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Slides from 2017 Elizabeth Usher Address

This link provides a download of the slides which accompanied Tricia McCabe's 2017 Elizabeth Usher Memorial Address at the Speech Pathology Australia Annual Conference, 31st May, 2017.

A journal article will follow in the International Journal of Speech Language Pathology in 2018.

Elizabeth Usher slides

Information for parents and carers about ReST treatment

Readiness Checklist

This PDF will help you decide if ReST is the right treatment for an individual child. Use it to help guide discussions between the speech pathologist and the family.

ReST Readiness Checklist


The manual contains detailed instructions about every step of ReST therapy. It should be used in conjunction with this website as they are interwoven.

ReST Clinician Manual

Nonsense Word Generator

Syllabear is our bespoke nonsense word generator. Please see the manual above for how to use this resource. You can add syllables but PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING as you may cause the site to fall over.

Word lists for therapy

Please see the manual on how to use these word lists in therapy. We have provided example words in 2 and 3 syllable forms and accompanying therapy resource materials (cards, powerpoint displays and data sheets). You can use these for your client without any changes IF they need the same phonemes BUT if they need to work on different phonemes you can modify them. One of the easiest ways to do this is by using the Microsoft Word/ Powerpoint "replace" function.

Rest-words using /f d k b/ - two and three syllables  
More ReST words - on therapy cards  
ReST two and three syllable words

Therapy data sheets

These are modified versions of the data sheets we used in the research. You need to populate it with the words you have selected for each child. Please feel free to modify the forms as you need to but remember that systematic data collection is really important to step up and step down your goal hierarchy.

Alternate data sheet