Friday, December 21, 2012
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Edit Walsh
21 Dec 2012
03:13 AM

21 DEC 2012

It is only a few days until Christmas and I am sure every one of you has bought all the gifts, managed to get your Christmas food shopping organised and sent the cards to your friends and family. All you need to do now is sit back and enjoy the festive season. wink Here in CLAPA Office we are all geared up for the festivities. The Office is decorated in tinsel and we have our silly hats on. We celebrated the upcoming holidays with a Christmas lunch down…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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Anna Martindale
19 Dec 2012
01:24 AM

Cambodia: Week Thirteen

Our final week working in Cambodia.

Each year, the speech and language therapists from the City University voluntary project, evaluate what progress has been made in each of the settings they work in and consider the best ways to continue to provide sustainable input in future years. Part of this week was spent documenting our findings and recommendations in the form of a final report. This will be read by the heads of department in each of the settings we have worked in, as well as by a committee of speech and language therapists based in the UK, who…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Anna Martindale
11 Dec 2012
08:33 AM

Cambodia: Week Twelve

Our final week at the National Paediatric Hospital (NPH) and Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

This week we were very conscious that it was our last opportunity to consolidate the new skills the Speech Advisors at both settings have learnt during our time in Phnom Penh. More than ever, it was really important that we took a back seat during sessions and let Alin and Samnang take the lead.

With Samnang, the focus was on building his confidence in recording clinical notes. At the CSC, all medical notes are recorded in…

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Thursday, December 06, 2012
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Edit Walsh
06 Dec 2012
06:36 AM

07 DEC 2012

What a little star Archie, the youngest member of CLAPA Children and Young People Council, is! He went live on the BBC Radio London Children in Need Appeal program and he talked about his cleft, CLAPA and the Council meetings. When asked what it is like having a cleft lip and palate, he said that he didn't know as he didn't know what is was like not having one. What a brilliant & smart answer. If you ever wondered what the council is all about, now the secret is out: lots of fun and…

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
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Anna Martindale
05 Dec 2012
05:19 AM

Cambodia: Weeks Ten and Eleven

In week 10, we finalised the new Khmer Infant Speech Screen for the Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), a result of both Samnang’s and our own work and many hours trying to get our heads around the Khmer (Cambodia’s language) sound inventory. The idea to create a new screen came from Samnang, who identified a need for something more fun and engaging for young children who come for speech assessments. The flip book has a selection of cartoon pictures which Samnang will look through with the children, with the hope that they will name some…

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