Anti-racism in speech and language therapy: Positive about bilingualism and cultural diversity

Pert, S. And Shah, S. (27 March 2021).
Anti-racism in speech and language therapy: towards diversity and inclusion for our profession and service users

Presented by Sunita Shah, RCSLT Bilingualism Adviser and Independent Practitioner, Together Let’s Communicate Limited, Speech and Language Therapy, Autor; and Dr Sean Pert, RCSLT Bilingualism Adviser, Senior Lecturer and Consultant SLT, University of Manchester and Indigo Gender Service this is the fifth instalment of our programme of learning, culminating in a live, profession-wide event.

Reflection prompts from Dr Sean Pert and Sunita Shah:
1. How will I implement this learning?
2. Review and reflect on referral procedures
3. Review the current models of assessment
4. Review the resources currently used in therapy
Watch the presentation here.

Developmental Language Disorder in a Bilingual Context

Pert, S. (2020). DLD - when is a diagnosis appropriate? DLD in a bilingual context. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. YouTube
Watch the video presentation here.

Home language therapy for bilingual children

Pert, S., McKean, C., and Stow, C., 2011, Building early sentences (BESt): designing bilingual language interventions. NALDIC Conference 'EAL and Additional Needs’, The Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds, November 26th 2011.
Dr Sean Pert discusses a speech and language therapy package for bilingual children.
This later became the Building Early Sentences Therapy package.
Watch the presentation here.

Voice and Communication Therapy (VCT) for trans and gender-diverse individuals

RCSLT and LGBT Foundation webinar: Giving Voice to trans people
Watch the presentation here.

LGBT Foundation, Trans Programme: Voice coaching Series with Dr Sean Pert
Watch the playlist of 12 videos here.


  • Sean Pert: Staff Winner, Volunteer of the Year 2018
  • Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity - Dr Sean Pert 2017

Stephen Hawking Annual MND Lectures

2023 - Professor Bee Wee, CBE, Planning ahead for effective person-centred-care
2022 - Professor Steven Bloch, Communication in MND: how can we have better conversations?


And Tango Makes Three - Happy Valley Pride Storytime!
And Tango Makes Three, read by Dr. Sean Pert. Happy Valley Pride Presents Storytime! A series of videos featuring LGBTQ+ friendly stories for children – as part of our digital series of events for 2020.

The four special stories all have an LGBTQ+ focus and have been read by friends and supporters of Happy Valley Pride.

And Tango Makes Three
● The story of two male penguins, Roy and Silo, who create a family together.
● Authors: Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Illustrator: Henry Cole. Published by Simon & Schuster.
● Read by Dr. Sean Pert.

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