Conference Programme

NAPLIC Conference 2021: "Language: The Bridge Across the Gap"

DATE: 8th May 2021 | VENUE: Online

Please note: this programme has not yet been finalised and is subject to change

09.15 – 09.30Time to join online
09.30 – 09.35 Welcome
Stephen Parsons, NAPLIC Chair
09.35 – 10.15Stability and change in language disorders over time: Lessons from SCALES
Professor Courtenay Norbury, NAPLIC Honorary President
10.15 – 10.55Language Explorer: Using Artificial Intelligence to assist language transcription and analysis for children with DLD
Dr Yvonne Wren, Director of Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit at North Bristol NHS Trust
10.55 – 11.15Break and Exhibitor Adverts
11.15 – 11.55 Identifying and Remediating Children’s Language Difficulties
Professor Charles Hulme, Department of Education, University of Oxford
11.55 – 12.15 Nuffield Early Language Intervention School Presentation
12.15 – 12.30NAPLIC announcements
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch and Exhibitor Adverts
13.15 – 13.20 Welcome back
Emma Jordan, NAPLIC Vice Chair
13.20 – 13.50Joint working in Wales
Mary-Jo Spearey Head of Service at Communication Intervention Team (ComIT)
& Pippa Cotterill, Professional Lead for School Aged Children, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
13.50 – 14.30
The nature and content of children’s book language: implications for language and literacy development
Kate Nation, Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
14.30 – 14.50
Break and Exhibitor Adverts
14.50 – 15.25Oracy for all our students
Neil Mercer, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Cambridge
15.25 – 16.00Oracy for all our students
Wendy Lee, Director, Lingo
16.00 – 16.10Thanks and Closing Remarks
16.10Conference ends


Conference 2021 summary

Published 23rd May, 2021


“The NAPLIC conference is always a highlight of the year and this year felt unmissable. The range of speakers was excellent. I was so impressed with the way it was run. I really appreciated hearing from academics whose research I follow and also hearing about best practice. The balance between teachers/therapists felt particularly good this year. I think the Committee have done an incredible job pulling this conference together.”


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