Survey: Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP)

SCIP survey

Dr Catherine Adams from the University of Manchester is leading a feasibility study of a new evidence-based intervention, the Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP), for children who have Social Communication Disorder (SCD, also known as Pragmatic Language Impairment/PLI). This research is supported by National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit Programme. Findings from…

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…

Calling all professionals

Afasic survey of professionals

Do you work professionally with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs?  Having now completed our survey of parents and carers, we now need to find out from speech and language therapists, teachers, paediatricians, researchers and others about whether they use Afasic’s services and resources, how useful they are, and how…

Parent briefings at Afasic summer transition courses

Afasic summer transition courses

A new plan to give parents more direct support, resulted in the Afasic Helpline Team or the Summer Schools Coordinator, attending most London courses and sending Afasic information to others. This gave more face to face introductions to Afasic services and enabled staff to provide tips to supporting children to start secondary. Our Helpline Team…