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Posted on: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 08:26

NAPLIC is now on Facebook! Have a look at our new page here or see our promotion below.

See our Facebook post below to find out how you could be in with a chance of winning a free conference place worth up to £185.

Our conference takes place on 16 May 2015 at the University of Warwick and is titled "SEND reforms and SLCN: Good practice to support children and families"

To be in with a chance of winning a free conference place you need to:

  • Like the post below
  • Like the NAPLIC facebook page
  • Comment on our NAPLIC conference facebook post and tell us what your favourite resource is for supporting children with SLCN
  • Sharing our page is much appreciated but is not a condition of entry

NB: If you have already paid for a conference place, you would not be entitled to a refund but your free conference place could be given to a colleague.

Hurry, entries close Sunday 26th of April at 7pm Winner will be drawn on Sunday evening

 
 

***GIVEAWAY!!!***Win a FREE place at our upcoming conference on 16th MayTo enter: *Like this post*Like the NAPLIC...

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Posted on: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 08:37

The Communication Trust The latest TCT newsletter includes information about the Secondary Progression Tools and Cracking the Code.

View the March 2015 TCT Newsletter

Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:10

A selection of related articles, news, resources and information from across the web this month.

Speech Language and Communication Needs in schools - Survey

Could you help provide any information on how things have changed since the John Bercow report through this short survey, which will feed into research into stuttering by Julie Dockrell and Peter Howell (UCL). This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Assessing and Teaching Social Skills - 2 day course, 20th and 21st May 2015

Shine Therapy Services Ltd are pleased to be hosting Alex Kelly to present her 2 day social skills course at the SPACE Centre, Preston, Lancashire on 20th and 21st May 2015. Cost is £250 including buffet lunch. This is a practical 2 day course that will give you the skills to assess social skills, to plan where to start work, to know how to teach social skills and then be able to measure the effectiveness of what you have done. Email email admin@shinetherapyservices.co.uk for more details or find out more about Shine Therapy at www.shinetherapyservices.co.uk

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Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:36

PhD student, Mrs Billie Lowe is looking for teachers and speech and language therapists in secondary schools to complete her short questionnaire "Word learning in adolescence" as part of her studies.

Mrs Lowe is studying at City University London under the supervision of Prof Victoria Joffe and Dr Natalie Hasson and is investigating word-learning in 11 – 16 year old students with language impairment, in mainstream secondary schools.

The first stage of the research is to find out more about the current practice of teachers and speech and language therapists in secondary schools with regard to teaching vocabulary.

Mrs Lowe is collecting this information through a short questionnaire which will only take around 15 minutes of your time.

If you are able to help with this research, please complete the short questionnaire - and let your colleagues know about it too.

Complete the short questionnaire

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Posted on: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 06:41

Early bird booking discount has now been extended for NAPLIC's Conference and AGM 2015.  

The conference, which will be held on 16th May at the University of Warwick, is titled 'SEND reforms and SLCN: Good practice to support children and families'. Speakers include Christine Lenehan (Director, Council for Disabled Children) and Anne Fox (Director, The Communication Trust) Professor Sue Roulstone (University of the West of England and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit) and Marie Gascoigne (Better Communication CIC).

The conference will also feature a choice of relevant and informative seminars which support recent legislation about working with parents, pupil voice and local offers.

This conference will be of particular interest to teachers and SENCOs, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists, advisory teachers for SLCN, educational psychologists and LA Advisors.

Book online now to take advantage of the reduced early bird rate (members £95, non-members £155) until 30th March 2015.

Find out more and book online

Posted on: Monday, March 9, 2015 - 06:42

The Communication Trust The latest TCT newsletter includes information about the Progression Tools video and the launch of the Secondary Progression Tools.

View the February 2015 TCT Newsletter

Posted on: Monday, February 9, 2015 - 21:04

The Communication Trust The latest TCT newsletter includes information about our Impact Report and the No Pens Day Wednesday evaluation and date for 2015 event.

View the January 2015 TCT Newsletter

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:18

A selection of related articles, news, resources and information from across the web this month.

Preschool attendance boosts language in disadvantaged children

Published by Penny Roy and Shula Chiat, 14 January 2015, http://theconversation.com/

All children with early language problems are at increased risk of struggling at school, and having reduced employment opportunities and life chances, but the risk of early language problems is disproportionately high for children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Language and Socioeconomic Disadvantage: From Research to Practice - Briefing Paper

Authors Roy, P., Chiat, S. & Dodd, B. (2014). Language and Socioeconomic Disadvantage: From Research to Practice. London, UK: City University London.

Abstract: Children from low socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds are at disproportionate risk of language delay. Previous research has suggested that basic language skills affected in language impairment may not be affected by SES. These skills may therefore help to distinguish children with language impairment from those with poor language due to limitations of their language environment. The distinction is important since children with language impairment require different types of intervention from disadvantaged children whose inherent capacity for language is intact. In this Briefing Paper, we report findings from our research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, which aimed to tease apart external and internal factors involved in language delay in socioeconomically disadvantaged preschoolers, using measures known to be more or less socially biased.

Sleep and Language Survey

Survey by Nebras Baraka, fourth year speech and language therapy student at City University London

Hello, my name is Nebras Baraka, I am a fourth year speech and language therapy student at City University London. Currently I am working on my dissertation on 'the relationship between sleep and Language’ and would greatly appreciate if you can help me with my research by filling out a questionnaire. We would like to see if there is a relationship between specific language impairment and sleep. We will do this by comparing questionnaires filled out by parents of children with language difficulties and parents of children that have normal development.

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Posted on: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:27

NAPLIC Conference and AGM, 16 May 2015: SEND reforms and SLCN: Good practice to support children and families

Conference programme and seminar choices have now been published on our website for NAPLIC's 2015 Conference and AGM.

The conference will take place at the University of Warwick and online booking is now open with early-bird rates for members until 16th March.

Delegates wishing to book at membership rates should be members at the date of the conference - 16 May 2015 - and not members at the time they make their booking the conference. If you have any questions about the conference please email naplic.conference@gmail.com

This conference will be of interest to Teachers and SENCOs, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, Advisory Teachers for SLCN, Educational Psychologists and LA Advisors

Book online now

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Posted on: Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 12:23

The Communication Trust The latest TCT newsletter includes information about the Read on. Get on. campaign and the opportunity to be involved in the testing phase of the Secondary Progression Tools.

View the December 2014 TCT Newsletter

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