Written By: Website Editor on 19 April 2016
Afasic - accessing speech and language therapy

This useful Afasic guide has been recently revised because, from 1 September 2014, there have been changes to the way children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are accessed and supported, following the introduction of The Children and Families Act 2014 in England. We are offering this revised booklet at a discounted more »

Written By: Website Editor on 28 April 2016
Afasic bike ride - June 2016 - raise money for children who have difficulies talking and understanding.

It’s less than 2 months till the Afasic charity bike ride on Saturday 25 June! Sign up now for a great day out in the countryside and you can choose from either the 32 mile or 66 mile ride. Our charity rides always have a supportive atmosphere and there will be a bike mechanic and more »

Written By: Website Editor on 26 April 2016
David runs the London Marathon for Afasic

Congratulations to our five runners who took part in this year’s London Marathon for completing the course and raising over £10,000 towards our work. Runner David Manson decided to make it harder for himself by also running the Paris Marathon just 3 weeks before, but still managed to do a better time in London (by more »

Written By: Website Editor on 25 April 2016
Afasic free download - identifying SLCN

Sometimes it’s not always easy to know if your child has a speech, language and communication need (SLCN). Sometimes SLCN is quite obvious – if your child is chatting away but you can’t understand anything he or she says, for example. But quite often, you have to spend a lot of time with a child more »

Written By: Website Editor on 21 April 2016
Little George raises money for Afasic

George took part in the Sheffield mini-run earlier this month with his dad and cousins and raised £145. ‘I am running 1.5km with my dad and cousins for Afasic because it helps kids like me’. George features in our Hall of Fame along with a fantastic group of  supporters who have raised money for SLCN more »

Written By: Website Editor on 21 April 2016
Get in touch with Afasic for help about speech and language difficulties

Lincolnshire County Council is proposing to close its language units, according to a report in the Lincolnite. Parents, are you involved in this consultation? Have you been discouraged from applying for a place at one of the units? If so, is mainstream meeting your child’s needs? Please get in touch with Alison via the Helpline more »

Written By: Website Editor on 21 April 2016
Join the discussion in the Afasic Parents Forum

Solent NHS Trust, the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol (UoB) are planning a research project, which will help to identify which children are most likely to need help with developing speech.  This will hopefully help to offer the right support to the right children at the right time. more »