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at Birmingham University, School of Education, on the Assessing smiLE Therapy’s relevance to young people with autism, unpublished (2015).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

 NEXT DATES in 2022

 smiLE Therapy Online Training 

     Day1 OCT  6th &  7th   2022 (mornings only 9-12) 

     Day2 OCT 10th & 11th 2022 (mornings only 9-12)

     Day3 NOV 10th & 11th 2022 (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. 

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

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

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

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

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  smiLE Therapy free 1 hour online 'Tasters' for 2022

  • Barnet Educational Psychology Team 13.07.22

  • University College London, Psychology and Language Sciences, 16.06.22

  • NELFT NHS Trust, 15.06.22

  • 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 

  • Bensham Manor School, 4th January 2022

  • Oxleas NHS Trust, 25&26 November 2021

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

  • 21 Together Charity, 19th June 2021

  

   Bespoke training not open to the public

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