Regional CEN Informations

All Wales Speech Sound CEN

Contact email address: 

allwalesspeechsoundcen@gmail.com

Child Speech Disorder Research Network representative on CEN:

No information provided

Key information:    

  • Frequency: AGM once a year; Study days twice a year; Working group/committee meetings may happen more regularly if undertaking a project                             
  • Duration of events: 1 day    
  • Location: Online                                            
  • Means of communication: email / basecamp / Teams      

Membership information:  

Annual membership fee = £15. Open to SLTs across the UK.   

Events offered:

Study days twice a year (for example, NDP3 training 2021; Core Vocabulary Training 2022)                            

Costs:

Membership = £15/year

Study day costs vary but usually £20-£30 for members                   

Organisation:         

No details provided                            

Recent / forthcoming topics and speakers:

Core Vocabulary Therapy for Inconsistent Phonological Disorder by Dr Jan Broomfield – 26/10/2022 and 27/10/2022 (Online)

Key projects:     

All Wales Speech Sound Pathway and User Guide. Last updated 2019. Currently working on further update within CEN working group/committee.                  

Shareable resources:     

All Wales Speech Sound Pathway and User Guide             

Online presence with links:

N/A

RCSLT link:

https://www.rcslt.org/members/get-involved/clinical-excellence-networks#section-2  

 

Midlands Speech Sound Disorder CEN (England)

Contact email address: 

charlie.ayling@nhs.net

Child Speech Disorder Research Network representative on CEN:

Emma Pagnamenta

Key information:    

  • Frequency: 3 x year
  • Duration of events: Approx. 2 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Means of communication: email list

Membership information:  

The CEN is open to all. Membership is £20 annually and members are able to attend meetings for free. SLTs do not need to be a member to sign up to the mailing list. It is also possible to pay for specific meetings and attend as a non-member. 

Events offered:

None at present                       

Costs:

Membership: £20

£5 per meeting for non-members, CPD events with certain speakers may require a supplement.                  

Organisation:         

There is a CEN committee which anyone is welcome to join. Committee members are nominated for specific roles at the AGM.                       

Recent / forthcoming topics and speakers:

None at present

Key projects:     

None at present

Shareable resources:     

Recordings/handouts from past events are available to members           

Online presence with links:

  • Twitter: @SSDmidlandsCEN
  • Facebook: Midlands Speech Sound Disorder CEN

RCSLT link:

https://www.rcslt.org/members/get-involved/clinical-excellence-networks#section-2  

Older Children, Young People and Adults with Developmental SLCN

Contact email address: 

Gillian.earl@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk (membership secretary)

v.joffe@essex.ac.uk (chair)

Child Speech Disorder Research Network representative on CEN:

N/A

Key information:    

  • Frequency: approximately annually                
  • Duration of events: 1 day    
  • Location: various locations, hybrid meetings to allow virtual access
  • Means of communication: RCSLT basecamp

Membership information:  

SLTs and non-SLTs with an interest in developmental SLCN in older children, young people and adults

Members are invited to post comments via RCSLT basecamp, share information and attend meetings as they wish. 

Events offered:

Annual hybrid event – various short presentations on topics decided in advance around a shared theme – speech sound disorders may feature but are not generally the primary focus.     

Costs:

Membership is free and involves joining Basecamp.

Small administrative cost for those who attend events in person               

Organisation:         

N/A                 

Recent / forthcoming topics and speakers:

January 2022: SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH, PRACTICE, AND INNOVATION IN WORKING WITH OLDER CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS WITH SLCN with speakers including: Liz Wood, Melanie Cross, Jan Wood, Ros Merrick and Rachel Sievers

No information on forthcoming events currently available.

Key projects:     

Raising awareness of the needs of older children, young people and adults with SLCN.           

