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