#WeSpeechies transcript

Healthcare Social Media Transcript

From: Mon Oct 06 0:00:00 PDT 2014
To: Wed Oct 08 0:00:00 PDT 2014

What is #WeSpeechies? Who were the influencers during this time period? #WeSpeechies analytics


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wordaware
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Looking forward to reading the whole #sli debate. Special thank you to @SusanEbbels for editing. #wespeechies http://t.co/7q5YWQjrJo
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RT @WordAware: Looking forward to reading the whole #sli debate. Special thank you to @SusanEbbels for editing. #wespeechies http://t.co/7q5YWQjrJo
naplic
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RT @WordAware: Looking forward to reading the whole #sli debate. Special thank you to @SusanEbbels for editing. #wespeechies http://t.co/7q5YWQjrJo
wespeechies
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I love to collect samples of language that could be plainer... https://t.co/I9t1DlLQtI What's your favourite example? #WeSpeechies #SLPeeps
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Weasel Words blog. http://t.co/LBwZxdF3P4 @wespeechies #WeSpeechies #SLPeeps
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RT @WordAware: Looking forward to reading the whole #sli debate. Special thank you to @SusanEbbels for editing. #wespeechies http://t.co/7q5YWQjrJo
moir_alan
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RT @speech_woman: More Moir, @wespeechies! @SP_Harmony @BronwynHemsley @moir_alan #WeSpeechies http://t.co/bHrfHNB0aJ
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RT @speech_woman: More Moir, @wespeechies! @SP_Harmony @BronwynHemsley @moir_alan #WeSpeechies http://t.co/bHrfHNB0aJ
sheridanforster
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@wespeechies @BronwynHemsley The old "would my mum or dad get it?" test of plain English quality. Writing to potential reader..#wespeechies
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RT @speech_woman: More Moir, @wespeechies! @SP_Harmony @BronwynHemsley @moir_alan #WeSpeechies http://t.co/bHrfHNB0aJ
lenatins
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RT @speech_woman: More Moir, @wespeechies! @SP_Harmony @BronwynHemsley @moir_alan #WeSpeechies http://t.co/bHrfHNB0aJ
jurylady5
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RT @speech_woman: More Moir, @wespeechies! @SP_Harmony @BronwynHemsley @moir_alan #WeSpeechies http://t.co/bHrfHNB0aJ
wespeechies
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#SLPeeps and #WeSpeechies Do you use 1st person in your reports? #PlainLanguage #plainEnglish
tactusmegan
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#SLPeeps @LeanneTogher talks about #aphasia treatment update at #2014strokecong. Great resources and tx techniques! #WeSpeechies
strokecongress
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RT @TactusMegan: #SLPeeps @LeanneTogher talks about #aphasia treatment update at #2014strokecong. Great resources and tx techniques! #WeSpeechies
stroketattler
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RT @TactusMegan: #SLPeeps @LeanneTogher talks about #aphasia treatment update at #2014strokecong. Great resources and tx techniques! #WeSpeechies
leannetogher
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RT @TactusMegan: #SLPeeps @LeanneTogher talks about #aphasia treatment update at #2014strokecong. Great resources and tx techniques! #WeSpeechies
fremantlespeech
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RT @wespeechies: Get set for a great #WeSpeechies week with @SLPrj curating! Topic is school children with #Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://t.co/iXUW5Wvqaq
wespeechies
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Getting excited for the #WeSpeechies chat tonight! See the topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
wespeechies
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In 3 hours time from now RT @wespeechies: See the #WeSpeechies chat topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
bronwynhemsley
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RT @wespeechies: In 3 hours time from now RT @wespeechies: See the #WeSpeechies chat topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
gemmaholleran
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RT @wespeechies: Getting excited for the #WeSpeechies chat tonight! See the topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
talkingmats
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RT @wespeechies: In 3 hours time from now RT @wespeechies: See the #WeSpeechies chat topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
gemma333
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RT @wespeechies: In 3 hours time from now RT @wespeechies: See the #WeSpeechies chat topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
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RT @wespeechies: Getting excited for the #WeSpeechies chat tonight! See the topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
bronwynhemsley
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@nancyjowens hi Nancy, chat is in 2 and a bit hours 8pm AEST if you can follow later the #WeSpeechies tag and answer @wespeechies @Fintasm
nancyjowens
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.@BronwynHemsley Great - I'll be online then, on a conference call, but should be able to check in! @wespeechies @Fintasm #WeSpeechies
gemmaholleran
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@Chelsa_T @johhil #wespeechies chat at 8pm tonight on plain language.