Shareable resources:     

Various – available on RCSLT basecamp   

Online presence with links:

N/A

RCSLT link:

https://www.rcslt.org/members/get-involved/clinical-excellence-networks#section-2  

Speech CEN: North East (England): SCENNE

Contact email address: 

speechcen@gmail.com

Child Speech Disorder Research Network representative on CEN:

Jan Broomfield

Key information:    

  • Frequency: 3 x year, 1 per school term
  • Duration of events: Full day
  • Location: Online / Glebe Centre (SR7 9BX) / other on occasion
  • Means of communication: Email; RCSLT Bulletin

Membership information:  

  • Membership gives access to 2 member-only study days at no cost
  • And one training day at reduced cost per year
  • Membership year: September to August
  • Membership applications are open June to August
  • We have over 50 members from North East England, North West England and further afield

Events offered:

  • Study days usually internal, training / workshop / info share
  • Training days are led by an external speaker
  • Training days are open to non-members if space allows             

Costs:

  • Membership: usually £20
  • Cost of annual training day varies depending on necessary expenditure such as speaker, venue & catering costs as need. Usually maximum of £40, with reduced cost for members 

Organisation:         

  • Membership committee, comprising
    • Rep from each organisation across the region (7)
    • Rep from the North West
    • Rep for ‘out of area’ members
    • Rep for Independent practice     

Recent / forthcoming topics and speakers:

  • Inconsistent Phonological Disorder and Core Vocabulary Intervention; Dr Jan Broomfield
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme; Dr Pam Williams
  • ReST; Dr Tricia McCabe
  • Working with Vowel Disorder; Dr Sally Bates

Key projects:     

N/A                

Shareable resources:     

Currently unavailable

Online presence with links:

N/A

RCSLT link:

https://www.rcslt.org/members/get-involved/clinical-excellence-networks#section-2  

Northern Ireland SSD CEN

Contact email address: 

linda.mulgrew@southerntrust.hscni.net (Chair) 

edyth.haddock@southerntrust.hscni.net (Secretary)

Child Speech Disorder Research Network representative on CEN:

Jill Titterington

Key information:    

  • Frequency: 2 events per year (Spring and Autumn) 
  • Location: Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Co. Derry
  • Means of communication: Email circulation list

Membership information:  

CEN events are open to all.   

The membership process is currently under review.   

Events offered:

None at present                       

Costs:

Costs are dependent on venue/speaker but are generally kept to a minimum as many SLTs are self-funding.   

Organisation:         

There is a CEN Committee which consists of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer plus Honorary Chair Jill Titterington. Posts are held for a 2 year period.                        

Recent / forthcoming topics and speakers:

None at present

Key projects:     

None at present

Shareable resources:     

None at present          

Online presence with links:

None at present

RCSLT link:

 

https://www.rcslt.org/members/get-involved/clinical-excellence-networks#section-2   

Specific Speech Impairment South West CEN (England)

Contact email address: 

Jo.Lamb@gov.gg

Child Speech Disorder Research Network representative on CEN:

Yvonne Wren

Key information:    

  • Frequency: 1 x year
  • Duration of events: Half day/full day
  • Location: Online
  • Means of communication: Email list

Membership information:  

The CEN is open to all. There is no membership fee, but costs may be requested for events to cover speakers costs. The aims of the CEN are:

  • To focus on SLT Services to children with specific speech impairment
  • To provide mutual support, help and encouragement to all members
  • To exchange ideas and information
  • To discuss policy with regard to working with children with specific speech impairment
  • To create more interest in, and knowledge of SLTs role with children with specific speech impairment
  • To improve multi-disciplinary communication and understanding of children with specific speech impairment
  • To promote and participate in projects linked to the welfare and treatment of children with specific speech impairment
  • To raise awareness of all aspects of children with specific speech impairment
  • To liaise with RCSLT Advisors

Events offered:

None at present                       

Costs:

No information at present                   

Organisation:         

The CEN is currently running with a small committee:

  • Chair – Jo Lamb
  • Assistant Chair – Alex Tolley
  • Secretary – vacant
  • Treasurer – Henrietta McLaughlin                       

Recent / forthcoming topics and speakers:

None at present

Key projects:

None at present

Shareable resources:     

None at present

Online presence with links:

None at present

RCSLT link:

None at present