Intellectual Disability, Challenging Behaviour and the Role of Communication


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Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR

An exciting opportunity to hear from leading expert Dr. Vicky Slonims discussing the Intellectual Disability, challenging behaviour and the role of communication.

About the Speaker

Dr. Vicky Slomins

Vicky is Senior Consultant Speech and Language Therapist in the multi-disciplinary service for children with neurodevelopmental disorders at Evelina Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust).

She is an Expert Adviser for the NICE Centre for Guidelines and a member of the Professional Practice and Policy committee for RCSLT.   She is Chair of the Language and Communication Study Group; one of 4 themed groups in a national autism research network (Discover) established by the charity Autistica.

She is Visiting Reader in Complex Communication Disorders in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division within the IoPPN, King’s College London.  Her research is closely aligned to her clinical interests in intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders and working with children with severe communication impairments and challenging behaviour.


09:30 – Registration & coffee

10:00 – Dr. Vicky Slonims – Intellectual Disability, Challenging Behaviour and the Role of Communication

11:00 – Case Discussion*

12:00 – Lunch

*Please bring any relevant clinical cases that you may wish to discuss


This event is organised by the ACAMH LASER SIG. The LD-CAMHS special interest group LASER (London and South East Region) is run under the auspices of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. It hosts three meetings per year in London for professionals (clinicians and academics) with an interest in the mental health of children and young people with intellectual disabilities. In addition to learning events and skill sharing, the meetings provide a great networking opportunity. Tea/coffee and lunch are provided at each meeting.