The Department of Communication Disorders - M.A. Program at Hadassah Academic College In collaboration with the School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex is holding an online Narrative Intervention Workshop With Prof. Victoria Joffe, Professor and Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex, UK.
This series of sessions introduces and explores the role of narratives in enhancing language and communication across the curriculum in children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). A critical overview of the evidence base for narrative therapy with children and young people with SLCN will be given. Strategies to facilitate narrative development across abilities and ages will be highlighted.
SESSION 1: Wednesday, September 23rd, 16:30-18:30
Introduction and setting the context of using Narratives. Critical overview of the evidence base for narrative therapy.
SESSIONS 2 and 3: Wednesday, October 14th, 16:30-18:30
Monday, November 2nd, 16:30-18:30
Assessment and Intervention of and through Narratives. Narrative as an outcome measure, focus on effective intervention and strategies to enhance narrative development across abilities and ages.
SESSIONS 4 AND 5: Wednesday, December, 8th, 16:30-18:30
Monday, January, 25th, 15:30-18:30
Practical Research Intervention Exercise. Participants will have the opportunity to plan and prepare their own narrative intervention study suitable for their client needs.
Victoria Joffe has taken up the role of Professor and Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex. She was previously the Academic Director, International and Professor in the Enhancement of Child and Adolescent Language and Learning at City, University of London.
Victoria’s area of clinical and research expertise includes speech, language and communication disorder in children and young people, the interface between education and speech and language therapy collaborative practice and the training of teaching staff, language and literacy development, and evidence-based practice.
Victoria works with various health trusts, education authorities and third sector organizations devising and evaluating research into models of service delivery across the lifespan. She provides training and consultancy to professionals working with children and young people with diverse needs.
She is editor of the journal, Child Language Teaching and Therapy, and acts as a speech and language therapy partner for the Health and Care Professions Council. She has recently completed a 5-year term as trustee for research and development at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and is chair of the RCSLT’s national clinical excellence network for older children and young adults with speech, language and communication needs.
Victoria is currently working on three National Institute Health Research (NIHR)-funded research projects looking into new and innovative interventions for children with social communication disorder, children who stammer and children with Down Syndrome.