New DLD resources and video to support parents

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) affects just over 7% of the population, that’s an average of 2 children in every class of 30. It is more common than Autism yet few people have heard of it! In collaboration with Afasic, the Moor House Research and Training Institute has created two checklists and a video to help parents support their child’s communication. The…

RCSLT Survey on Access to SLT During Covid

Please contribute to the survey launched recently by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. They want to find out how the pandemic has affected your access to speech and language therapy. The survey is available here: https://www.rcslt.org/learning/has-coronavirus-affected-your-access-to-speech-and-language-therapy There are actually two questionnaires so make sure you choose the right one! Most Afasic parents…

Live Question & Answer Session with Sandra Capelin for DLD Awareness Day

Sandra Capelin is a long-term supporter of Afasic. 30 years ago, she published a book entitled ‘Rachel the Write to Speak’ describing her struggle to get a diagnosis and support for her daughter. She has recently published an updated version of the book which you can purchase by contacting Sandra direct here or online from…

Read Afasic’s New Submission on Oracy

SLT Day 2017 - Afasic, helping children who have difficulties talking and understanding what others say

Afasic have just submitted a response to the Oracy APPG’s (All Party Parliamentary Group) 2019 Inquiry on Speaking for Change. Oracy is defined as ‘the ability to express oneself fluently and grammatically in speech’, which is what Afasic is all about. We look forward to working more closely with parliamentarians interested in this issue. See…