New Terminology for Language Impairments – SLI to become DLD

New Terminology for Language Impairments – SLI to become DLD

An international group of experts (the CATALISE panel) have recommended using the following terms for children with language difficulties: Language Disorder for language difficulties that significantly affect children’s lives and are unlikely to just go away Developmental Language Disorder for a language disorder that is not associated with conditions such as autism, hearing impairment or…

New SpLD Resources for Teachers

New SpLD Resources for Teachers

The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust has recently produced a range of resources on Neurodiversities and Specific Learning Difficulties, including Speech and Language difficulties. The resources have been funded by the Department for Education to support the training programme they are currently rolling out across England. This training aims to inform teachers about the full range of conditions,…

Afasic seeks schools and SLT teams for transition courses

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Wanted!  Inclusive secondary schools and Speech and Language Therapy Teams, to support Transition to Secondary, of  Year 6 pupils. We are seeking to identify mainstream secondary schools, especially in economically deprived areas across the UK, which could be a venue for a week’s specialist transition course for Year 6 pupils with speech, language and communication needs, during…