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RT @wespeechies: Getting excited for the #WeSpeechies chat tonight! See the topic and questions here http://t.co/qg5L74Hsoj #PlainEnglish #SLPeeps
_canetwork
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248 followers.. So close to being at 250..can we reach 250 after @wespeechies chat tonight #easyread #WeSpeechies #plainlanguage #slpeeps
speechwoman
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via @BrigidMcNeill 3 free CURRENT issues of Speech, Lang & Hearing.Offer ends Oct31 http://t.co/NoXkVqlbXL #slpeeps #wespeechies #SLP2B RT
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RT @speech_woman: via @BrigidMcNeill 3 free CURRENT issues of Speech, Lang & Hearing.Offer ends Oct31 http://t.co/NoXkVqlbXL #slpeeps #wespeechies #SLP2B RT
wespeechies
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RT @_canetwork: 248 followers.. So close to being at 250..can we reach 250 after @wespeechies chat tonight #easyread #WeSpeechies #plainlanguage #slpeeps
speechwoman
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@WeSpeechies' chat's in 1 hour! SLP/SLT Terminology and Plain English in Practice http://t.co/arR9l2hrPT #WeSpeechies http://t.co/Bo7gsf0Rmd
bronwynhemsley
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RT @speech_woman: @WeSpeechies' chat's in 1 hour! SLP/SLT Terminology and Plain English in Practice http://t.co/arR9l2hrPT #WeSpeechies http://t.co/Bo7gsf0Rmd
bronwynhemsley
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So many of you are into #PlainLanguage please feel free to join a chat about it in one hour - follow #WeSpeechies
speechwoman
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Ready for @wespeechies' chat 8-9pm AEST 10-11am BST? Talking about #WeSpeechies terminology & plain English. #SLPeeps http://t.co/0wJeRLV1t6
speechwoman
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Plain English in #wespeechies' Practice. Chat 8-9pm AEST 10-11am BST. Is it the key to YOUR professional success? http://t.co/xxrXwOODYt
speechwoman
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RT @BronwynHemsley: So many of you are into #PlainLanguage please feel free to join a chat about it in one hour - follow #WeSpeechies
speechwoman
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RT @SheridanForster: #WeSpeechies my plain English approach often: 1 what is it 2 what does it mean to me 3 what do I do now?
speechwoman
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RT @wespeechies: This week’s #WeSpeechies topic looks at making written information accessible, reducing jargon, using #plainlanguage #SLPeeps #SLP2B
gemmaholleran
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RT @SheridanForster: #WeSpeechies my plain English approach often: 1 what is it 2 what does it mean to me 3 what do I do now?
gemmaholleran
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RT @_canetwork: 248 followers.. So close to being at 250..can we reach 250 after @wespeechies chat tonight #easyread #WeSpeechies #plainlanguage #slpeeps
speechwoman
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Sorry to miss #WeSpeechies chat on Plain English in Practice, starting in 30 minutes. Work beckons. @wespeechies @SP_Harmony @BronwynHemsley
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RT @wespeechies: This week’s #WeSpeechies topic looks at making written information accessible, reducing jargon, using #plainlanguage #SLPeeps #SLP2B
bronwynhemsley
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Just in time for #WeSpeechies #PlainLanguage RT @AcademiaObscura: What academics really mean... Via @conradhackett http://t.co/AsYGZXDSjv
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RT @BronwynHemsley: Just in time for #WeSpeechies #PlainLanguage RT @AcademiaObscura: What academics really mean... Via @conradhackett http://t.co/AsYGZXDSjv
wordaware
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RT @speech_woman: via @BrigidMcNeill 3 free CURRENT issues of Speech, Lang & Hearing.Offer ends Oct31 http://t.co/NoXkVqlbXL #slpeeps #wespeechies #SLP2B RT
bronwynhemsley
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10 minutes to #WeSpeechies chatting about #PlainLanguage with @SP_Harmony curating @WeSpeechies this week … join in!
wespeechies
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RT @BronwynHemsley: 10 minutes to #WeSpeechies chatting about #PlainLanguage with @SP_Harmony curating @WeSpeechies this week … join in!
