‘Foundations of Neurology’ for Adult Speech and Language Therapists-2019

This course is tailored to meet the needs of both undergraduate and newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists either working, or aiming to work, with the adult neurological population.
Background
Increasingly sophisticated medical and surgical treatments are prolonging life and increasing life-expectancy of the population living with both acute and progressive neurological conditions. We are consequently required to meet the needs of an increasingly complex adult caseload with a broad range of neurological disorders.
There is a need for a thorough grounding in ‘the science’ behind acute and chronic neurological conditions. Taking a hypothesis-testing approach to neurology allows us to underpin the nature of presenting disorders and possible SLT interventions.

The Course
The team at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery have brought together key speakers from the field of neurosciences to provide a two-day programme tailored specifically for Speech and Language Therapists covering the following:
Day One: The Brain
• Brain imaging and its relationship with clinical presentations
• Principles of neuroplasticity in SLT rehabilitation
• Neuro-pathophysiology in the selection of therapy treatments
• Hypothesis testing in SLT neurological assessment
Day Two: The Brainstem, Cerebellum and Peripheral nervous system
• Cranial nerve assessment and its implications
• Movement disorders: SLT role in diagnosis and management
• Differential diagnosis in SLT assessment and treatment planning
• Understanding central deficits in peripheral nervous system diseases
The agenda will be supported fully by practical case examples and patient case-studies. There will be opportunities for open dialogue with speakers and time to network with colleagues working with similar neurological conditions.
Suitable for mid - final year SLT students or SLTs in early-mid years of working in adult neurology.

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‘Foundations of Neurology’ for Adult Speech and Language Therapists

‘Foundations of Neurology’ for Adult Speech and Language Therapists-2019

This course is tailored to meet the needs of both undergraduate and newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists either working, or aiming to w

18/07/2019 - 19/07/2019
08:45 - 17:30
‘Foundations of Neurology’ for Adult Speech and Language Therapists-2019

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Course Details

Tutor: Claire Farrington-Douglass and Jodi Allan
Contact: Alkida Domi
Tel: 020 3448 3476
Email: a.domi@nhs.net
Venue:
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
33 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG