Non Verbal IQ Discrepancy ‘not relevant’ to Diagnosis and Impact of Language Impairment

New research confirms the high prevalence of language impairments among children starting school. The Surrey Communication and Language in Education Study (SCALES), which carried out language screening in the reception classes of just over half the schools in Surrey found that relatively low NVIQ, which has traditionally been used to exclude a diagnosis of language…

Improving the EHC Process

Recent research into parents’ experience of the new SEND system has found that, overall, they are reasonably satisfied and like the underlying philosophy behind the reforms but feel they lack sufficient information to participate fully. The research, which was commissioned by the Department for Education, also identified a number of recurring problems including: Inadequate health…

A Celebration of Speech and Language Therapy

On 6th March, speech and language therapists across Europe celebrated their profession with the 12th annual European Day of Speech and Language Therapy. We at Afasic, support children, young people and their families affected by speech, language and communication disabilities and know how important the work of SLTs is. Linda Lascelles, the CEO of Afasic…