Reviewing support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs: your views are needed
Bercow: Ten Years On is a review of support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in England being conducted by I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
As part of this project, I CAN and the RCSLT have launched an inquiry. The Bercow: Ten Years On project team are inviting individuals and organisations to contribute. There are two ways to take part:
- Submit written evidence sharing experiences of the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families and the impact of this on outcomes for children and young people.
- Complete a short online survey into the support children with SLCN are getting, and the scale of the issue.
The review has launched the first phase of evidence gathering, seeking evidence on the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families, and the impact of this on outcomes.
This phase of evidence gathering will run between 16th January and 16th March 2017. This first phase is aimed mainly at people who work with children with SLCN, or who have responsibility for providing services. However a wide range of stakeholders are invited to engage with their call for written evidence, this includes:
- Practitioners: individuals who work with children and young people in a range of settings, such as advisory teachers and teaching assistants, early years practitioners, youth offending teams and speech and language therapists.
- Parents, carers and children and young people
- Service managers, commissioners, decision-makers and employers who have an interest in children’s speech, language and communication skills.
- Experts such as academics and charitable organisations who have specialist expertise regarding SLCN and wider support.
You can contribute in two ways: complete a short 10 minute online survey about the support children with SLCN are getting and the scale of the issue, and submit written information sharing your experiences of the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families through the more detailed inquiry. Watch out for phase two when they will be seeking the views of parents, carers and young people.
More details have now been released for NAPLIC's 2017 conference. The conference, which takes place on Saturday May 6 2017 at Aston University, Birmingham is entitled "The impact of language on behaviour, mental health and wellbeing in children and young people".
Pamela Snow: La Trobe University, Australia
Communicating, feeling, and behaving: Lessons learned from vulnerable children and adolescents
Judy Clegg: Sheffield University
Communication Needs of Vulnerable Children and Young People: Are we doing enough?
Attachment, interaction and language: A Video Interaction Guidance nursery project
Debbie Gooch: UCL
Language influences parent/teacher ratings of ADHD
Alice Jones Bartoli, Goldsmiths, University of London
Language and Behaviour: Insights from students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Liz Lord, University of Oxford
Mindfulness and resilience in adolescence (title TBC)
Caroline Bowen: www.speech-language-therapy.com
Fad, fashionable and fruitful interventions for children with developmental disorders: How do I choose? (with P Snow)
PLUS: UK exclusive book launch
‘Making sense of interventions for children with developmental disorders’ by Caroline Bowen and Pamela Snow
The NAPLIC Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 6 May 2017 Conference Aston Meeting Suites, Aston University, Birmingham
Confirmed speakers include Pamela Snow, Debbie Gooch and Caroline Bowen. The conference will be of interest to teachers and SENCOs, teaching assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, advisory teachers for SLCN, educational psychologists and LA Advisors
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NAPLIC 2017 Conference will be on Saturday May 6th at Aston University in Birmingham.
The title this year is 'The impact of language on behaviour, mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.'
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Nathaniel conducted empirical single case intervention studies with six young offenders in Victoria, Australia. There were medium-large improvements in the targeted communication skills, many of which were statistically significant. This research provides the most rigorous evidence to date of the effectiveness of one-to-one speech and language therapy for young offenders. These results indicate that, despite significant barriers, there are immense opportunities for effective and responsive SLT services with young offenders.
Susan Ebbels has released an informative summary on Development Language Disorder (DLD), the new name for Specific Language Impairment.
Specific Language Impairment's new name is Development Language Disorder or DLD.
Dorothy Bishop has announced the new name as the outcome of the consultation exercise 'CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development. Phase 2. Terminology'
"Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues. In the first phase, we focused on criteria for language disorder. Here we consider terminology."
We are calling on the Government to include Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) as part of any initial teacher training package. All trainee teachers should learn about SLCN so that they are able to adapt their teaching strategies and fully support their students to succeed and achieve.
Sales of tickets for the upcoming conference in April are going well. We have agreed to extend the early bird rate until February 29th to take half term into account. Hurry and book your place!
The NAPLIC conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2016, Aston Business School, Birmingham. The conference is entitled "Exploring how spoken language underpins progress in literacy" featuring keynote speakers Dorothy Bishop ("What is SLI: Towards a consensus") and Maggie Snowling ("Risk factors for reading impairment: dyslexia and SLI").
Member booking with the early bird rate is £95 and this will increase to £130 on 1st March 2016
Non-member booking with the early bird rate is £155 and this will increase to £185 on 1st March 2016