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RT @speech_woman: Ready for @wespeechies' chat 8-9pm AEST 10-11am BST? Talking about #WeSpeechies terminology & plain English. #SLPeeps http://t.co/0wJeRLV1t6
wespeechies
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"@BronwynHemsley: 10 minutes to #WeSpeechies chatting about #PlainLanguage with @SP_Harmony curating @WeSpeechies this week … join in!"
wespeechies
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Chat starting in 2 minutes! All welcome! #PlainEnglish #Plainlanguage #SLPeeps @SP_Harmony curating this week :) #WeSpeechies
bronwynhemsley
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RT @wespeechies: Chat starting in 2 minutes! All welcome! #PlainEnglish #Plainlanguage #SLPeeps @SP_Harmony curating this week :) #WeSpeechies
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RT @BronwynHemsley: Just in time for #WeSpeechies #PlainLanguage RT @AcademiaObscura: What academics really mean... Via @conradhackett http://t.co/AsYGZXDSjv
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Welcome to tonight chat! Thanks to those who could join us tonight! Let's introduce ourselves... #WeSpeechies
bronwynhemsley
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@wespeechies Bronwyn here, notoriously ‘queen of the long sentence’ according to previous co-writers #WeSpeechies
aj_mcq
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@wespeechies hi Andrea here in Melboune #WeSpeechies
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I'm @SP_Harmony and I work in the disability field in Sydney, NSW Aus... passionate about #Plainlanguage! #WeSpeechies
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@BronwynHemsley Thanks for the confession ;) and thanks for joining in! #WeSpeechies
aj_mcq
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@BronwynHemsley @wespeechies makes you sound like a tough magistrate! #WeSpeechies
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@aj_mcq Hi Andrea! Thanks for joining! #WeSpeechies
bronwynhemsley
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@BronwynHemsley nowadays, if it goes over three lines it is given the cut/make two sentences treatment! #WeSpeechies
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Hi all im Kate, an #slp2b from Macquarie Uni in Sydney #WeSpeechies
gemmaholleran
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Hello! Gemma here in Melbourne. Spend 2 days a week working on accessible info and Easy English #wespeechies
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@wespeechies Chelsea here moderating from the CAN network in Victoria who support people with comm. difficulties #WeSpeechies
clarrysmith
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Hi I'm Clare Smith from UK - south coast, interested in very early language acquisition #WeSpeechies
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@KatePerry1990 Welcome Kate! #WeSpeechies
teabod
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Hi from Tracey in Melbourne. Plain English novice. #WeSpeechies
bronwynhemsley
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@_canetwork hi Chelsea! was good to meet you last week! #WeSpeechies
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@GemmaHolleran Yay! Hi Gemma! Glad you're here :) #WeSpeechies
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@_canetwork Woohoo Chelsea too! Fantastic! #WeSpeechies
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If you take part in the chat = remember to tag! It takes one second to keep your comment in the archive #WeSpeechies
_canetwork
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@wespeechies passionate about #easyenglish & #plainlanguage- do training and run a translation service through @scopevictoria #WeSpeechies
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@TeaBod Howdy Tracey! Doesn't matter if you're a novice :) We all are sometimes #WeSpeechies
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ok, ready for some questions? #WeSpeechies
gemmaholleran
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@wespeechies thanks Harmony #wespeechies
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@BronwynHemsley very nice to see you again... Had met in @AGOSCI conf last year... But was a chaotic time! #WeSpeechies
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Q1 Do you apply #plainlanguage principles in you work? Why or why not? #plainEnglish #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Q1 Do you apply #plainlanguage principles in you work? Why or why not? #plainEnglish #WeSpeechies
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Oops got me hash and at twisted - Sheri here in Melbourne... Plain English occasional writer #wespeechies
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@clarrysmith Hi Clare! Thanks for joining us! What time is it there? #WeSpeechies
bronwynhemsley
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@wespeechies for example, try getting people to write ‘use’ instead of ‘utilise’ (just an example!) #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster Glad you sorted your hash from you at ;) Welcome! #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies a1 depends on definitions. I use what I subjectively think of as easy English. Not sure it is plain lang exactly #WeSpeechies
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Hi all! Tweeting for placement in Vietnam (during language lessons)! Back seat rebelling as we speak! #SPinVN #WeSpeechies
gemmaholleran
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A1 try to use plain language more and more in clinical work. Eg: who are reports for? Parents or myself? #wespeechies
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@BronwynHemsley That one is a pet peeve of mine! Frustrates me - why use utilize when you can use use? #WeSpeechies
