Clinical Language Sciences

Students in clinic roomThe Department of Clinical Language Sciences provides high-quality education for students wishing to enter the speech and language therapy profession and for students entering research training in language sciences. We are dedicated to research and teaching in the area of typical and atypical speech and language acquisition and in acquired speech and language disorders.

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences was formed in August 2005 following the reorganisation of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the University. Our Department is housed in a purpose-designed building with excellent research facilities. These include laboratories, a purpose built high quality speech booth and a brand new suite of clinical rooms with excellent observation facilities and audio-visual recording equipment.

In the 2005 major review of health care teaching at Reading, speech and language therapy teaching was awarded confidence and commendations in all three areas of the Quality of Learning Opportunities.

Read about our Speech and Language Therapy Clinic and other facilities.

BSc Speech and Language Therapy student presented dissertation project to the Adult Speech and Language Therapy team

In May, one of our final year BSc Speech and Language Therapy students, N123atasha Ross, presented her dissertation project to the Adult Speech and Language Therapy team who work at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. She completed a review of the swallowing service offered to Head and Neck patients by the team. As well as presenting the results to the team, a copy of the dissertation will go back to the team to support their service development. The project was supervised by Dr. Lotte Meteyard at Reading, working with Susan Willows and Caroline Parry, who run the Head and Neck SLT service at the hospital. The photo shows Natasha with Susan and Caroline, after she completed her presentation. Well done Natasha!


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