Why I’m organising this conference and why I think it’s important to you as a parent or professionalPosted in Events, Towards a Positive Future Conference on 08/13/2011 01:03 am by Janet
After 12 years working in the NHS as a Speech and Language Therapist, I started Wordswell, an independent speech and language therapy clinic, in 1997 and have met many inspirational families and children. Every one of whom has taught me about individual differences, how children learn, and how to communicate better.
Inspiration for my book and this conference have come from my work as an Expert Speech and Language Therapy Witness but also the carer of a child with a life-threatening medical condition and special educational needs.
Governments monitor the outcomes of the processes but not the emotional impact, or the stress, or even the educational outcome. This conference will focus on what we know works and how this can continue to work whatever the future political or legal system we find ourselves under in the coming months and years.
The Big Society is a mind shift for many of us but by working together and networking we can continue to make a positive difference to all those we come into contact with on a daily basis.