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  • Developmental Language Disorder - The Voice of the Children and Young People

    by Shelley Parkin — Speech and Language Therapist 02 October 2018

    On 28th April 2018, NAPLIC held its annual conference in Birmingham, drawing a host of Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals working with children and young people to its talks focusing on Developmental Language Disorder.

  • Language and Communication in the revised Early Learning Goals

    by Shelley Parkin — Speech and Language Therapist 17 September 2018

    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework was revised in June this year by the Department for Education (DfE), with redrafted Early Learning Goals.

  • National Teaching Assistant Day Friday 14th September.

    by Claire Chambers 14 September 2018

    Celebrating Teaching Assistants, Learning Support assistants, Cover Supervisors and Learning Mentors across England and Wales

  • Building a Solid Foundation for Literacy

    by Shelley Parkin — Speech and Language Therapist 31 August 2018

    Literacy, while a seemingly innocuous (although incredibly important) topic, stirs up fierce debate across the globe when it comes to which approach we should be using in schools. Here in the UK, the most widely used approach in literacy teaching is ‘Synthetic Phonics’.

  • Are EAL Descriptors useful for our bilingual children?

    by Liz Isaac 28 August 2018

    Are EAL proficiency descriptors useful for our bilingual children, and what exactly are they?

  • The impact of ‘Fake News’ on children with SLCN

    by Shelley Parkin — Speech and Language Therapist 01 August 2018

    The term ‘fake news’ has been in the media frequently in the last year, and continues to rear its ugly head, particularly on social media. Here we discuss how fake news could have an impact on children.

  • Working on Speech Sounds - A Case Study.

    by Shelley Parkin — Speech and Language Therapist 24 July 2018

    Our Speech and Language Therapist, Shelley Parkin, describes working with a child with a ‘Phonological Delay.’

  • From One TA to Another

    by Claire Chambers 21 June 2018

    Top Tips for Successful Intervention Groups. We spoke to some amazing TAs who gave us their tips for running successful intervention groups.

  • NAPLIC Conference

    by Susan McMackin 03 May 2018

    It’s that time of year again… the Annual Naplic Conference! You can guarantee it won’t be a conference that disappoints and this year was no exception. The conference committee managed the perfect matrimony between evidence-based research, experiences of practitioners and importantly the voices of young people with speech language and communication needs (SLCN).

  • Bercow 10 Years On – Part 2

    by Shelley Parkin — Speech and Language Therapist 29 March 2018

    On March 20th 2018, findings were published from an independent review into services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), 10 years on from the original Bercow Review and recommendations.