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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 BSc, MSci and MSc Speech and Language Therapy students from the University of Reading. As we continue to develop this website, please contact Allie 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. Both Sherifah and Julie can be contacted on or 0118 378 4696.


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

Schedule of Placements October 2019 - September 2020

Clinical Tutors

 Name Telephone Email Availability 

Allie Biddle

Clinical Coordinator

0118 378 4687 Monday - Friday
Fiona Baillie 0118 378 4687 Tuesday, Wednesday
Alison Cox 0118 378 4687 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sara Fincham-Majumdar 0118 378 4687 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Nika Dehghan 0118 378 4687 Monday, Thursday, Friday
Melissa Loucas 0118 378 4687 Thursday
Helen Marlow 0118 378 4687 Tuesday, Thursday
Kate Munro 0118 378 4687 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday PM
Afshan O'Sullivan 0118 378 4687 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Katherine Pritchard 0118 378 4687 Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Theo Read 0118 378 4687 Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Placement Offer Forms 2019-2020

Adult Placements

Adult Weekly Placement Form

Adult Easter-May Block Form 2020

Adult Summer Block Form 2020

Paediatric Placements

Paediatric Weekly Placement Form

Paediatric Easter-May Block Form 2020

Paediatric Summer Block Form 2020

Observation  Summer Placement 2020

Paediatric and Adult Summer Form 2020

Clinical Placement Handbooks 2019-2020

Placement Educator Training


Wednesday 22 April

Full day (09:30-16:00) at University of Reading

New educators - Adult and Paediatric

Download: New Placement Educator Booking Form


Thursday 23 April

Half day (13:00-16:30) at University of Reading

Experienced educators - Adult and Paediatric

Download: Experienced Placement Educator Booking Form


Clinical Report Forms

Please complete the clinical report forms based on the evidence you have available from the number of days you managed to complete. If you have the time, please discuss the report form with the student by phonein lieu of the final placement discussion, before sending it in.

Please identify in the 'Any additional comments' section.

• I was able/unable to discuss the final report with my student

• Over the last few days of the placements I was expecting to see further development in........


Undergraduate 4 Year Course

2 MSci Weekly

3 MSci Weekly

4 BSc Weekly

Postgraduate 2 Year Course

2 MSc Weekly

2MSc Easter/May Block Form

Professionalism Forms

Undergraduate 4 Year Course

2 MSci

3 MSci

4 BSc

Postgraduate 2 Year Course

1 MSc

2 MSc

Placement Educator Resources

Being a Clinical Examiner

2020 Finalist BSc and MSc Clinical exams

If you have a minimum of 4 years' experience having University of Reading students on clinical placement and have attended experienced placement educator training in the last 3 years you are ready to be a clinical examiner.

We are looking for our Placement Educators to examine alongside the University Speech and Language Therapists. Written documentation about the exam process is provided prior to the exam and training is provided on the day of the exam, alongside the University examiners. We will cover your travel expenses and lunch and refreshments are also provided.


BSc Unseen Video Exams

We are looking for examiners on the following dates:

 Wednesday 13th May 2020  09.30 - 4.30pm  Paediatric
 Thursday 14th May 2020  09.30 - 4.30pm  Adult
 Wednesday 20th May 2020  09.30 - 4.30pm  Adult
 Thursday 21st May 2020  09.30 - 4.30pm  Paediatric

MSc Unseen Video Exams

We are looking for examiners on the following dates:

 Wednesday 10th June 2020  09.30 - 4.30pm  Adult
 Thursday 11th June 2020   09.30 - 4.30pm  Paediatric


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

Reading List

SLT Service Induction Packs

Above and Beyond Recognition for Placement Educators

 Click to submit a *Nomination

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