Ms Miriam Seifert, BSc (Hons)
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
I completed the BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy at Plymouth Marjon University in 2012. Since then, I have lived in Bristol where I worked in the community service until 2019. During this time, I completed the MSc in Speech and Cleft Palate at the University of Sheffield, co-chaired the South West Speech CEN, worked in the South West Cleft Palate Service covering maternity leave and worked on various projects with the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (BSLTRU). I am now directly employed by BSLTRU and am continuing my work with the cleft palate service.
My work at BSLTRU has been varied. I have been in involved in the Cleft Collective Cohort Study where we are analysing the babble of 13 month old babies born with a cleft lip and/or palate using a method called Time Stamper. I have also been working with Therapy Box on The Language Explorer app, which is a tool to assist speech and language therapists to evaluate children’s language through story re-tell.
Clinicians’ views on EBP and CPD in relation to intervention for children with speech difficulties
Seifert, M., Morgan, L., Gibbin, S., and Wren, Y. (2019). An alternative approach to measuring reliability of transcription in children’s speech samples: extending the concept of near functional equivalence. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/502324