Click here to watch a PowerPoint presentation about the work of CTI. We encourage the use of this especially in student SLT groups in the UK so that graduating students know more about what we do.

Further resources

Let’s Communicate: a handbook for people working with children with communication disorder.

The African Connections Project website. Resources for professionals working in Africa and a database of contacts.

The Importance of Speech, Language and Communication to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Summary of Evidence. A document from the International Communication Project which contains an evidence base for the relationship between communication disability and sustainable development goals. 

Children for Health. Free resources to support child health and nutrition.

Toolkit for effective partnership collaboration produced by THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust)

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health Annual Report 2013

Improving Health at Home and Abroad – how overseas volunteering from the NHS benefits the UK and  the world

Launching the SLT profession in Uganda in 2010

Global Health CPD Toolkit for reflecting on how volunteering overseas can benefit the NHS once volunteers return home.

The November 2016 edition of Speech Pathology Australia’s Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology: “Creating Sustainable Services: Minority World SLPs in Majority World Contexts”

The Leaders Project was developed in conjunction with Columbia University and aims to support people with communication disabilities in Africa by offering resources e.g. cleft palate speech therapy materials and resources for AAC in a range of languages.

Media links:

The British Academy have a series of online ten minute talks including Tom Shakespeare talking about ‘How disabled people achieve good lives in 3 African countries

Linking communication disability, human rights, dignity, and equity, through social protection

Are you interested in the wider impacts of communciation disability on children and families in LMICs, and what can be done to improve their life chances in the most dignified and equitable way? Read how one of our committee members, Helen, spoke at the UNICEF/ODI Universal Child Grants Conferene in Geneva (Feb 2019) on a panel on child disbaility ebnefits, organised by Development Pathways, on the situation of children with complex disabilities and their families in Rwanda. Helen advocated for a child didsbaility benefit in addition to a universal child benefit, so that families can meet the additional financial burdens experiencced as a direct consequece of disability. Read a blog post here from Alexandra Barrantes, the panel chair.

Working with refugees with communication disability in Rwanda

Watch a short video of CTI’s chair, Julie Marshall, talking about her work with UNHCR Rwanda and Communicability Global, on access to sexual and reproductive health education (SRHE) and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention services for refugees with communication disability.

Listen to a podcast from Oxford University on the vulnerability of refugees with communication disability to sexual and gender-based violence here

Understanding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against refugees with a communication disability, in Rwanda. 45 minutes seminar presented by Julie Marshall and Helen Barrett at MMU in September 2017. Open access literature review on the same topic available here

Working in LMICs

Collaboration to develop services for people with communication disabilities: video presentation from Communication Disabilities in East Africa conference, July 2018

Our very own committee member Julie Marshall talking about MDT working in under-resourced settings (35 minute video from ADAPT conference, 2016):

A Day in the Life of a SLT in Kenya David Rochus at MMU SLT Society