Communicate the love

Afasic fundraising - valentine's day appeal

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is a great time to appreciate being able to say ‘I love you’ to friends and family. But for some, the words don’t come so easily. For families affected by speech, language and communication disabilities, Afasic is a fantastic place to turn for free support, information and…

Professor Dorothy Bishop talks about DLD (Developmental Language Disorder)

Prof Dorothy Bishop talks about DLD - Afasic

In this recording of the 2016/7 IJLCD Winter lecture, Dorothy Bishop introduces the new term DLD (Developmental Language Disorder) and explains why it should replace SLI (Specific Language Impairment). In her role as Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, Dorothy specialises in the study of language impairments in children and is a…

New Independent Review of Residential Special Schools and Colleges

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New Independent Review of Residential Special Schools and Colleges requests Evidence on the Outcomes and Experiences for Children and Young People Edward Timpson, the Minister of State responsible for SEN, has commissioned Dame Christine Lenehan, the Director of the Council for Disabled Children to carry out this review.   The hope is that the findings…

Identifying if your older child or teenager needs support with speech and language

Identifying if your older child or teenager needs support with talking and understanding what others say

This new free Afasic download looks at potential speech and language difficulties faced by children and teenagers aged 11 to 18. Young people in school or college see many different teachers so it can be easy for those experiencing difficulties to slip through the net. However, it is important that communication needs are identified. If…