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NAPLIC 2019 conference summary

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a relatively new term, but it is very common with approximately two students in every mainstream classroom presenting with this condition. Most simply, DLD is trouble with understanding and / or talking. Recently the NAPLIC annual conference was held with the theme Read More

2019 conference a huge success

The 2019 conference theme 'Growing up with Developmental Language Disorder' was a huge success.

The day was opened by Juliet Wright, a young person with DLD, who very powerfully expressed the experience of being a young person with DLD.

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NAPLIC launches ‘DLD friendly’ scheme

To support services implement the changes to DLD terminology and criteria NAPLIC has developed the ‘DLD friendly’ scheme.

This is a simple self audit which outlines the general areas of service change. Once submitted and approved the ‘DLD friendly’ logo can Read More

NAPLIC Spring 2019 Newsletter now available online

The NAPLIC Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available to read free online for all NAPLIC members.

This issue includes:

  • Letter from the Chair
  • Presidential Ponderings
  • Treasurer’s Notes
  • Update on Recent Developments in SLCN
  • Summary of Government Publications
  • Advance information for Read More

New information leaflets released for NAPLIC members

The first in a series of information leaflets have just been published by NAPLIC and are available for all NAPLIC members via the Members Area of the website.

These leaflets focus on DLD and are a useful resource for NAPLIC members Read More

Early Bird conference rates extended until 15 February 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have extended the Early Bird rates for NAPLIC's 2019 Conference: "Growing up with DLD"to 15 February 2019.

Hurry - conference places are selling out fast!

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NAPLIC Conference exhibitors announced

The exhibitor list is now available for NAPLIC's annual conference, due to take place on 11th May 2019 at Aston University, Birmingham.

Companies currently exhibiting:

  • Bite Publishing
  • Black Sheep Press
  • Course Beetle
  • Elklan
  • J & R Press
  • Language for Learning
  • Rompa/Winslow
  • Speechmark
  • Talking Products
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Booking is now open for NAPLIC’s 2019 conference

NAPLIC's 2019 Conference, "Growing up with DLD", will take place on 11th May 2019 at Aston University in Birmingham.

The conference programme has now been announced which can be viewed online.  Speakers include Amanda Finer, Billie Lowe, Danielle Matthews, Cristina Read More

NAPLIC Autumn 2018 Newsletter now available online

The NAPLIC Autumn 2018 Newsletter is now available to read free online for all NAPLIC members. This issue includes:
  • Letter from the Chair
  • Presidential Ponderings
  • Treasurer’s Notes
  • Update on Recent Developments in SLCN
  • Summary of Government Publications
  • Advance information for Conference 2019
  • DLD Day across the country
  • Book Reviews
  • Read More
NAPLIC newsletter Autumn 2018

First announcement for NAPLIC’s 2019 conference

The 2019 NAPLIC conference will be entitled "Growing up with DLD" and will take place on 11th May 2019 at the Conference Aston Meeting Suites, Aston University, Birmingham. We are excited to announce the first conference speakers at our NAPLIC 2019 conference who include Danielle Matthews, Cristina McKean and Maxine Read More

Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day is on October 19th

The second Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD) Day will be held on Friday October 19th. NAPLIC is part of the international RADLD consortium, and it looks set to be bigger than last year's amazing event. The 2018 theme is DLDABC. Read More

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:

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 2019 conference summary

Published 15th May, 2019

2019 conference a huge success

Published 15th May, 2019

NAPLIC launches ‘DLD friendly’ scheme

Published 27th March, 2019


NAPLIC 2019 Conference: “Growing up with DLD”

The 2019 conference took place on 11th May 2019 and was a huge success

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