Fri, Mar 19 | Zoom

Teletherapy and Technology in Stammering Therapy

Time & Location

Mar 19, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM GMT

About The Event

Speakers: Ali Berquez, Sophie Card and Rosie Markland; Stephanie Burgess; Ben Bolton-Grant & Teresa Howarth; Jessie Smithson & Sarah Brown; Gareth Walkom.

We hope you are able to join us for our next study day, which will be livestreamed. We will be using Zoom to host the day. Instructions on how to join the livestream will be emailed to members prior to the study day. Videos of all talks will also be available for at least one month after the event in the members’ section of our website.

Content of the day:

  • 09:00 - 09:15: Meeting opens – please log on at 09:00 to give us time to admit all members who are attending the meeting.
  • 09:15 - 09:30: Introductions and Zoom etiquette
  • 09:30 -10:30: Delivering group therapy online - Ali Berquez, Sophie Card and Rosie Markland (Michael Palin Centre for      Stammering)

Ali, Rosie and Sophie will give a brief overview of group therapy and how it is used at the Michael Palin Centre. Their talk will cover the benefits of group therapy, top tips for running groups online (planning, getting started, keeping going and ending), and client experiences.

  • 10:30 -11:00: Online resources to share with children and adults who stammer during teletherapy sessions - Stephanie Burgess (Airedale NHS Foundation Trust)

Steph will present visuals and slides that she has developed to be able to share information with people through screen sharing.

  • 11:00 – 11:15: Break
  • 11:15 – 11:45: Talking Out Online - Ben Bolton-Grant and Teresa Howarth

Ben and Teresa will share their experiences of planning and running Talking Out Online, a brand new intensive online group for teenagers. They will focus particularly on how to support young people to embrace challenge during an online group, and the value of using telehealth to work with parents and young people concurrently.

· 11:45-12:15: Project creating videos to support parents of children who stammer - Jessie Smithson and Sarah Brown (South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

We are also hoping to hear from Jessie and Sarah (South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust) about their project developing videos to support parents of children who stammer. Note - this is subject to change and may be covered at a future study day instead.

  • 12:15-13:00: Lunch      break
  • 13:00 – 13:45: Breakout      rooms to share experiences and tips for teletherapy
  • 13:45 – 15:15: Virtual      Reality and Technology in Stammering Therapy – Gareth Walkom

Gareth Walkom is a researcher into virtual reality and stammering. He has recently founded withVR, which provides tools to practice customisable speaking scenarios using virtual reality. His description of his talk is as follows:

We are currently in a time where technology and virtual reality are now more commonly used in speech therapy and research worldwide. Using revolutionary technology, we can now transform virtual experiences to be more realistic than ever before, creating speaking situations that are sometimes impossible to create, control, and stop in the clinical setting. With new technology comes fear - a fear of adaptation, understanding, and change.

In this talk, Gareth will be identifying how technology and virtual reality have been and are currently being used for stammering, including real speech therapists that are utilizing it today. This talk will help you to relate multiple use cases, helping you use technology and virtual reality no matter your technical background.

  • 15:15 - 15:30 – Close of study day


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