The draft training modules - 6 modules for each age group 0-3 and 4-11 - were presented to a group of 54 health professionals in Tartu, Estonia on 10 September 2021.  There was a lot of interest and we are wating for some more detailed feedback.



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The Unimed spring conference took place in Pärnu, Estonia 3-4.06.2021. After the corona lockdown, it was great to meet colleagues face to face and listen to actual lectures. Altogether around 320 medical professionals attended that meeting.The  EU project: Speech, Communication and Resilience (SCR4Cleft) - Supporting Parents of Children with Clefts was introduced to participants who took a great interest in the materials being produced.



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A dissemination event of the SCR4CLEFT project was held in Tallinn, Estonia on September 11, 2020, by our Estonian partners.for more than 60 Speech and Language therapists.  It was great to be able to hold this live training session after all teh lockdowns and those who partipated showed a huge interest in teh development of the course materials.  We hope to have the draft training modules ready by spring 2021 and then all training partners will have the opporuntiy of piloting ...

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Gareth Davies was invited as a keynote speaker to presnt at a specialistspeech workshop at Val d'Hebron children's hospital in Barcelona, Spain on 21 February 2020.  This was especially relevant to the SCR4Cleft project and the title of Mr Davies's talk was 'I sound different'.  The focus was on Velopharyngeal Insufficiency which is sometimes present  in children (and adults) born with a cleft and results in too much nasal air escape making it diffi...

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We were able to disseminate information about SCR4Cleft at a major Cost Action conference in Kristianstad, Sweden on 14 December 2019.  The Action - ECCE - aims to study inequality in access to cleft care around Europe and make recommondations on improving access to services.  There were 85 delegates present from 25 countries with high level keynote speakers focusing on the following


Gareth Davies was invited to present to health professionals and patients at 2 workshops at the Val d'Hebron children's hospital in Barcelona on 11 and 12 October 2019.  The parents were especially interested to learn about the SCR4Cleft project given that many families struggle with supporting children born with clefts in speech development and confidence issues.  He was invited back to a specific speech related event which will take place early in 2020.



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Gareth Davies from the European Cleft Organisation ran a workshop for 20 front line health professioanls at the Sophia children's hospital in Rotterdam on 4 October 2019.  The focus was about early feeding of babies born with clefts but this was a wonderful opportunity to talk about the SCR4Cleft project, especially given there were some speech therapists present as well as the coordinator of the European Reference Network for Craniofacial Anomalies. 



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The kick-off meeting for this a ground breaking new Erasmus+ project took place at the project coordinator’s head office (European Cleft Organisation) in Rijswijk on Wednesday 20 November 2019. 17 participants attended from 9 partner countries including the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Serbia, Norway, Romania, Estonia, Ireland, Italy and Malta. The thee-year project will, for the first time, bring together speci...

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