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Speech and Language Therapy clinical placements

Welcome to our Clinical Placements' website. Thank you for your involvement in the placement education of the MSci and MSc Speech and Language Therapy students from the University of Reading. As we continue to develop this website, please contact Allie Biddle a.biddle@reading.ac.uk for suggestions of things to include.

"All students will be made to feel welcome on placements and will be treated with fairness and respect, irrespective of race, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, health status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion and belief. We want placement experiences to be safe and positive for students, staff and clients. If you have any placement adjustments related to health or disability, or concerns about the placement, please discuss these with your placement educator at the earliest opportunity. Any information disclosed will be treated in strictest confidence. We look forward to having you on placement."

- Clinical Placement Providers


SLT placement administrators

Sherifah Al-Katib and Julie Hankinson are our placement administrators. Joint email contact -  sltplacements@reading.ac.uk. Telephone: Sherifah (0118 378 6659) and Julie (0118 378 3355).


 

Here's what our students had to say about their placement:

"I would just like to thank you once again for an incredible 8 weeks of placement. I have had the opportunity to see so much progress of my clinical skills within such a short period of time. Receiving feedback from the both of you and positive comments from parents has motivated me to continue to work hard."

"I was able to be independent and take on my own case load to work through. I had clear tasks for each day which I was able to manage myself. The communication in the team was admirable and each team member strove to make each decision on behalf of everybody concerned."

"Both (SLTs) Theresa and Chloe were great at explaining to me what they were doing, why they were doing it and answering my questions. They also kept me on my toes by asking questions back!".

Here's what a couple of our educators concluded about their students:

"...was overall an excellent student who showed high levels of professionalism, sound knowledge and therapeutic skills and a good level of independence. She made excellent working relationships with both clients and professionals and fitted well into clinic and was a pleasure to work with."

"...worked very hard and took positive and negative criticism well. She had a good work ethic and always prepared the actions that we'd discussed the previous week."

"H has done really well attending a meeting with professionals and the family and the support workers of a client of ours. H was really confident in the meeting and was very supportive to the carers who wanted to provide the best of care".

"(She) has been an absolute pleasure to have as a student. I am currently short staffed by 1 wte.. (She) is working at the level of a qualified SLT due to her confidence and ability to work under guidance. She has made resources, picks up suggestions for therapy quickly and is calm and confident when with patients." 

Schedule of Clinical Placements

This schedule is correct at the time of writing (24 November 2020) but may be subject to change as current government guidelines are updated.

Schedule of Placements October 2020 - September 2021

Clinical Tutors

 Name Telephone Email Availability 

Allie Biddle

Clinical Coordinator

0118 378 4687 a.biddle@reading.ac.uk Monday - Friday
Fiona Baillie 0118 378 3346 f.baillie@reading.ac.uk Tuesday, Wednesday
Sara Fincham-Majumdar 0118 378 3352 s.c.finchammajumdar@reading.ac.uk Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Nika Dehghan 0118 378 3384 n.dehghan@reading.ac.uk Monday, Thursday, Friday
Melissa Loucas 0118 378 3361 m.j.loucas@reading.ac.uk Thursday
Helen Marlow 0118 378 3363 h.marlow@reading.ac.uk Tuesday, Thursday
Kate Munro 0118 378 3366 c.a.munro@reading.ac.uk Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday PM
Afshan O'Sullivan 0118 378 3367 a.j.osullivan@reading.ac.uk Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Katherine Pritchard 0118 378 3370 k.a.pritchard@reading.ac.uk Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Theo Read 0118 378 3737 t.e.read@reading.ac.uk Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Placement Offer Forms 2020-2021

Adult Placements

Adult Weekly Form 2020:

For reference weekly placements for the Spring term will begin from 18 January 2021 - 26 March 2021.

https://reading.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sa-weekly-placements-adult-spring-2021-copy

Paediatric Placements

Paediatric Weekly Form 2020:

For reference weekly placements for the Spring term will begin from 18 January 2021 - 26 March 2021.

https://reading.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sa-weekly-placements-paediatric-spring-2021-copy

Observation  Placement

Clinical Placement Handbooks 2020-2021

MSci and MSc Handbook for Placement Educators

NEW Placement Educator Training

Dates:

Wednesday 16 December 2020 - 9.30am - 1.30pm

https://reading.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sa-placement-educator-training-2020-21-new-educators--2

We have adapted the New Placement Educator training to be delivered online in order to maintain everyone's safety during the current Covid'19 situation. The training is a full day, however we appreciate this may be too long to sit and focus on a screen for; we have therefore split the training into 2 sections. The first half of the training will be sent to you via email once you have signed up. This pre-course requisite will include a few pre-recorded presentations and activities to help you prepare for the half day face to face session before attending. This will allow you to complete the first part of the training day in your own time, when it best suits you; you need to allow at least 2-3 hours to work through this material, this must be completed before you attend the training day. We have scheduled the synchronized half of the training as a 3.5 hour session, this will include live teaching, opportunity to ask questions, discussions and group work. We will be using an online platform called Blackboard Collaborative Ultra.

Experienced pLACEMENT Educator Training

Dates: Thursday 7 January 2021 - 1pm to 4.30pm.

https://reading.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sa-placement-educator-training-2020-21-experienced-educa

We have adapted the Experienced Placement Educator training to be delivered online in order to maintain everyone's safety during the current Covid'19 situation. The training is for half a day (usually 1pm-4.30pm) but this may be subject to change. We will be using an online platform called Blackboard Collaborative Ultra.

Clinical Report Forms

Undergraduate 4 Year Course

4 MSci Weekly 2020-21

Postgraduate 2 Year Course

2 MSc Weekly 2020-21

Professionalism Forms

Undergraduate 4 Year Course

2 MSci

3 MSci

4 MSci

Postgraduate 2 Year Course

1 MSc

2 MSc

Placement Educator Resources

Being a Clinical Examiner

We Will be looking for examiners to join us in May/June 2021 - watch this space.

Comments from Clinical Examiners from practice

"I really enjoyed the day; it was full on but very interesting day. I was very pleased to be paired with an experienced Uni examiner."

"I really enjoyed the experience of being a clinical examiner. It was inspiring to meet the next cohort of speech and language therapists and to see how much knowledge and enthusiasm they have. It was also a great opportunity to meet new people and reflect on my own practice."

If you would like any further information or would like to put your name forward to be a clinical examiner then please contact Allie Biddle on 0118 3784687 or by email at a.biddle@reading.ac.uk.

Reading List

SLT Service Induction Packs

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Adult Induction Pack

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Paediatric Induction Pack

Above and Beyond Recognition for Placement Educators

 Click to submit a *Nomination

Information/advice for staff and students engaging with online speech and language therapy sessions

Online working guide for SLT clinic during COVID-19 pandemic

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