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Westminster debate on speech, language and communication needs on July 4th

Rebecca Pow, MP is leading a Westminster Hall debate on Wednesday July 4th. We want MPs to attend so please contact your MP as soon as possible. RCSLT have provided a range of tools to make this easier and quicker. Check them out here. By getting behind the Bercow Read More

Support SLCN and sign the Bercow 10 years on petition

Gillian Rudd, from Birmingham City University, has started a petition that asks the government to respond to the Bercow 10 years on recommendations. It is getting close to the required 10,000, so please sign it and ask others to sign the petition. To read more about the Bercow 10 Read More

NAPLIC Conference 2018

The theme for the 2018 NAPLIC conference was ‘Developmental Language Disorder: Making change happen.’

It started Jean Gross summarising the findings of the Bercow 10 year review which included startling findings about the discrepancies between professionals and parents about how well families are listened Read More

Bercow 10 years on report

The Bercow 10 years on report is now out. The culmination of a year's work by RCSLT and ICAN has resulted in this important report detailing successes and issues for services for children, young people and families affected by SLCN. The website gives full details including recommendations and a call Read More

Newsletter Spring 2018

The latest NAPLIC newsletter is now available online for NAPLIC members. The NAPLIC newsletter is published three times a year and is one of many membership benefits that our NAPLIC members have. This issue features:
  • SLCN Update
  • Government Publications
  • Conference Exhibitors
  • Talking Matters: clinical report
  • and much more!
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New report highlights vocabulary gap in students

Oxford University Press have released a report highlighting the vocabulary gap that exists for many students, its impacts, the concerns teachers have and what can be done to close the gap.

Read the full report here:

The Communication Trust’s information event for MPs on Wednesday 28th February – encourage your MP to attend

On Wednesday 28th February, The Communication Trust (TCT) have organised an information event for MPs  'Future funding of Speech, Language and Communication Needs'. It is being hosted by Lord Watson of Invergowrie, Shadow Spokesperson for Education in the House of Lords. Please send a letter to your MP to encourage them to attend.  The Read More

Three things you can do to help save The Communication Trust

If you have benefited from TCT resources or support please take a few minutes to help them.

1. Use the template to write a letter

Download Template Letter to Department for Education Address it to Rt Hon Damien Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education
and copy Read More

Developmental Language Disorder: everything you need to know

NAPLIC have been told that the February 2nd edition of the TES includes a major feature on Developmental Language Disorder entitled "Developmental Language Disorder: everything you need to know".

Interviewees include NAPLIC President, Professor Courtenay Norbury.

Check out from 2nd February 2018.

New funding for research from Heather van der Lely Foundation Trust


The trust will be considering applications for up to £350,000 in the topic areas outlined below. We emphasise that those applications that closely reflect the areas outlined will be the most likely to receive Read More

Inclusive Teaching and Learning Through Technology Conference, 24th November 2017

This conference is being held on Friday November 24th at Rainham in outer East London. Download conference flyer

NAPLIC Conference 2018

The 2018 conference will be held in either late April or mid-May. The working themes currently are the Bercow 10 Years Review and next steps with Developmental Language Disorders, now that we have a label for the condition. If you have suggestions for speakers you would like to hear then Read More


NAPLIC CONFERENCE & AGM: “Developmental Language Disorder: Making change happen”

The conference started Jean Gross summarising the findings of the Bercow 10 year review which included startling findings about the discrepancies between professionals and parents about how well families are listened to.

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