P655 Teletext 655 Apr13 21:10:50      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  A THERAPEUTIC CHANGE  Dear Mike, I am working as an English teacher at the moment, but would like to make a career move. I am interested in speech therapy. Can you tell me what sort of qualifications are necessary, and if there is an institute or body that I can write to for more information? AT, London SE9 ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London, SW6 1XTN Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Apr13 21:30:02      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  A THERAPEUTIC CHANGE  Mike replies For more information on speech therapy you can write to: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 7 Bath Place, Rivington Street, London, EC2 3DR There are no restrictions on age of entrant to the profession that treats speech, language fluency and voice defects. Some colleges may relax usual entry requirements and take relevant experience into account. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Jobs and training 630 Mike will only reply on screen, so no SAEs, please. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Apr13 21:30:31      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  A THERAPEUTIC CHANGE  Mike replies The usual requirements for entry to courses in speech and language therapy are two "A" or three "H" grade passes, plus five GCSE/SCE passes including EnglishN Many colleges require "A" level, "H" grade or the equivalent in a science. The career is closely linked to medicine, education and psychology. Competition for course places is keen. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Jobs and training 630 Mike will only reply on screen, so no SAEs, please. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Apr13 21:10:50      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  A THERAPEUTIC CHANGE  Mike replies Degree courses in speech and language therapy last three or four years. Candidates holding a degree in a related subject (such as linguistics or psychology) can qualify by completing a two-year post-graduate course. These courses are available at City University and University College London and Reading, Sheffield and Newcastle Universities. Courses lead to a Masters degree. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Jobs and training 630 Mike will only reply on screen, so no SAEs, please. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games