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Posted on: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 05:57
The Communication Trust are currently looking for a new member to join the What Works Moderating Group
 
What Works is a moderated online library of evidenced interventions aiming to support children’s speech, language and communication. It enables users to make evidence informed decisions and encourages practitioners to share their own experiences of interventions in practice.
 
The Moderating Group play an important role in steering the development of What Works and setting criteria for inclusion.
 
If you are interested, view the role description (PDF) which includes details on how to apply. Deadline is Dec 1st. Find out more information about What Works on the Communication Trust's website.
 
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Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:40

Susan Ebbels has released an informative summary on Development Language Disorder (DLD), the new name for Specific Language Impairment.

Download the summary

Posted on: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:55

Specific Language Impairment's new name is Development Language Disorder or DLD.

 Dorothy Bishop has announced the new name as the outcome of the consultation exercise 'CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development. Phase 2. Terminology'

Report background:

"Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues. In the first phase, we focused on criteria for language disorder. Here we consider terminology."

Read the report

Posted on: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 07:09

We are calling on the Government to include Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) as part of any initial teacher training package. All trainee teachers should learn about SLCN so that they are able to adapt their teaching strategies and fully support their students to succeed and achieve.

Sign the petition

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Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:51

Sales of tickets for the upcoming conference in April are going well. We have agreed to extend the early bird rate until February 29th to take half term into account. Hurry and book your place!

The NAPLIC conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2016, Aston Business School, Birmingham. The conference is entitled "Exploring how spoken language underpins progress in literacy" featuring keynote speakers Dorothy Bishop ("What is SLI: Towards a consensus") and Maggie Snowling ("Risk factors for reading impairment: dyslexia and SLI").

Member booking with the early bird rate is £95 and this will increase to £130 on 1st March 2016

Non-member booking with the early bird rate is £155 and this will increase to £185 on 1st March 2016

Book online now

Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:37

Message from Glinette, current NAPLIC Chair:

I have been privileged to work with a fantastic committee who work hard and pull their weight in every way. When I leave in April there will be a space on the committee so if anybody is interested please let me know on naplic.chair@gmail.com

The committee meet about 4 times a year in London with all travel reimbursed. We meet between 11.00 and 3.00 and enjoy a good catch up with each other and do lots of networking as well as discussing NAPLIC issues. I will miss all this when I leave after about 24 years of being on the committee.

I could not have functioned nearly as well in my jobs without the contacts I made and information I gleaned from being on the committee.

The committee membership is voluntary so nobody has to do more than they have time or inclination for and nobody is pressured to do anything outside their comfort zone. Do give it some thought.

Thanks,
Glinette

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Posted on: Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 19:50

The NAPLIC conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2016, Aston Business School, Birmingham. The conference is entitled "Exploring how spoken language underpins progress in literacy" featuring keynote speakers Dorothy Bishop ("What is SLI: Towards a consensus") and Maggie Snowling ("Risk factors for reading impairment: dyslexia and SLI").

Member booking with the early bird rate is £95 and this will increase to £130 on 24 February

Non-member booking with the early bird rate is £155 and this will increase to £185 on 24 February

Book online now

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Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:30

Do you have anything you would like to share with the NAPLIC community?

We are appealing for news articles for our upcoming NAPLIC newsletters.  Perhaps you would like to share information on the following:

  • 'A day in your working life'
  • 'The development and/or outcome of your small scale research project'
  • 'Strategies that are proving to be successful'
  • 'Using commercial resources successfully
  • OR your own ideas!!

Please think about sharing your expertise and experiences with your colleagues. Email naplic.newsletter@gmail.com with any suggestions.

Final copy date for the next newsletter is Sunday 21st February 2016.

Thank you!

Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:26

Are you a Paediatric SLT? If so, do you have 5 minutes to complete a questionnaire for a research project?

Lucy Nicoll, Speech and language therapist and doctoral student-active awareness raiser of Specific Language Impairment(SLI), is capturing results for her research project.

Complete Questionnaire

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Posted on: Friday, December 4, 2015 - 13:38

The NAPLIC Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at the Aston Business School.  

The 2016 conference is titled "Exploring how spoken language underpins progress in literacy" and will keynote speakers Dorothy Bishop and Maggie Snowling.

Dorothy Bishop is a professor of Developmental Neuropsychology in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Dorothy's research is concerned with trying to understand the nature and causes of language impairments in children. Read more on the University of Oxford website

Maggie Snowling is President of St John’s College at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on children’s language and learning and she is specifically interested in the nature and causes of children’s reading difficulties and how best to ameliorate them. Read more on the University of Oxford website

Find out more
View conference programme

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Member booking (early bird rate £95)
Non-member booking (early bird rate £155)

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