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Do a tutorial with medical students re people with ID- the written and spoken components of Plain English are emphasis #wespeechies #cddhv
gemmaholleran
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A1 I follow Easy English guidelines based on work @scopevictoria in corporate translations for organisations on range of topics #wespeechies
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@dmkennedy92 Welcome! But we hope you're not missing anything important while you multitask ;) #WeSpeechies
clarrysmith
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I work with people from socially disadvantaged areas, really important to use plain English due to low literacy levels #WeSpeechies
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RT @BronwynHemsley: @wespeechies for example, try getting people to write ‘use’ instead of ‘utilise’ (just an example!) #WeSpeechies
kateperry1990
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I was once told to put in a plain language "what it means" section in reports after all the jargon-filled results #WeSpeechies
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A1. As a network we try and use clear, simple, short sentences.. Need to think about who your audience is first #wespeechies
sheridanforster
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@aj_mcq @wespeechies ah, that is the question... Plain or Easy... Depends on intended reader #wespeechies
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@aj_mcq terminology can get tricky! Difference between plain and easy can blur sometimes... #WeSpeechies
dmkennedysp
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@wespeechies trying to develop several skills at once! My Aussie accent isn't very helpful in a tonal accent!! #wespeechies
gemmaholleran
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Just today I was asking colleague - does everyone know what those words means? (jargon) - if not, simplify or define or both #wespeechies
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RT @SheridanForster: @aj_mcq @wespeechies ah, that is the question... Plain or Easy... Depends on intended reader #wespeechies
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@GemmaHolleran one thing I've noticed re professional reports - the longer the report the less useful info you'll find in it! #WeSpeechies
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So that parents understand what all the sp jargon means in a way that makes sense. But that hasnt been common #WeSpeechies
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@KatePerry1990 When I do that I then wonder if anyone reads the rest of the report... #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies tonal *language #vietnmese #SPinVN #WeSpeechies
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@GemmaHolleran What words? Were people happy to admit they didn't know them? #WeSpeechies
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@aj_mcq haha yes! I try to present more key and main points now. #wespeechies
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A1 For me, legal reasons mean that it’s best to be as clear and easy to read and understand as possible. Direct, to the point. #WeSpeechies
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@GemmaHolleran I remember trying to put menopause in Easy Eng. Lord that was a challenge. Is it the moment of last or process #wespeechies
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@aj_mcq @GemmaHolleran Totally agree, it's really important to consider who the document is for when you write #WeSpeechies
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Next question coming - remember to add A1 or A2 etc when answering #WeSpeechies
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Q2 What are the barriers you have experienced (or potential barriers you predict) when making your information more accessible? #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies i think it's the important section for parents/teachers. Maybe the jargon is only relevant for other Slps? #wespeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Q2 What are the barriers you have experienced (or potential barriers you predict) when making your information more accessible? #WeSpeechies
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RT @_canetwork: @GemmaHolleran use a glossary for hard words? #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster feedback from 11yo: 'mummy can you not burst out laughing'! #wespeechies
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@wespeechies words like ‘tangible’ ‘engagement’ - I wasn’t asking intended readers just one of the writers. They agreed #wespeechies
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@SheridanForster haha yes, that’s a tough one! @Chelsa_T is skilled at adding images for topics like that too! #wespeechies
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@wespeechies the language people choose - they hold on tightly to their customs! (territory) so it can be hard to change #WeSpeechies
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RT @GemmaHolleran: @wespeechies words like ‘tangible’ ‘engagement’ - I wasn’t asking intended readers just one of the writers. They agreed #wespeechies
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RT @aj_mcq @SheridanForster feedback from 11yo: 'mummy can you not burst out laughing'! #wespeechies
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A2 I think the biggest barrier can be our own profession, our information can be far too wordy #WeSpeechies
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Yes! RT @BronwynHemsley A1 legal reasons mean that it’s best to be as clear and understand as possible. Direct, to the point. #WeSpeechies
