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

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

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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 
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: 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 

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.

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

Posted on: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:04
The main focus will be an event will be an event at University College London, together with the release of new videos from RALLI (now re-branded as RADLD) online. 
NAPLIC will keep you informed as you learn more, but are encouraging members to run their own events. It might be as simple as a stall in the canteen or 5 minutes at a staff meeting.
You can join the RADLD newsletter to hear more: 
Posted on: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 13:31

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

Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 14:26

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!

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 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 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

Posted on: Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 21:23

Balanced System for SchoolsThe 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 or visit us at the NAPLIC conference

Find out more about The Balanced System® Scheme for Schools

Posted on: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:59

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.

View full conference programme
Find out more and book online

Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:47

The Whole School SEND Consortium are running their first Summit on 23rd February 2017 at The Crystal, hosted by The London Leadership Strategy.

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.

Attendees will:

  • 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: