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Dr Steve Davis OBE speaks at UCS Study Day

A Study Day held in March 2009 at the UCS was attended by 24 SLT’s and other health professionals as well as three trustees. Sarah Costelloe, Research Associate at UCS, made a presentation about early childhood dysfluency. She summarised some of the well known research findings and talked about the existing projects at UCS, funded by Dom’s Fund.

Dr SteveDavis,OBE, (pictured above) of University College, London – who was awarded his OBE in the 2009 NewYear Honours list, for his services to children with communication disorders – then presented some of their findings from UCL with older children. Therapists were interested in their new model which shows how you can predict recovery and persistence at 12 years.

In the afternoon there were two workshops – one discussing evidencebased practice, and the other about recognising and supporting pre-school children who stammer – one of which was delivered by Peta Cook, Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Manager for Suffolk PCT.

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