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2.Potential: sometimes people may find the information, layout or format not 'age appropriate' - could be too "easy" for some #WeSpeechies
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A2 length can be a barrier. Peeps want lots of info on 1/2 a4 #WeSpeechies
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A2 interesting barrier when people see plain English as undermining the reader and potentially alienating (rightly so or not) #wespeechies
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RT @clarrysmith: A2 I think the biggest barrier can be our own profession, our information can be far too wordy #WeSpeechies
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RT @clarrysmith: A2 I think the biggest barrier can be our own profession, our information can be far too wordy #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster Totally agree on that one! #WeSpeechies
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RT @SheridanForster: A2 interesting barrier when people see plain English as undermining the reader and potentially alienating (rightly so or not) #wespeechies
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A2 Clinically, time can be a barrier. Adding images for easy Eng can be more time consuming. #wespeechies
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RT @aj_mcq: A2 length can be a barrier. Peeps want lots of info on 1/2 a4 #WeSpeechies
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yep RT @_canetwork 2.Potential: sometimes people may find the information, layout or format not 'age appropriate' #WeSpeechies
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@aj_mcq yes- narrow margins and small font too! #wespeechies
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A2 We get so used to our own jargon, we forget that it is jargon! Ask...did I understand this word BEFORE I trained as an slp? #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: yep RT @_canetwork 2.Potential: sometimes people may find the information, layout or format not 'age appropriate' #WeSpeechies
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eeeek! RT @GemmaHolleran @aj_mcq yes- narrow margins and small font too! #wespeechies
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@wespeechies @SheridanForster I find it helps to ask the person who's objecting which version they'd rather read themselves #wespeechies
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Barrier: translating or interpreting info that has legal binding..might need to be checked over with legal counsel #wespeechies
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RT @_canetwork: Barrier: translating or interpreting info that has legal binding..might need to be checked over with legal counsel #wespeechies
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@RuthDslp absolutely! I often ask "Is 'assess' a plain word?" Or other similar words we use every day #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: eeeek! RT @GemmaHolleran @aj_mcq yes- narrow margins and small font too! #wespeechies
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@SheridanForster yes, but is it undermining when you are now included and understand something better? It’s a hard one I agree #wespeechies
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@aj_mcq @wespeechies I've had a person with physical disabilities raise the issue... They'd say the complex one #wespeechies
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@_canetwork Do you do this often? There's some lawyers now who advocate for plainer language #WeSpeechies
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@_canetwork yes absolutely, legally what can and can’t be changed and how do you get around that. #wespeechies
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(struggling a little to keep up with all the chatting tonight! Keep it coming!) #WeSpeechies
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A2 - Another barrier is when you need to copy a report to a range of professionals as well as clients #WeSpeechies 1/1
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A2 What is appropriate for a client or a learning support assistant isn't the same as what is appropriate for a paediatrician #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies not often but it's come up with some docs Especially when people are signing documents that have been translated #WeSpeechies
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@clarrysmith good modelling for the other pros? #wespeechies
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@wespeechies we do translate ‘legal’ type info often. It’s up to customer to check all of the necessary legalities. #wespeechies
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@GemmaHolleran what do you do when other parties have to sign? Has the info been translated and understood? #wespeechies
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@clarrysmith But if done well, a #plainEnglish report shouldn't lose all the necessary info for both audiences? #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: @_canetwork Do you do this often? There's some lawyers now who advocate for plainer language #WeSpeechies
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A2 What's appropriate for a client or a learning support asst isn't the same as what is appropriate for a paediatrician #WeSpeechies 2/2
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@clarrysmith yes, I recently did this - complex lengthy report for Dr and plain summary for parent as well #wespeechies
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@clarrysmith I agree - the most complex legal and ethical concepts can be conveyed in plain language. #WeSpeechies (SPA ethics eg.)
