About Us

Karin Schamroth works with deaf babies, pre-schoolers, primary and secondary aged students for Whittington Health (Haringey, North London). She graduated with a BSc from Manchester University in 1984, and taught English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) for 4 years. She qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1990 from City University. She has worked with Deaf/hearing impaired children for 26 years, in a range of setting – units in mainstream schools (both Total Communication and Oral) and Deaf Schools (Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, and currently Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Pupils, Haringey, London). Her background in TEFL teaching, with its structured test-teach-test communicative approach, was invaluable in the development of smiLE. In addition, she was trained by Jenny Mosley, at the first Quality Circle Time for Secondary aged pupils in 2002. This has had a significant influence on the group respect principles used in delivering smiLE Therapy. She was advisor for three MSc projects at City University on the effectiveness of the smiLE approach – Alton (2008), Lawlor (2009), Curtin (2018) and supported G. Medone with her MEd project at Birmingham University, School of Education, on the Assessing smiLE Therapy’s relevance to young people with autism, unpublished (2015). She is currently clinical supervisor for a Clinical Doctorate Research Fellow (NIHR).

Karin has trained Speech and Language Therapists, Teachers of the Deaf, Special Needs Teachers, Mainstream Teachers, SENCOs, Occupational Therapists, Communication Support Workers and Special Needs Assistants, to use smiLE Therapy since 2008. Karin, together with Emma Lawlor, wrote the first smiLE Therapy book, published in October 2015 by Routledge Publishing

 NEW SHORT COURSES FOR 2022

 DAY ONE REFRESHER ONLINE : For post Day One trained   Practitioners who would like a refresher 

  • 25.01.22 from 9-12 online. Cost £45. Email us to book.

  • 23.02.22 from 9-12 online. Cost £45. Email us to book.

  • 15.03.22 from 9-12 online. Cost £45. Email us to book.

 POST DAY THREE REFRESHER ONLINE : For post Day Three trained Practitioners who would like a refresher 

  • 31.03.22 from 9-12 online. Cost £45. Email us to book.

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NEW free CPD for post-Day 3 smiLErs

Q&A sharing practice: Join us to ask questions, solve problems & innovate on your smiLE Therapy journey. 

  • 19.01.22 from 3-5pm online. Email us to register.

  • 26.04.22 from 3-5pm online. Email us to register

Running smiLE Therapy parent workshops: Learn how to run parent workshops for maximum impact. 

  • 08.03.22 from 3.30-5pm online. Email us to register.

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COURSES FOR AUTUMN 2021 ONLINE ​ 

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training ONLINE:

       Day1 NOV 11th & 12th (mornings only) 2021

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training ONLINE:

       Day2 NOV 15th & 16th (mornings only) 2021

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training ONLINE:   

       Day3 DEC 9th & 10th (mornings only)

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COURSES FOR SPRING 2022 ONLINE ​ 

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training ONLINE:

       Day1 FEB 3 & 4 (mornings only 9-12) 2022

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training ONLINE:

       Day2 FEB 7 & 8 (mornings only 9-12) 2022

  • smiLE Therapy Practitioner Training ONLINE:   

       Day3 MARCH 24 & 25 (mornings only 9-12) 

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   smiLE Therapy free 1 hour 'Taster sessions' for 2021

  • Cambridge EAR CEN, Tues 23rd Feb 2021 online

  • Birmingham Uni, Dept. of Education, 11th March online

  • NW CEN Deafness, Wed 17th March 2021 online

  • The Highland Council, 9th June 2021 online

  • University College London, Psychology and Language Sciences, 17th June 2021 online

  2021 BESPOKE smiLE Therapy Training 

  • 21 Together Charity, 19th June 2021

  • Homerton Uni Hosp&Hackney Ed,14th & 15th October 2021

  • Oxleas NHS Trust, 25&26 November 2021

  

   Bespoke training not open to the public

 Email us: info@smiletherapytraining.com

 to book training, arrange bespoke training at your 

 workplace or to arrange a free taster for your CEN/Uni