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  1. The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre
    1. Stammering Intensive Course
    2. Sign Language Assessment Clinic
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The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre

The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre was officially opened in January 2016, replacing the Compass Centre as the in-house Speech and Language Therapy clinic at City, University of London. The new Centre contains state of the art equipment and facilities and continues to build on the skills and experience of the staff in the Language and Communication Science Division within the School of Health Sciences.

The activities in The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre are required to support the three principles contained in our mission statement

  • To offer a range of cutting-edge intervention services for clients
  • To provide an excellent quality of supervision for speech and language therapy students
  • To promote the development of well-designed research.

We aim to develop clinical practice and ways of delivering services by exploring the interface between advances in theoretical knowledge and the changing demands of the health, educational and social contexts in which speech and language therapy services operate.

What are the key purposes of The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre?

  • To explore developments and innovations in clinical practice
  • To extend and make explicit the process of learning in clinical education
  • To generate clinical questions and evaluate clinical evidence
  • To raise awareness of innovative clinical practice and to consult with professional colleagues regarding the application of innovative models in the professional context.

What does The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre offer?

The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre offers clinical activities across a range of client groups including:

  • People who stammer
  • People with special educational needs
  • Children and adolescents with specific language impairment
  • People with Parkinson's disease (using Lee Silverman Voice Training)
  • Deaf children and adults
  • Children with speech impairments

A range of intervention styles have been adopted including individual and group work, direct work with clients and indirect work with carers. More recently, remote interventions using communication technology have also been adopted.

Current activities in The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre include the Aphasia Research Clinic for people with aphasia, the LSVT clinic for people with Parkinson’s disease, the Stammering Intensive Clinics for young people who stammer and the Sign Language Assessment clinic for deaf children and adults.

Who leads the activities?

Each clinical activity is led by specialist, registered Speech and Language Therapist/s who are members of staff within the Language and Communication Science Division, together with other specialist colleagues as appropriate (for example clinical audiologist, clinical linguist, specialist speech and language therapist).

Student speech and language therapists are involved in providing clinical services under the supervision of the relevant specialist Speech and Language Therapist. All students involved in The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre participate as part of their clinical education programme, which contributes to the award of either a BSc or Post-graduate Diploma/MSc in Speech and Language Therapy.

How is The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre to be accessed?

The services offered at The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre are typically 'tertiary' level services, that is, where an individual is referred having already been known to a speech and language therapy service. Several activities occur in collaboration with local speech and language therapy services. However, in keeping with speech and language therapy access policies generally, The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre will consider direct referrals from clients and/or their families and carers.

If you would like to make a direct referral to our services please use the links below to select the correct service and contact details.

Commissioners of speech and language therapy services and other service 'purchasers' with a budget for speech and language therapy are also able to secure The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre services for individuals or groups within their area of responsibility.

Speech and language therapy services wishing to use the consultancy services provided by The Roberta Williams Speech and Language Therapy Centre can enter directly into a consultancy arrangement. For more information, please contact Bernard Camilleri.

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