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@SheridanForster @aj_mcq fair enough! I know when I find a journal article with a plain summary I jump for joy! #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies @clarrysmith yes I agree, but it feels odd to do as it is so diff from the way I was taught. #wespeechies
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@GemmaHolleran @clarrysmith did the Dr really read it all? #WeSpeechies
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Q3 Editing is important for writing plainly. Do you routinely ask a colleague to read your docs before giving them to clients? #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies @clarrysmith haha who knows! #wespeechies
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RT @_canetwork: @GemmaHolleran what do you do when other parties have to sign? Has the info been translated and understood? #wespeechies
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RT @RuthDslp: @GemmaHolleran @wespeechies @clarrysmith IT IS different from the way we were trained, and therefore difficult..#WeSpeechies
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@GemmaHolleran @clarrysmith That's the clincher for me. Why would I spend ages writing something that's not going to be read? #WeSpeechies
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@BronwynHemsley it's not the lang. but what is relevant for each reader; the paed. needs info on diagnosis, & LSA - what to do #WeSpeechies
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RT @_canetwork: @GemmaHolleran @wespeechies @clarrysmith did the doctor get the plain version too, or just the complex version? #WeSpeechies
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Loved my once an edition translation of ASSID journal article for IDA. PlEnglish demands that you really understand the stuff #wespeechies
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@_canetwork good question- no they didn’t! Maybe next time. #wespeechies
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A3. We certainly recommend for docs to be checked with consent of course #wespeechies
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RT @wespeechies: @GemmaHolleran @clarrysmith That's the clincher for me. Why would I spend ages writing something that's not going to be read? #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: RT @RuthDslp: @GemmaHolleran @wespeechies @clarrysmith IT IS different from the way we were trained, and therefore difficult..#WeSpeechies
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A3 not often enough! Become too complacent re my own skills! #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster Is there an online link to this? #WeSpeechies
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@clarrysmith it’s interesting but everything on paper is relevant to all parties when looking back during any investigation #WeSpeechies
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RT @RuthDslp: A2 We get so used to our own jargon, we forget that it is jargon! Ask...did I understand this word BEFORE I trained as an slp? #WeSpeechies
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Q3. always! in our little team to make sure we never send a report out without a double-check/review/critique/discussion. #WeSpeechies
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With consent, of course! 2heads are better than 1#WeSpeechies
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A3 not for client based work I don’t - no time often. But I do get asked to check other people’s Easy Eng work! #wespeechies
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There are times when using jargon is important. Eg I always give my clients with #aphasia the word aphasia #wespeechies
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RT @RuthDslp: With consent, of course! 2heads are better than 1#WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies I don't think there are online versions of the IDA plain English translations of ASSID journal articles. #wespeechies
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Asking someone to edit your written work can produce anxiety, but is well worth it if they can help you to be plainer #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster ok. But you're right that you really have to know your stuff to make it plainer! It's hard work! #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Asking someone to edit your written work can produce anxiety, but is well worth it if they can help you to be plainer #WeSpeechies
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RT @aj_mcq: There are times when using jargon is important. Eg I always give my clients with #aphasia the word aphasia #wespeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Asking someone to edit your written work can produce anxiety, but is well worth it if they can help you to be plainer #WeSpeechies
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@_canetwork absolutely! #WeSpeechies I try to give them some easy English info to take home too
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RT @aj_mcq: @_canetwork absolutely! #WeSpeechies I try to give them some easy English info to take home too
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RT @aj_mcq: There are times when using jargon is important. Eg I always give my clients with #aphasia the word aphasia #wespeechies
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@_canetwork yes - I need to do more of this. Good reminder #WeSpeechies
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@aj_mcq Can see why that's important. Do you explain is in plain language too? #WeSpeechies
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@aj_mcq yes because the word ‘aphasia’ will help them to find community and support - people can learn what the jargon means #WeSpeechies
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@aj_mcq sometimes we do these things in a rush.. It does take time #wespeechies
