SBT staff get the latest training – and offer it, too!

Shape Coding

The past few weeks have seen SBT’s staff going on several training courses. Catherine attended a two-day course for SLTs on how to run fluency groups using the Swindon model at The Swindon Centre at the end of October. We’re very much looking forward to Catherine sharing what she’s learnt with the team!

Meanwhile, last week, Sally, Rochelle and Michelle attended a course on Shape Coding in Oxted.

Says Michelle: “The Shape Coding Course was a very interesting and engaging learning experience. The course captured many different ways that language disorders present and the variety of ways that the Shape Coding system can help to provide effective support. It was also very interactive; we had many opportunities to have a go at working with the Shape Coding system ourselves. I feel a lot more empowered to incorporate this area of intervention into my caseload, going forward.”

During Half Term, Sarah Buckley delivered another of SBT’s Work Experience workshops. These are designed to help you decide whether a career in speech and language therapy is right for you and increase your readiness to undertake training to become a speech and language therapist.

The response was great, with feedback including “Very informative and enjoyable,” “This has confirmed that this is the career I want,” and “I enjoyed the workshop and look forward to shadowing.”

We’re looking forward to attendees returning to shadow some of our therapists action and to put into practice what they learnt at the workshop.

Thanks to everyone who attended our Work Experience workshop

Attendees at the Work Experience Workshop with SBT’s Shivani Lad (centre)

Thanks to everyone who attended our Work Experience Workshop on March 22. It was great to meet such an enthusiastic group, aspiring to study and work in speech and language therapy.

Feedback from attendees included:

“Very informative and interesting”

“Very well presented and easy to engage with”

We look forward to you joining us again to observe an SBT team member in school.

Join our work experience workshop on 22nd March

Karyn Cecchini and Shivani Lad at the Work Experience workshop

On 22nd March, between 2:00pm-3:30pm, we will be running an interactive workshop for those planning to apply for a speech and language therapy course or are curious about the profession and want to know more.

The workshop will give you an insight into the role of a speech and language therapist, and you will get the opportunity to shadow an SBT therapist in either a school or at our clinic.

The workshop will cover:

  • Misconceptions about speech and language therapy
  • The different layers of language and communication
  • Common strategies and techniques speech therapists use
  • How to apply techniques, using real-life case studies

The workshop will be held at our office in Bromley and will cost only £30 per person:

For more information or to book, email: [email protected]

Dates announced for work experience interactive workshops

We will be running interactive workshops for those individuals who are planning to apply for a speech and language therapy course or are curious about the profession as a whole and want to know more.

The workshops will be held at our office in Bromley on the following dates at a cost of only £30:

  • 21st September 2018: 2.00-3.30pm
  • 22nd March 2019: 2:00-3.30pm

More details are available here. If you’re interested, please email [email protected]

Placement and Work Experience

Placement and Work Experience

This summer term we have had the pleasure of welcoming two students to our workplace where they have experienced what working in Private Practice looks like.


As part of some Speech and Language Therapy courses, students take part in a block of placement during their studies, in a clinical setting. Over a number of years Sarah Buckley Therapies has offered placement opportunities to students from UCL and City Universities and this year we welcomed Holli, SLT student from City University.

This is what Holli had to say about her experience with us:

“I am thoroughly enjoying my time working with the team at Sarah Buckley Therapies; the ongoing support and enthusiasm has developed my confidence as a soon to qualify Speech and Language Therapist, by increasing my independence and autonomy when delivering therapy and administering assessment. The support and advice I have gained from my Practice Educators has been invaluable, and I feel lucky to have shared my last placement as a student SLT with such an encouraging and collaborative team.”

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