At the start of this month (February 2016) The Communication Trust published a report that we had been commissioned by them to do. We worked with six schools and heard from 54 children and over 100 parents. The report is available on-line at this link, where you can access the full report and the executive summary free of charge:
Dr Yvonne Wren from the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit and University of Bristol visited the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Communities Rural and Distance Education Unit on Thursday 26th November. She demonstrated the Phoneme Factory software designed for teachers and assistants to support children with speech sound difficulties.
The Communication Trust have announced the release of a new resource available to support the commissioning of services for children and young people with SLCN. This resource is based on the findings of the landmark Better Communication Research Programme commissioned following th
Primary speech and language impairments affect 7.4% of primary school children. Early intervention by speech and language therapists (SLTs) is crucial to lessen their impact on these children’s life chances; however, there is wide variation in how families are assessed and interventions implemented.
'The Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit were pleased to welcome Dr Linda Hand from University of Auckland, New Zealand. During her visit Linda gave a talk about her work entitled: Communication Difficulties and Vulnerable Young People and the Law in NZ: A view from 'Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ'".