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…

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…