Fifers urged to ‘Communicake’!

'Communicake' event, hosted by NHS Fife's speech and language therapists. (Back L-R) Charlie Molloy, Fiona Berry, Gillian Scott, Claire Newlands. (Front L-R) Vivienne Clarke, Yvonne McKie, Fiona Nicolson
'Communicake' event, hosted by NHS Fife's speech and language therapists. (Back L-R) Charlie Molloy, Fiona Berry, Gillian Scott, Claire Newlands. (Front L-R) Vivienne Clarke, Yvonne McKie, Fiona Nicolson

Speech therapists in Fife have been donning their aprons to raise awareness of the transformational impact that speech and language therapy can have on a person’s life.

As part of the Giving Voice campaign, they gathered together to showcase their baking skills and encourage visitors to ‘communicake’ over cake and a cup of tea.

Everyone attending the event, which was held in Kirkcaldy, was encouraged to think beyond words and take part in various activities, including using ‘sign-along’ signs, pictures and symbols to select one of the many cakes that were available to enjoy.

Furthermore, each of the therapists wore unique badges to help open up discussion about various aspects of their daily work, such as stammering, bilingualism, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

NHS Fife’s area wide speech and language service designated 2014 as the year of ‘Giving Voice’ throughout the region, leading a number of initiatives at various sites. 

Communication difficulties can imprison an individual and severely limit their participation in family life, the community, education and the world of work.