A caller to the Afasic Parents’ Helpline recently reported being told that most headteachers don’t take speech and language difficulties seriously as they associate it with poverty and parents’ presumed failure to talk to their children properly. Even if there were some truth in this – and both research and common sense tell us that […]
In this FREE Afasic download we look at how a typical child develops speech and language. Babies usually say their first word at about 12 months. More words follow – slowly at first, but from around the age of 2, the process speeds up. By the time they start school most children are competent talkers. […]
Are you a young person with SEND living in England and aged 14 – 25? Do you want to help improve the lives of young people with SEND? Do you like having your say and sharing your views? If your answer to these three questions is ‘Yes’, then you could volunteer for a new young […]
The University of York are conducting a research project called SleepSmart. This project intends to explore the role sleep plays with learning and memory in children with or without autism and children with learning language impairment. The University are looking for participants for this study who live in, or near York, aged between 8-12 with […]
Afasic has recently revised two popular publications – ‘Claiming Benefits’ and ‘Accessing Speech and Language Therapy for Your Child – a Guide to the Law’. The information has been updated and expanded to reflect the current laws and assessment procedures. We are pleased to announce that we will be offering these two publications – worth […]
The Council for Disabled Children has produced an accessible new website for young people, explaining their rights when using the NHS. It contains a range of information in brightly coloured factsheets and videos featuring young people and professionals. Children and young people are asked to comment on the site through this online survey.