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@wespeechies hardest thing is translating info that has been poorly conceptualised or written in the 1st place! #wespeechies
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@SheridanForster a conference once translated abstracts without permission and made mine a totally different meaning! #WeSpeechies
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RT @BronwynHemsley: @aj_mcq yes because the word ‘aphasia’ will help them to find community and support - people can learn what the jargon means #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster oh yes! Better to start from scratch! #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies yes! #WeSpeechies
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RT @SheridanForster: @wespeechies hardest thing is translating info that has been poorly conceptualised or written in the 1st place! #wespeechies
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@aj_mcq I was hoping you'd share it with us ;) #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster @wespeechies right! Try translating empty jargon like: "feed forward loop'" #wespeechies
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erm... RT @aj_mcq @SheridanForster @wespeechies right! Try translating empty jargon like: "feed forward loop'" #wespeechies
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@wespeechies oh I usual steal! Good info at @connectaphasia and Aust Aphasia Association websites #WeSpeechies
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ok, last Q on the way... don't forget to use the hashtag! #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies using plain English or Easy can be very funny at time, pArticularly if your being literal! #wespeechies
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Q4 Do you/will you promote the use of plainer writing in your workplace? Why or why not? #WeSpeechies
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@SheridanForster @wespeechies any examples? #wespeechies
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@SheridanForster examples? ;) #WeSpeechies
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A4 I think so. Always handy to ask "so what do you mean here?" Which is plain English in essence #wespeechies
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Q.4 YES! Many of our colleagues will have 2 day training, then peer support/mentoring to encourage plain/easy writing! #WeSpeechies
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A4 yes - but can be too successful, specially if others see it as my role to translate everything for them! #wespeechies
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RT @_canetwork: Q.4 YES! Many of our colleagues will have 2 day training, then peer support/mentoring to encourage plain/easy writing! #WeSpeechies
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Q4 If we are communication specialists, but can't communicate our message due to complicated language, we're failing! #WeSpeechies
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Good! RT @DaniPascoe1 @wespeechies we made #plainEnglish brochures for the hospital when I was on placement. #SLP2B #WeSpeechies
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RT @_canetwork: Q.4 YES! Many of our colleagues will have 2 day training, then peer support/mentoring to encourage plain/easy writing! #WeSpeechies
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@aj_mcq @wespeechies always laugh at places that "help children grow" and flow charts that have no end point #wespeechies
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@aj_mcq we need to build everyone's skills to apply easy/plain principals so it's not left up one or a few people (you)! #wespeechies
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MT @RuthDslp A4 If we are communication specialists, but can't communicate our msg due to complicated language, we're failing! #WeSpeechies
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A4 absolutely I’m constantly talking about it! But agree @aj_mcq I often get asked to do it rather than share knowledge! #wespeechies
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Ahhhhh forgot about chat. Sorry about late arrival. #WeSpeechies
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oops! RT @aj_mcq A4 yes - but can be too successful, specially if others see it as my role to translate everything for them! #wespeechies
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@JoWat Hey Jo! No worries, still going! #WeSpeechies
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@GemmaHolleran @aj_mcq you two must be just true champions at the cause! #WeSpeechies
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@JoWat hi Jo! Never too late. #WeSpeechies
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A3 I use online tools like http://t.co/CdY9nB3jKB #wespeechies
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@wespeechies @RuthDslp interesting thought - speechies or prof writers as the drivers of Plain Easy English! Who's best placed? #wespeechies
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RT @SheridanForster: @wespeechies @RuthDslp interesting thought - speechies or prof writers as the drivers of Plain Easy English! Who's best placed? #wespeechies
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Keep watching this handle this week for resources etc and please share your favourite resources and articles on #PlainEnglish #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies A4 - I will! And not just for my own workplace but for others (including the hubby's law firm) #WeSpeechies
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Give a reading level? RT @DaniPascoe1 A3 I use online tools like http://t.co/bkGyeRVlkX #wespeechies
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@SheridanForster good question... #wespeechies
