Dear Representatives, dear Colleagues, dear Friends

The circumstances of the past year raised many challenges for us all and we had to make a number of decisions about issues that had not been expected, which were not always easy.
This has also affected the planning of our Congress. With your great support, we managed to postpone it by one year, which was an excellent decision in hindsight. At the last General Assembly, we also agreed to move the venue of the Congress to the centre of Europe to make it easier for those who want to attend locally. In addition, we plan to make the Congress accessible online. We have taken these first organisational steps over the past months and would now like to inform you regularly about the ongoing processes concerning the Congress.

On behalf of the Congress Task Force, I am very proud to present Austria as the new host country for our ESLA Congress.
Congress venue: Heffterhof, Salzburg

The congress venue only allows a certain maximum number of participants. Online access is of course unlimited.
Registration will be possible following the completion of our own congress website in Spring 2021. If you would like to reserve your place for local participation in Austria now, you are very welcome to follow this link:
As soon as registration is possible, individuals who have "pre-registered" will be able to register on a priority basis. There is no charge to register you interest on this priority list. 

The Congress TF team is also working on the content of the programme in parallel with the organisation. As always, we very much welcome your input.
Please feel free to contact the Head of our Scientific Committee, Mark Jayes: Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den.

As head of the Congress Task Force, I would be very happy to receive any suggestions from you about the Congress.
You are very welcome to contact me at any time to make your suggestions.
Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den.

We would like to keep you informed about the ongoing progress of planning the Congress in a regular newsletter and take you with us on this exciting Congress journey.

Heike Münch
On behalf of the Congress Task Force

European Speech and Language Therapy Association (ESLA) will be celebrating European Day of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) on 6 March 2021. The aim of this annual event is to raise awareness of communication and swallowing disorders, and the role of speech and language therapists (SLTs). The theme for 2021’s day is Telepractice and digital technologies in Speech and Language Therapy. On this day, speech and language therapists across Europe will join together to organise workshops, training sessions, media coverage and conferences to publicise how telepractice has been adopting into the role of SLTs.

Norma Camilleri, President of ESLA, said that 2020 challenged all professionals to continue rendering their services in a novel way (for most), while still abiding by their codes of practice and codes of ethics. “Our profession of Speech and Language Therapy was no exception to this. We felt an obligation towards our various client groups of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders. We wanted to do our utmost to ensure that our clients and patients continue to receive the intervention they require and not add on to their vulnerability, which may have already been present before the start of the pandemic. I am pleased to say that ESLA was in the forefront to encourage SLTs all over Europe to make use of Telepractice in the best interests of our clients”.

SLT Telepractice is an aspect of Telehealth that is the delivery of health care services, where patients and providers are separated by distance. Telehealth uses technology for the exchange of information for diagnosis, treatment, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health professionals. Telehealth can contribute to achieving universal health coverage by improving access for patients to quality, cost-effective, health services wherever they may be. It is particularly valuable for those in remote areas, vulnerable groups and ageing populations (WHO, 2016).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing to limit contagion, people presenting communication and swallowing disorders became another population for which Telepractice may be particularly valuable. SLTs all over Europe have learned, or widened, their use of remote intervention. Firstly, this assured the continuity of care for current cases, and later also enabled referral and acceptance of new cases. People appreciated the safety of this treatment modality and the comfort of remaining in their own homes; although there have been some concerns to be addressed, including resources and engagement for some individuals. Telepractice may be used by SLTs for consultation, person/caregiver education, habilitative and rehabilitative intervention in direct or indirect modality, evaluation and assessment, supervision, follow-up sessions, certification. An increasing body of research is demonstrating the efficacy of this approach.

Different applications of Telepractice could guide the choice of the delivery context that may vary from videocalls to e-mails, from recorded sessions to live encounters on specific platforms. Regardless of the technology modalities, the SLTs’ main goal remains to help and guide the person to achieve their potential, through objectives that are relevant to them. Then, the intervention will be tailored to the individual: being equally as evidence-based and ethically-based as a face-to-face intervention. Indeed, Telepractice is simply a tool, a different modality to offer people the same quality of care. On a case-by-case basis, clinicians will agree together with their clients/patients the best delivery model, either remote or in person, weighing the respective opportunities and challenges that the SLTs will consider.

In some countries Telepractice may be offered through the public Health System or Health Insurance and/or through school services. In others this modality may only be available through private practice. The legal framework also varies across Europe, as does the existence of guidelines. The debate in the SLT community is on trying to define what the best use of SLT Telepractice will be as we move out of the COVID-19 emergency and into the future.

ESLA, the European Speech and Language Therapy Association (formerly known as CPLOL), is the leading organization representing the speech and language therapy profession in Europe. As the authoritative voice of the profession in Europe, ESLA supports the common interests of thirty-one associations with a total of forty-thousand members across twenty-nine countries. Through its actions, ESLA aims to increase the visibility and awareness of Speech Language Therapy, by actively promoting the profession, and safeguarding professional and educational standards.

Kære nuværende og kommende ALF-medlem
Vi har tidligere annonceret, at vi skulle skifte medlemssystem og administration.

Det er nu sket!

Du skal derfor ind og tilmelde dig som medlem i ALF på ny! så du stadigvæk modtager DA elektronisk og kan tilmelde dig vores arrangementer til medlemspris.

Vælg "opret profil" - tilmeld dig og derefter skal du tilmelde dig kontingenttype (enkeltmedlem, studerende etc.)
Det kan du gøre her:

Er der noget der driller kan man evt. kontakte bestyrelsesmedlem Trine Maria Hansen Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den. der er ansvarlig for det nye medlemssystem.

