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Posted on: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 20:35
On Wednesday 28th February, The Communication Trust (TCT) have organised an information event for MPs  'Future funding of Speech, Language and Communication Needs'. It is being hosted by Lord Watson of Invergowrie, Shadow Spokesperson for Education in the House of Lords. 
 
Please send a letter to your MP to encourage them to attend.  The template is available below, please amend as appropriate and copy in Jack Williams to your email jwilliams@thecommunicationtrust.org.uk 
 
 
 Find out how to contact your local MP via: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/
 
 
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Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 13:59

The Communication Trust’s (TCT) funding from Department for Education ceases in March 2018 and they will then be forced to close. If you have benefited from TCT resources or support please take a few minutes to help them.

1. Use the template to write a letter

Download this template letter (word Doc)

Address it to Rt Hon Damien Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education
Sec-OF-STATE.PS@education.gov.uk

and copy in your MP. Find out how to contact him/her via: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/
 

2. Sign and share the petition that is on change.org

Encourage people from beyond the SLCN ‘bubble’ to sign and share also.

Sign the petition

3. Follow NAPLIC

We are using #50pforSLCN as our slogan as there are 1.4 million children and young people with SLCN in the UK and TCT budget is £650k. That is less than 50p per child. 

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Posted on: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 15:19

NAPLIC have been told that the February 2nd edition of the TES includes a major feature on Developmental Language Disorder entitled "Developmental Language Disorder: everything you need to know".

Interviewees include NAPLIC President, Professor Courtenay Norbury.

Check out www.tes.com from 2nd February 2018.

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Posted on: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 06:37

This is new organsation funding research in honor of Heaher van der Lely. 

FIRST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NEWLY ESTABLISHED FUNDING FOR RESEARCH INTO DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS (DLD)

The trust will be considering applications for up to £350,000 in the topic areas outlined below. We emphasise that those applications that closely reflect the areas outlined will be the most likely to receive funding:

  • Research into the nature of developmental language disorders (previously 'specific language impairment- SLI') and the overlap with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
  • Activities that facilitate and promote the identification of children with, or at risk for, developmental language disorders.
  • Investigations that focus on aspects of syntax, morphology & phonology in developmental language disorders, including their assessment and intervention.
  • Evaluations of the ethos and use of the Grammar and Phonology Screening (GAPS) test: e.g. the potential for children in the United Kingdom to be 'screened' for developmental language disorders and risk for reading difficulty when starting out in education.

In addition, applications on the following themes will also be welcomed:

  • Multidisciplinary collaborations and research that includes independent charities, schools & other organisations, alongside academic partners.
  • Work that highlights the needs of children (and young people) with developmental language disorders within the UK.

The first call, for first round applications of 500 words, will open at the end of January 2018 and close 30th April 2018. A shortlist of projects will be selected for full review from these by mid May 2018 (deadline end of July) with final awards made in the late Autumn 2018.

To find out more and to find details on how to apply, please visit the website www.hvdl.org.uk.  If you have any queries please email admin@hvdl.org.uk.

Follow the Trust on Twitter @HvdL_Foundation

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Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 15:32

A full programme for the NAPLIC 2018 conference, taking place on Saturday 28 April 2018, is now available online. 

As part of this exciting conference programme, Keynote Speaker Jean Gross 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.

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.

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.

FIND OUT MORE AND BOOK ONLINE
VIEW CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME (PDF)

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Posted on: Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:36

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.

FIND OUT MORE AND BOOK ONLINE

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Posted on: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 14:38

This conference is being held on Friday November 24th at Rainham in outer East London.

Download conference flyer

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Posted on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 15:25
September 22nd is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day!
 
Share your events or media coverage to be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher from Speechmark / Routledge.
 
Thanks for getting involved. Now let’s spread the word about DLD!
 
Entries close September 29th 
 
For more details on how to enter see http://bit.ly/DLDprize 
 
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Posted on: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 09:19

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

If you want to tell us about what you are planning or share what you have done, please contact us via Twitter @naplic, Facebook or email.

Together we can have an impact.
 

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Posted on: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 07:22

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.

Download Group Facilitator Brief document (PDF)

If anyone is interested or has any queries then please direct them to Bercow10@ican.org.uk

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