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Booking has now opened for the NAPLIC Conference and AGM 2017

The NAPLIC Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 6 May 2017 Conference Aston Meeting Suites, Aston University, Birmingham

Confirmed speakers include Pamela Snow, Debbie Gooch and Caroline Bowen. The conference will be of interest to teachers and SENCOs, teaching assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, advisory teachers for SLCN, educational psychologists and LA Advisors

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Early bird booking rates for the NAPLIC 2015 conference extended until 30th March

Early bird booking discount has now been extended for NAPLIC's Conference and AGM 2015.  

The conference, which will be held on 16th May at the University of Warwick, is titled 'SEND reforms and SLCN: Good practice to support children and families'. Speakers include Christine Lenehan (Director, Council for Disabled Children) and Anne Fox (Director, The Communication Trust) Professor Sue Roulstone (University of the West of England and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit) and Marie Gascoigne (Better Communication CIC).

The conference will also feature a choice of relevant and informative seminars which support recent legislation about working with parents, pupil voice and local offers.

This conference will be of particular interest to teachers and SENCOs, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists, advisory teachers for SLCN, educational psychologists and LA Advisors.

Book online now to take advantage of the reduced early bird rate (members £95, non-members £155) until 30th March 2015.

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NAPLIC 2014 Conference and AGM details announced

NAPLIC's 2014 AGM and conference, titled SLI: Outcomes and Impact, will take place on Saturday 10th May 2014 at Aston University, Birmingham

The conference will include the following Keynote Speakers:

  • Marie Gascoigne Better Communication CIC
    Supporting children and young people with SLCN in schools: Setting standards to deliver outcomes
     
  • Anne Haywood Specialist SEND Consultant, The Anne Haywood Consortium
    Measuring the impact of therapy and other interventions on pupil, staff and organisational outcomes: practical ways to make it happen and make it stick in schools and other settings!
     
  • Mary Hartshorne Director of Outcomes and Information, I CAN
    Measuring the impact of whole school support for children and young people with SLCN: A workable approach
     
  • Yvonne Wren Senior Research Speech and Language Therapist, Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit/NIHR Research Fellow
    What Works for children with SLI: understanding the ‘What Works’ database and its contribution to intervention
     

There will also be presentations by staff from specialist SLI teams.

Online booking will be open soon, with Member’s early booking rate (prior to 10th March 2014) held at the 2010 price - £95 (rising to £125 after this date) non-members booking prior to 10th March 2014 at £150 (£180 after this date).

NAPLIC's conferences will be of interest to Teachers and SENCOs, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, Advisory Teachers for SLCN, Educational Psychologists and LA Advisors

If anyone has any queries about the conference please contact Carol Lingwood on 01273 381009 or email carol.lingwood@btopenworld.com

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NAPLIC 2017 Conference announced

NAPLIC 2017 Conference will be on Saturday May 6th at Aston University in Birmingham.

The title this year is 'The impact of language on behaviour, mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.'

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NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2014 Summary - SLI: Outcomes and Impact

Our conference 2014 entitled SLI - Outcomes and Impact, held at Aston, Birmingham on 10th was attended by 150 people, at least 90 of whom were Naplic members as seen by the attendance at the AGM in the middle of the day.

The conference opened with Marie Gascoigne introducing The Balanced System Scheme for Schools. Naplic is supporting this and has given a grant to assist with the development of the specialist stage.

This was followed by Anne Hayward, who shared her experiences in a lively and thought provoking way, of working in a variety of establishments and settings to measure the impact of therapy and interventions.

Between Refreshment and Lunch delegates were entertained by a very hands on demonstration of how to engage learners via story telling given by Pam Cosh and Charley Bamford from Meath School, followed by a pertinent account of the support service in Surrey given by Cheryl Dyer and Belinda Griffin.

Lunch was an absolutely delicious 2 course buffet and an exhibition of resources was available throughout the day.

The day continued with a description from Yvonne Wren of the What Works database, including how resources are rated and how we can add to the database.

Mary Hartshorne then gave a lively and informative session on measuring impact, the pitfalls and solutions. Naplic’s President, Kate Ripley, concluded the day with a question and answer plenary session.

The whole day ran smoothly thanks to a dedicated committee who work brilliantly as a team, and thanks also to the friendly and helpful venue staff. Feedback has been very positive and emails have been flying ever since with ideas and suggestions, queries and comments.

All in all, a fruitful day, full of food for thought as well as excellent food for the mouth! Next year, the conference will focus on the Balanced System Scheme for Schools. Marie asked for pilot schools who will begin using the system in September 2014 so there will be plenty to report.

Glinette Woods (Chair)

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NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2015 papers now available to download

Papers from the NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2015 conference are now available to download from the website for a limited period.

The conference papers can be downloaded as PDFs until September include those from Professor Sue Roulstone, (University of the West of England and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit), Dr Rosalind Merrick (Speech & Language Therapist and Associate Tutor for the London Institute of Education, University College London), Amy Duck (Speech & Language Therapist), Pip St John (Consultant Teacher SLCN, Language For Life Partnership) and Allison Pickup (Year 4 classroom teacher and Language, Literacy and Communication Leader), Rachel Reid and Nicola Cuthbert-Brown (Paediatric Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) and Linda Lascelles (Chief Executive, Afasic).

