September 22nd is Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day.
RADLD (formerly RALLI) are driving the campaign, but we need more people on the bus!
Free downloadable resources are here: http://naplic.org.uk/resources/dld so make use of them to raise awareness of DLD in your school or service.
There are more films to be released by RADLD so keep an eye on https://www.youtube.com/radld
There is also an event at UCL. We'll be live tweeting from there so make sure you also follow us @naplic
Together we can have an impact.
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and I CAN are inviting applications for a commission to conduct focus groups with children and young people as part of the Bercow: Ten Years On review.
The report will provide information about the current landscape for children and young people with SLCN, making recommendations for future action to ensure their needs are a high priority for the current and future governments.
ICAN are looking to commission someone to take the role of facilitator of the children and young people focus groups. More information can be found at Bercow 10 years on.
If anyone is interested or has any queries then please direct them to Bercow10@ican.org.uk
This conference offers a full programme of papers, posters and exhibition of AAC for all ages and conditions.
The keynote speaker will be Bronwyn Helmsley (Aus).
Full conference and day places available.
Find out more at http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/conference
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
The Balanced System® Scheme for Schools is now taking entries for September 2017.
To book your school on the scheme and to find out more information go to https://www.thebalancedsystem.org/schools/ or visit us at the NAPLIC conference
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.
The Whole School SEND Summit will bring together new and established voices to discuss SEND in an innovative and discursive format. The aim is to utilise the experience and expertise of everyone in the room - school leaders, teachers, SENDCos, parents, young people and third sector organisations - in order to develop thinking and practice in SEND, and create a lasting, collaborative community dedicated to improving outcomes for children with SEND.
- Contribute to and learn from a series of quickfire table discussions on key issues in SEND provision, led by practitioners including Principal of Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre Vijita Patel, Director of SEND at the London Leadership Strategy David Bartram OBE, and Director of Education at National Education Trust Simon Knight
- Access a showcase of educational tools and services from some of the leading SEND organisations in the UK, all of whom will be offering part or all of their service for free
- Input to significant SEND projects in the later stages of their development, including the MITA project led by Rob Webster and UCL and the SEND Review tool for classroom teachers developed by Simon Knight and National Education Trust
- Have the opportunity to troubleshoot questions and dilemmas during our lunchtime surgeries - one on one, confidential chats with experienced SEND practitioners
- Hear from the Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families Edward Timpson, MP
- Join a trusted network of SEND experts, supported by a lasting online platform which members can use to share expertise and best practice, ask for support, access resources and contribute to the development of ongoing SEND projects and practice
Together we will strive to unlock solutions and cascade good practice in SEND provision.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whole-school-send-summit-tickets-30517710293?aff=newsletter
The It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop takes place in London on Feb 13-15, 2017.
This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language therapists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay.
Space is Limited and these workshops fill quickly!
For more information or to register: