About Us

Karin Schamroth and team have trained all over the UK since 2008. We run training regularly at the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, London and at The Ear Foundation, Nottingham. We provide bespoke training to your local team (NHS, Council, Independent Practice), school, college, university or Clinical Excellence Network.

Teaching

We train Speech & Language Therapists, Specialist Teachers, Teachers of the Deaf, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, University Students, Communication Support Workers & Learning Support Assistants from Special Schools, Deaf Schools & Bases (oral/aural or signing),

Mainstream schools & 18-25 Colleges.

Contact Us

For further information about smiLE Therapy please  Contact us

Email:

info@smiletherapytraining.com

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About smiLE Therapy

What does smiLE Therapy teach?

smiLE Therapy teaches students:

  • to become actively responsible for their own communication and learning

  • ways to prevent or repair communication breakdown in face-to-face situations

  • a range of strategies to ensure they communicate their message successfully (hierarchy of communication strategies)

  • strategies to clarify information received

  • to self-evaluate

  • to work with their peers in a group and be respectful

  • socially appropriate behaviours eg. greetings, to wait if another person is busy

How does smiLE Therapy work?

  • complex communication skills are broken down into manageable components.

  • component skills are taught explicitly.

  • students are assessed (using camcorder) on how they manage in a specific communication situation. They know what they are aiming for and why. The ‘what’s in it for me’ factor is high.

  • Evidence Based Practice: before/after outcome measures are integral to each module.

  • a student-centered approach ensures that the needs of the pupils determines the pace of the session.

  • component skills are practiced through role play with sufficient time being given for them to become established.

  • supported generalisation of skills are integral to each module.

  • symbols are used to support understanding and literacy.

  • units are AQA Unit Award Scheme accredited.

  • links directly to PSHE curriculum.

  • social appropriacy in a specific situation is highlighted and taught.

  • awareness of hearing cultural norms is taught for deaf/hearing impaired students.

Who is smiLE Therapy for?

smiLE Therapy is for Primary and Secondary aged students, those in Further Education/Colleges and for Adults, who have communication needs due to eg. Deafness/hearing impairment, Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Physical Difficulties, who need to develop skills to be able to communicate effectively face-to-face in everyday situations.

smiLE Therapy was first developed in 2002 specifically to meet the communication needs of Deaf/hearing impaired students. Students who communicate through spoken language only, those who are BSL (British Sign Language) users only, and those who use SSE (Sign Supported English) learn how to communicate to the best of their abilities, using appropriate strategies where necessary to be able to function maximally in the hearing world around them.

Since 2009, Karin Schamroth has worked alongside Speech & Language Therapists and Teaching Staff to successfully deliver smiLE Therapy to students who have communication needs due to their Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Autism or Specific Language Impairment.

Training Dates

  COURSES FOR 2019 :

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training: Day 3 RCSLT, London May 17th 2019      

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training: Day1 RCSLT, London November 14th 2019

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training: Day2 RCSLT, London November 15th 2019    

  COURSES FOR 2020 :

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training: Day 3 RCSLT, London April 24th 2020 

 

  Bespoke smiLE Therapy Day 1 Training:  

  • Manor School, Brent, 6th September 2019

  • City University student SLTs , 13th Sept 2019

  • Phoenix School, Tower Hamlets, 18th Oct 2019

  • Bradford District Care NHS FT ,1st Nov 2019

  • Greenwich&Bexley, Oxleas NHS, 5th Nov 2019

  Bespoke smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training:

  • Islington, Whittington Health, 6/12,9/12 &Jun 2020

​  Bespoke training not open to the public

  

  smiLE Therapy Taster sessions for 2019:

  • London ASD CEN, Friends House, Euston, 1st April 2019

  • City University PostGrad SLTs, 4th April 2019

  • Special Schools CEN, 3rd June 2019

  • London Secondary SLT CEN, RCSLT, 28th June 2019

  • Essex Uni SLTs, 5th July 2019

 

 To book on a training or to arrange bespoke training     at your school or workplace email       info@smiletherapytraining.com  or please contact us