Bridging the word gap at transition: The Oxford Language Report – a response by Speech & Language Link
Kate Freeman. consultant - speech and language in education responds to the recent Oxford Language Report - “Bridging the Word Gap at Transition”.
Does speech, language and communication needs really decrease with age?
The latest DfE report on SEN Statistics is out and our SaLT Louise Bingham has been wading through the stats to find out what this means for children with SLCN.
Spotlight on autism around the world: Oasis School in Pakistan
In just 10 years, Oasis School has changed the landscape of Autism Education in Pakistan. They have forged a unique combination of relationships with Facebook, Pakistan’s celebrities, and the founders of the SCERTS Model and the TEACCH framework to create a vision of a more inclusive society in Pakistan.
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.
Speech and language while you shop?
It had been reported that well-meaning companies such as Clarks are paying for 6,500 of their staff to be trained in talking to children, in the hope that by engaging children in conversation while they are trying on shoes, their language skills will improve (and it won’t harm public relations either).