Postcode Lottery of Speech and Language Therapy
Schools are struggling to afford support for children with SLCN due to an unfair distribution of funding, says Anne Longfield, England’s Children’s Commissioner. Read more to find out how to make the most out of your school’s budget by supporting all of your children with SLCN.
I think a child in my class may be dyslexic - what do I do next? An interview with Rachael McMullen, Education Manager of British Dyslexia Association
I was fortunate enough to bump into Rachael McMullen at the TES North show recently. Rachael was kind enough to agree to an interview with me.
Here she talks about immediate strategies that schools can put in place, to support their children that they have concerns about.
What is Auditory Processing Disorder? How may it affect learning?
An excerpt from our article in The Link about Auditory Processing. If you want to talk to Dr Dilys and ask questions, why not sign up to her free Skype session.
Narrowing the WORD Gap
There is a considerable body of evidence now to show how children’s early oral language skills are influenced by their home language, with children from low income families more at risk of poorly developed vocabulary compared to peers from more affluent homes. The negative impact of poor vocabulary on later attainment has been the subject of media attention over the last year or two and championed by the BBC’s Word Gap Strategy.