Thinking for Speaking

Speakers: Maria Black, Lucy Dipper
Date: 24 July 2002

Course reference number: SLT 4
Cost: £85

About the course
This day will introduce participants to current thinking about consciousness, thought and language and the way these phenomena interact in everyday communication activities. Using examples from everyday experience the day will explore ways in which thought and access to thought may become trapped or available in relation to language abilities. The impact of aphasia on the ability to structure and anchor thinking for language will be explored. The complex interrelationship between language, thought and finding a ‘voice’ to express personhood and identity will also be explored. Through insider accounts of aphasia and new ventures in therapy the day will describe practical examples of activities that support the development of language, thinking and self.

Who is the course for?
This day is aimed at practicing Speech and Language Therapists or researchers interested in understanding the impact of acquired language impairment on communication and self-expression.

What will you get from attending the course
By the end of the day you will have:

  • An understanding of current theories of consciousness, thought and language
  • An understanding of the ways language underpins and anchors thinking and the expression of consciousness
  • Increased understanding of the insider experience of linking thought, language and personhood
  • Practical ideas for assessing the components and impact of impaired thinking for speaking
  • Practical therapy ideas for developing strategies that support thinking for speaking for people with aphasia

Other information

  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided
  • All course materials provided
  • Course times 10.00- 4.30pm


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