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@JoWat Hi Jo, Chels here :) maybe tweet your answers now? Or see last q.4 #wespeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Keep watching this handle this week for resources etc and please share your favourite resources and articles on #PlainEnglish #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Keep watching this handle this week for resources etc and please share your favourite resources and articles on #PlainEnglish #WeSpeechies
aj_mcq
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Great timing. Link just tweeted by @connectaphasia. Accessible #aphasia info #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies got a great article from Canada actually, will find it tomorrow and share #wespeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Keep watching this handle this week for resources etc and please share your favourite resources and articles on #PlainEnglish #WeSpeechies
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@GemmaHolleran Awesome! Good stuff happening there! #WeSpeechies
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Do guidelines exist . E.g. Sentence length no more than 30 words, and one point per sentence . I made that up. #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies we can share some links tomorrow :-) #wespeechies
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@wespeechies Yes, usually a grade level & stats like words per sentence, average # of syllables per word etc. #WeSpeechies
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@TeaBod Why yes! Here's one example: http://t.co/IqDf8z6kfr #WeSpeechies
aj_mcq
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@TeaBod @scopevictoria guidelines are fab! Anyone got the link handy? #WeSpeechies
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@TeaBod There is an Easy English guide with points like that by @scopevictoria - I’ll post it #wespeechies
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Here's another handy resource: http://t.co/5RrE1CORWL #WeSpeechies
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You can also check out Winston Churchill’s guide to better business writing http://t.co/wklyiQ8dYw #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: You can also check out Winston Churchill’s guide to better business writing http://t.co/wklyiQ8dYw #WeSpeechies
gemmaholleran
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RT @_canetwork: @GemmaHolleran @TeaBod @scopevictoria http://t.co/HziKxECVDg #wespeechies
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This is also good fun: Stephen Fry on #PlainEnglish http://t.co/wywavxZKUu #WeSpeechies
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Gonna have to stop coming to these chats - takes weeks to follow up all the resources! :) #wespeechies
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RT @wespeechies: #plainenglish guidelines. Why yes! Here’s one example: http://t.co/jgsOnaA3HF #WeSpeechies
teabod
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@aj_mcq thanks Andrea. I have read that doc. Excellent! #WeSpeechies
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There's also lots of examples: The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children http://t.co/HZIozuRxsE #WeSpeechies
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On the other hand my daughter wants twitter chats every night - make me forget to enforce lights off time! #WeSpeechies
teabod
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Great list of #plainenglish resources. No excuses now! Thanks #WeSpeechies
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Oops! Where does time go! Thanks for joining the chat tonight everyone! #WeSpeechies
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It's going to be a fun couple of days with @wespeechies friends and colleagues posting #plain and #easy resources yay! #WeSpeechies #slpeeps
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Keep the questions, comments, resources, links, articles, suggestions coming all week please :) @SP_Harmony thanking you! #WeSpeechies
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RT @wespeechies: Keep the questions, comments, resources, links, articles, suggestions coming all week please :) @SP_Harmony thanking you! #WeSpeechies
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.@wespeechies thanks for curating a great chat tonight Harmony - you’re a star, look forward to hearing more over the week #WeSpeechies
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Great chat tonight. Thanks everyone! @wespeechies great job keeping up Harmony! I'm off to. Be a good mum now #WeSpeechies
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@wespeechies @SP_Harmony thanks Harmony for a wonderful chat.. Time flew! #WeSpeechies
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@TeaBod plus we're all here to help you anytime too! :) #WeSpeechies
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RT @TeaBod: Great list of #plainenglish resources. No excuses now! Thanks #WeSpeechies
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Great chat looking forward to following up the resources & links during the week!Would be great to see some plain lang examples #wespeechies
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Thanks #WeSpeechies . Inspired to be PLAIN. #plainenglish rules! Great to e-listen and learn tonight.
gemmaholleran
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Thanks @SP_Harmony @wespeechies great topic and discussion! #wespeechies
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@wespeechies Thanks @SP_Harmony! Sorry I wasn't more involved, those SPA meetings can go a little overtime!! #WeSpeechies
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@DaniPascoe1 I know... sorry I had to leave early! Love those meetings though! #networking @SP_Harmony #WeSpeechies
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RT @GemmaHolleran: Great chat looking forward to following up the resources & links during the week!Would be great to see some plain lang examples #wespeechies
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Plain is the new black? ;) RT @TeaBod Thanks #WeSpeechies . Inspired to be PLAIN.