote about Giving Voice. React2.com
is an online-based, interactive
speech and language therapy tool for adults and children with a communication
impairment due to:
Aphasia after stroke or brain injuries
Cognitive communication disorder after brain
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Delayed or disordered language
check out my Giving Voice guest entry on their blog here.
night I attended the first Giving Voice working group meeting (via telephone) and
this has made me even more enthusiastic about the campaigning year ahead! If you want to get involved in the working group contact Emma at RCSLT for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
probably won’t get the chance to blog again before Christmas so here's wishing you a Merry Christmas! I will hopefully do a final blog of the year!