Written By: Website Editor on 12 January 2016
Afasic parent support days 2016

Afasic is running FREE parent information, and self-advocacy training days at a variety of locations in February and March including Hackney, Manchester and Liverpool. These workshops are aimed at parents who want to know how to better deal with professionals and improve confidence to have a positive say in decisions affecting their children. Find out more »

Written By: Website Editor on 2 February 2016
Afasic - help your child to develop speech and language

Our popular set of activity books can help to develop your child’s speech and language development. These 12 easy-to-follow booklets with cut-out activity pictures focus on practical skills of word forming, making sense of language and concentration. We have a special offer to buy the whole set for £20 – saving £7. Find out more more »

Written By: Website Editor on 26 January 2016
Afasic seeks Trustees - February 2016

The Trustees of Afasic work alongside the CEO to determine the overall direction of Afasic through strong and effective governance, and we rely upon our Trustees to provide strategic support for our work, both now and in the future. We are looking for two Trustees to help represent the interests of our families in England. more »

Written By: Website Editor on 25 January 2016
Changes to SEND Tribunal rules - Afasic news

Following an apparently successful trial, the SEND Tribunal rules have been changed to allow all appeals to be heard by two member panels, rather than three as has been standard procedure up to now. Two member panels comprise one person with legal experience who acts as the judge and one with substantial experience of SEND, more »

Written By: Website Editor on 21 January 2016
Afasic Helpline parent support events

Don’t forget! Afasic has two helpline events on 2 February in two separate locations: Our monthly drop-in session for parents is at the Afasic office from 10am-1pm Liz, one of our Helpline staff, will be at the 404 Centre in Islington at 10am to talk about Afasic’s services We are also hosting a free event more »

Written By: Website Editor on 11 January 2016
CATALISE - criteria for terms for children with speech and language difficulties

On the 8 and 9 January, I joined some of my fellow leaders (researchers, clinicians and stakeholders) to discuss the CATALISE project. Language difficulties are a common developmental concern yet there is little agreement nationally or internationally about the criteria used to identify such problems in children. I am participating in a study entitled CATALISE more »