About Us

Karin Schamroth is a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist in Deafness, and creator of smiLE Therapy. She worked in the National Health Service in the UK for 30 years. For 20 years, with deaf babies, pre-schoolers, primary and secondary aged students for Whittington Health NHS (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 children & young people, in a range of setting – units in mainstream schools (both Total Communication and Oral) and Deaf Schools (Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, and Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Pupils). 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 in Quality Circle Time. 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at Birmingham University, School of Education, on Assessing smiLE Therapy’s relevance to young people with autism, unpublished (2015).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 now works Independently, developing smiLE Therapy modules with adolescents and young adults and runs the company that trains professionals in smiLE Therapy. 

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

 NEXT DATES in 2022/23

 smiLE Therapy Online Training 

     Day1 MAR   9th & 10th 2023 (mornings only 9-12) 

     Day2 MAR 13th & 14th 2023 (mornings only 9-12)

     Day3 JAN  19th & 20th 2023 (mornings only 9-12) 

     Day3 MAY 18th  & 19th 2023 (mornings only 9-12) 

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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. 

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

  Running smiLE Therapy parent workshops: 

   Learn how to run parent workshops for maximum impact. 

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

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  smiLE Therapy free 1 hour online 'Tasters' for 2022

  • International Taster 24.11.22 @3pm UK time

  • Provide CIC, NHS Essex Taster 23.11.22

  • Hamilton Lodge School Taster 22.11.22

  • The Owl Centre Taster 17.11.22

  • International Taster in Deafness 02.11.22                4pm UK time

  • International Taster in Deafness 18.10.22               5pm UK time

  • South West CEN Deafness 18.10.22

  • East Cheshire NHS 27.09.22

  • Barnet Educational Psychology Team 21.09.22

  • International Taster in Autism 01.09.22

  • East Dunbarton Scottish Sensory Team 24.08.22

  • USA Taster in Deafness 22.08.22

  • Central&NW London NHS 28.06.22

  • City University 21.06.22

  • University College London, Psychology and Language Sciences, 16.06.22

  • NELFT NHS Trust, 15.06.22

  • Northern Ireland CEN Deafness 15.06.22

  • Guernsey Island NHS 26.05.22

  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust 16.05.22

  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS FT, 04.05.22

  • Emmeline Centre, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge  03.05.22

  • Woodfield Special School, Brent 27.04.22

  • Learning Talking, Waltham Forest 25.04.22

  • SLT Your Healthcare CIC, Kent 20.04.22

  • Lewisham College, 24.03.22

  • Kirklees Sensory Provisions, Huddersfield 22.03.22

  • Eccleston School, Lancashire 14.03.22

  • SpringForward Family Centre, NSW, Australia 03.03.22

  • Philip Morant School and College, Essex 21.02.22

  • Scottish Sensory Centre, 09.02.22

  • University College London, Psychology and Language Sciences, 17.06.21 

  • The Highland Council, 09.06.21 

  • NW CEN Deafness, 17.03.21 

  • Birmingham Uni, Dept. of Education, 11.03.21

  • Cambridge EAR CEN, 23.02.21

  2021-2022 BESPOKE smiLE Therapy Training 

  • USA Practitioners in Deafness, 20,21,24,25 October 2022

  • Scottish Sensory Centre, 24th &25th May 2022

  • Bensham Manor School, 4th January 2022

  • Oxleas NHS Trust, 25&26 November 2021

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

  • 21 Together Charity, 19th June 2021  

  Email us: info@smiletherapytraining.com

  to book training, arrange bespoke training at your 

  workplace or to arrange a FREE Taster for your CEN    / Uni / Education Authority / NHS Trust