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    • kelly17
    • By kelly17 12th Feb 18, 3:15 PM
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    Speech & Language Therapist Assistant Multi Mini
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    • 12th Feb 18, 3:15 PM
    Speech & Language Therapist Assistant Multi Mini 12th Feb 18 at 3:15 PM
    Hi,


    I have an interview next week for a Speech and Language Therapist Assistant post through the NHS. However the interview is a 4 stage multi-mini interview. All I have been told is that there are 4 stages. When I arrive at each stage I have 1 minute to read the question/scenario then 3 minutes to talk about it when entering the room. It could be a straight forward question or maybe role playing I'm not sure.
    Does anybody know possible questions/scenarios that may be asked during this interview and if so any ideas on answers I could give. I'm very nervous! All thoughts appreciated. Thank you!
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Feb 18, 4:34 PM
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    Sorry, I have no idea, but good luck!

    I must admit that I used to think that speech therapy was for children with speech problems, but since my son was born, I have found it to be so much more than that. I had never known anyone (up to that point) who had had a stroke, and I wasn't aware that speech therapists work with the elderly as well as with children - I know, I was ignorant!

    Something that I learned as a result of having a disabled child is that speech therapists also see children with feeding difficulties. My son was born with major abnormalities of the digestive system, requiring surgery the day that he was born. As a result, he has severe feeding difficulties. We have waitied for years for a feeding assessment, and it is only now that he has been transferred to adult services that he has finally had one! I have muddled through for almost twenty years with little support with feeding from the NHS, although the charity TOFS has been marvellous. My son also has Down's Syndrome, so that has added to speech difficulties.

    I've no idea whether any of this information is useful, but if it is, message me if you want to know more.

    Best of luck x
    • kelly17
    • By kelly17 12th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
    Thanks for your reply! I have no idea what questions might be asked or scenarios and how to react or role play them out! Thanks again for your help however. xx
    • _shel
    • By _shel 12th Feb 18, 5:55 PM
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    I know what you are mean kingfisher, I thought they would work with my son to teach him to talk but instead they worked with me to help me understand him and teach him myself. Their more than words course was the most beneficial course I!!!8217;ve ever done. He talks better than most his age now after not speaking till he was almost 4.

    Good luck with your interview Kelly.
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 10:21 PM
    I know what you are mean kingfisher, I thought they would work with my son to teach him to talk but instead they worked with me to help me understand him and teach him myself. Their more than words course was the most beneficial course I!!!8217;ve ever done. He talks better than most his age now after not speaking till he was almost 4.

    Good luck with your interview Kelly.
    Originally posted by _shel
    Yes, we've had similar programmes over the years. Either myself or his TAs have been shown how to use flashcards and pictures, such as a cat on the table, under the table, next to the table, etc.

    His best speech therapist was at his special school (employed directly by the school). She had a 'social group' that included my son. Part of the aim of the group was to help the students (mid teens) to socialise, behave appropriately, and give each other personal space. She also gave my son different methods of communication to help prevent frustration (which could potentially be a scenario). So he used an app called Proloquo2Go on the Ipad (and later progressed to Predictable - although I believe that other apps are available). She gave him a keyboard print out, whcih he could use to point out the spelling of a word - usually only needing to point the first letter. He already used some Makaton, but that's only useful if others use it too (and places like shops rarely do).

    This thread is interesting and may be helpful, especially Post 8:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2591567
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