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NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2015 Summary - SEND reforms and SLN: Good practice to support children and families

This conference (my second as chair) went smoothly and was well received.

Thanks to Stephen Parsons, Anna Rhodes and various others  for tweeting on the day, keeping all those unfortunate enough not to be able to attend in the loop.

The day opened with Christine Lenehan and Anne Fox who gave an animated and informative address 'Achieving the best outcomes for children and young people with SLCN in the reformed SEND system.' As at least 5 of the feedback comments said 'effective start the day - got everyone to the same place' and many others felt a 'Breath of fresh air! Open, honest/balanced, passionate and articulate, engaging, clear.'

This was followed by Professor Sue Roulstone with a session entitled ‘Seeking children’s perspectives: Responding to the SEND challenge.’ Many people commented with  ‘Excellent! Thought-provoking and enlightening.’

After some refreshments we then chose workshops from Dr Rosalind Merrick (Speech & Language Therapist and Associate Tutor for the London Institute of Education, University College London), Amy Duck (Speech & Language Therapist), Pip St John (Consultant Teacher SLCN, Language For Life Partnership) and Allison Pickup (Year 4 classroom teacher and Language, Literacy and Communication Leader), Rachel Reid and Nicola Cuthbert-Brown (Paediatric Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) and Linda Lascelles (Chief Executive, Afasic).

There followed a buffet lunch and the GM

The afternoon was run by Marie Gascoigne and some of the schools she has been working with on the Balanced System  for Schools. The comments were very varied but here are  a few:

  • brought the mapping tool to life (2)
  • helped understanding how current practice can be mapped/ gaps identified /systematic (2)
  • Great team of support from participating schools
  • great to have real examples to illustrate how it's going in pilot schools (16)
  • inspiring, lively 92)
  • excellent (3) to explore the power of this tool which celebrates school ownership of desire to improve SDLC in outcomes for themselves in partnership with other workforce
  • new to me that very motivated to find out more about this area

Thanks to all the committee for helping organise this year’s conference – in particular Pip St John who has put together the delegate folders and Derek Burgeon who has assisted in the headache over the finances. We have continued to work with Carol Lingwood who does the technical organisation of the conference so efficiently. We are running at a loss for this conference, a first in my memory, so will need to look at the reasons why and be careful in our planning for next year. However, plans are already under way for a day conference in 2016 at Aston (so the hot mid-day sit down  meal will be back!!!) on April 23rd, so put the date in your diaries.

Glinette Woods (Chair)

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NAPLIC Conference 2017 - full programme now anounced

The full programme has now been announced for NAPLIC's Conference and AGM, taking place on 6 May 2017.

The conference is entitled 'The impact of language on behaviour, mental health and wellbeing on children and young people' and will be held in the Aston Meeting Suites, Aston University, Birmingham.

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NAPLIC Conference 2017 extras

Following on from the conference we have some extras for you.

First of all is a free trial membership offer. This allows existing NAPLIC members to invite a colleague of a different profession to join NAPLIC. So help us to grow the membership and develop MDT practice. Act fast as the forms need to be returned by Friday 7th July 2017.

Download the NAPLIC free trial membership form (DOC)

Secondly, a number of conference attendees asked about a paper that Pamela Snow mentioned in her talk. She has sent us the link, and as it is free access. Another NAPLIC freebie! 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740916300536

You may have noticed that we rushed through the AGM quite quickly. Quite rightly it has been pointed out that we gave the impression that the committee is a 'closed shop'. We most definitely are not it was just that we do not have any vacancies at the moment. There may be more in the coming year, so please email naplic.chair@gmail.com if you are interested. It is a fun and rewarding role.

The conference really was a great learning opportunity. If you are interested in writing a short reflection for the newsletter, Anna Rhodes, our editor will gratefully receive it. It might be a change in practice, an inspiration or your personal take on the event. Other members are interested in reading such articles, so email Anna via naplic.info@gmail.com and she can give you some guidance. 

We are making plans for an even bigger conference next year, so look forward to seeing you at #naplic18

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NAPLIC Conference 2018 bookings now open - hurry, early bird discount available

Booking has now opened for the NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2018. Entitled "Developmental Language Disorder: Making change happen", the conference will take place at the Conference Aston Meeting Suites, Aston University, Birmingham on Saturday 28 April 2018.

We are delighted to announce that Jean Gross will be the key note speaker for our 2018 conference. She will be feeding back about the Bercow 10 years on review.

This will be followed by examples of good practice and resources for you to make change happen within your local area.

It will leave all who attend inspired and equipped to make changes!

Early bird booking rates are £99 for a member and £160 for a non member (these finish on 31st January 2018).

Online booking is preferred, however if you experience any difficulty please download a Word copy of our booking form. Registration after 31st January: £130 for a member and £185 for a non-member.

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