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  • The City Cambodia Project 2017: Week 14

    14 Dec 2017

    Our final week! Speech and language therapy in Cambodia has come a long way since the project started eleven years ago. We are very proud to have participated in the project and done our little bit to improve speech therapy services here. This has been an unforgettable experience! Thank you to all our readers who have followed our journey.

  • The City Cambodia Project 2017: Week 13

    12 Dec 2017

    Our role here is to train and empower others so that they can do the work after we leave, rather than to give children speech therapy. The foundations have now been laid for a full university course in speech and language therapy to develop, giving speech and language therapy more recognition in Cambodia and enabling this profession to grow throughout the country.

  • The City Cambodia Project 2017: Weeks 11 & 12

    8 Dec 2017

    Our role here is to train and empower others so that they can do the work after we leave, rather than to give children speech therapy. It can be tricky sometimes to separate these two things and ensure that we are not simply giving direct therapy, as this is not sustainable.

  • The City Cambodia Project 2017: Weeks 9 & 10

    13 Nov 2017

    Our role here is to train and empower others so that they can do the work after we leave, rather than to give children speech therapy. It can be tricky sometimes to separate these two things and ensure that we are not simply giving direct therapy, as this is not sustainable.

  • The City Cambodia Project 2017: Week 8

    13 Nov 2017

    To see the medical team and speech therapy team working collaboratively to decide on this patient’s care path was really encouraging and a great way to start the week as it shows the increased awareness and recognition speech and language therapy has gained since this project began 11 years ago.

  • The City Cambodia Project 2017: Week 7

    30 Oct 2017

    "On Thursday it was day two of our time on the Smile Cambodia mission. The team were all happy to see us again and had another list of patients for us. Alongside seeing patients in our therapy room, we also visited patients post-surgery on the wards to give advice. The mission made us feel very valued as we really felt that the team were interested in hearing what we had to say."

  • The City Cambodia Project 2017: Week 6

    26 Oct 2017

    In Cambodia there is not a Council that sets standards for things like progress notes and documentation. We realised the full effects of this today when we asked to see the speech notes of a patient who had been to the clinic four times previously. This made the session very difficult as there was no record of previous therapy or the speech sounds being targeted.

  • City Cambodia Project 2017: Weeks 4 & 5

    12 Oct 2017

    On Monday we did our first training session at CSC. We taught Vin about the anatomy and physiology of the speech system. We also began to teach her about speech sound production

  • Otres Beach

    The City Cambodia Project 2017: Weeks 1 – 3

    1 Oct 2017

    Sous-dey from Cambodia! We are Caitlin and Helena and we are Speech and Language Therapists from City, University of London. We represent the cleft team as part of the City-Cambodia Project 2017. We are living and volunteering in various hospitals in Phnom Penh for the next three months.

  • The City Cambodia Project – Week 15

    4 Jan 2017

    We’re so sad to be writing our final blog post after an incredible three and a half months in Cambodia! This week was hectic as we tied up loose ends, wrote our final reports and said goodbye to this vibrant, warm and welcoming city that we have called home for the past few months.