Tidligere medlemsnumre er derfor ikke længere relevante, og henvendelser om indmeldelse etc. til vores tidligere administrator Lone Aabye vil heller ikke kunne besvares. Lone hjælper heldigvis os i bestyrelsen, på vej i denne nye tid, men er ikke en del at det nye system.
Hvis du fortsat vil være medlem skal du altså tilmelde dig på ny med det nye system.


Jakob Stenz
Audiologopædisk forening ALF

I efteråret 2020 deltog en lang række logopæder i udarbejdelsen af:

Audiologopædiske materialer til udredning og vurdering,
2. udgave redigeret (2021)
Audiologopædisk Forening

Nu er den her til fri download som PDF her på hjemmesiden.

Oversigten må deles med alle, der kan have glæde af den og vi håber, at I vil bruge den som et aktivt dokument i jees søgning efter kvalificeret udredninger og vurderinger for det (audio-) logopædiske område.
Der er mere tilgængeligt end man lige regner med.

Med venlig hilsen

Mette van Amerongen

Under normale omstændigheder skulle ansøgninger til legater have været bestyrelsen i hænde to måneder inden ALF’s generalforsamling.
Da ALF ikke har sørget for at få annonceret om ansøgningsfristen i god tid, har vi besluttet at udvide ansøgningsfristen med en måned. Dvs at ansøgninger skal være bestyrelsen i hænde senest én måned inden generalforsamlingen.
Generalforsamlingen ligger i år d.22.marts. Dvs. at ansøgningsfristen bliver d. 22 februar 2021.

Læs formål med legater og vedtægterne, samt kontaktoplysninger ifm. søgeprocessen her, inden du søger.



We have the great pleasure of drawing your attention to the Ida Institute Research Grant.

The grant is awarded every year to projects that demonstrate the effect of person-centered care in hearing rehabilitation and investigate outcomes of the counseling methods and tools developed by the Ida Institute.

The Ida Institute Research Committee is currently accepting proposals for 2021 – an opportunity which could be of interest for your members.  This year, we are particularly interested in projects related to the following topics:

Three projects will be allocated funding of up to $10,000 USD each. Applications are due by March 8, 2021.

If you find this relevant, we would be grateful if you would share the call for proposals with your colleagues and members. To facilitate this, we are attaching a PDF poster version of the grant call for print, or you can share this direct link for detailed information about the grant.

Research Committee members are Committee Chair Louise Hickson, PhD; Joseph Montano, EdD; Elisabet Sundewall Thorén, PhD; Melanie Gregory; and Kristina M. English, PhD.

If you have any questions regarding the Ida Institute and annual research grant, please don’t hesitate to contact the Ida institute

Mandag d. 4. Januar kl. 9 er det fokus på Sprogforstyrrelser i Hjernekassen m/ Peter Lund Madsen på P1.
Det skal vi høre!
Jeres egen formand Jakob Stenz er nemlig også med.
Kære logopæd, der har glædet sig til at skulle på Nyborg strand i 2021.
Det er med stor beklagelse, at vi må aflyse den årlige audiologopædiske konference igen næste år 2021.
Audiologopædisk forening og Nyborg Strand havde set frem til at byde hver eneste kursusdeltager velkommen og skabe en positiv og lærerig oplevelse for alle. Men som situationen ser ud lige nu, føler vi os nødsaget til at aflyse af forskellige årsager. Bl.a. er flere af vores udenlandske oplægsholdere usikre på deres deltagelse pga. Covid-situationen.
Pga. aflysningen i marts i år (2020) fik I mulighed for at overføre jeres tilmelding samt betaling til 2021.Vi annullerer jeres tilmeldinger og refunderer kursusgebyret til jer.
Det er en trist situation for alle, og vi håber på jeres forståelse.

ALF har planlagt en række spændende webinarer, som vi håber, at I vil deltage i i stedet for. Webinarerne vil omhandle følgende emner:
  • Arbejdshukommelse ift. DLD
  • Selektiv mutisme
  • DLD/udviklingsmæssig sprogforstyrrelse
  • Flersprogethed og DLD
  • Pragmatiske vanskeligheder
Det endelige program for webinarerne vil blive offentliggjort i starten af det nye år.

Derudover har vi planlagt en række spændende workshop, som forhåbentlig vil blive gennemført ved fysisk fremmøde i foråret samt efteråret 2021. Nærmere oplysninger kommer i januar og februar. Du kan følge med her på Facebook og på vores hjemmeside:
  • Verbal dyspraksi: DTTC ved Edythe Strand
  • Verbal dyspraksi: ResT ved Tricia McCabe
  • Dynamisk vurdering ved bl.a. Jens Wilbrandt
  • Eksekutive vanskeligheder og sproglige vanskeligheder ved Sarah Ward
Spørgsmål om webinarer samt workshop kan rettes til Sahra Mengal på Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den.
De bedste hilsner

D. 22. januar 2021 kl. 10-12 holder ALF og FUA et webinar med socialrådgiver Inge Louv, som vil sætte fokus på de tvivlspørgsmål, som kan dukke op ved den lovgivning, som alle vi logopæder arbejder under.

Læs mere og tilmeld dig på vores hjemmeside:

Kære medlemmer og abonnenter

Der er desværre sket en fejl, da DA 2020-2 skulle sendes ud i går, således at linket førte jer til DA 2020-1.
Fejlen blev blive rettet snarest og forventeligt i morgen.
I mellemtiden får I, som ikke har fået læst hele DA 2020-1, en chance mere.

Vi beklager ulejligheden.


Side 1 ud af 3