BLADES Language Therapy

Mrs Mellanie Sherwood, MSPA CPSP

SA BLADES Language Therapy

Workshop summary

This workshop includes information on normal development (grammar, semantics and pragmatics) and language therapy for children with a language age of 2 to 5 years.  Practical ideas for activities, strategies and working with parents will be discussed.  The workshop is illustrated with video clips of children undergoing therapy.

Learning objectives

Blades is a framework for language therapy.  It is based on the Bristol Language Study, a large and powerful study of typical language development from 2-5 years.  Information from more recent projects has been added.  Five stages of intervention are presented, along with suggested goals and strategies for each stage.

Learning objectives include:
- Developing familiarity with the semantics and pragmatics sections of the Bristol study
- Using this information to plan and implement informal language assessments and select appropriate goals
- Developing strategies to effect change in the language of children


Who should attend?

Registrants must be speech pathologists.
Speech Pathology students who have undertaken relevant lectures/coursework/clinical placements in paediatric language are welcome to attend.
This workshop has been presented many times since 2008 but was completely revamped in 2013.

Before the workshop
Participants are not required to bring anything to the event. All materials are provided.

Workshop Details

Two day workshop in Adelaide on Thursday 14 May and Friday 15 May 2020 
8.45 am registration for a 9.15 am start, concludes at 4.45pm


If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, please contact Airlie Smith, CPD Coordinator

If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office or 1300 368 835.

14/05/2020 9:15 AM - 15/05/2020 4:45 PM
Education Development Centre 4 Milner Street HINDMARSH SA 5007
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Registration Fees

Registration categoriesFee
SPA Certified Practising, Non Certified or Re-entry Members$544.00
SPA Non Practising or Full-time Postgraduate Student Member$360.00
SPA Student Member$272.00
Non Member$1,088.00
Early Bird closing date is 1 month before the event. After this date an additional $99 registration fee applies.
In proceeding with your registration you agree to the SPA CPD Branch Terms and Conditions.