research round up

Research Round Up – March 2019

Since October 2018, there have been several key reports: Early Intervention Foundation Key competencies in early cognitive development: Things, people, numbers and words (December 2018) Building on two recent EIF reviews, Foundations for Life and Language as a child well-being indicator, this report reiterates the importance of children’s early language, and adds three other competencies associated with future success: understanding …

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Breaking Down Barriers in Speech, Language and Communication

‘Best Start In Life’ Programme Manager at Public Health England (PHE) Alison Morton lays out the partnership between the Department for Education (DFE) and the PHE and how they are supporting the work of Bercow: Ten Years On in tackling speech, communication and language barriers. Two years ago, the Early Intervention Foundation published a powerful review of the evidence on early language …

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Channelling Her Dreams for I CAN – Juliet’s Story

We were thrilled to hear that Speech and Language Therapist Juliet Finnis wanted to swim the English Channel for I CAN! In the run-up to this massive challenge, we spoke to Juliet about her hopes for the swim and how she helps children with speech and language communication needs in her life. What was the inspiration behind your desire to …

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Using Brain Imaging to Study Language Development

By Saloni Krishnan Our ability to communicate with others is something we often take for granted. Yet, having language allows us to talk about the things we are experiencing, as well as what we have experienced in the past and what we want to happen in the future. Language gives us access to knowledge that others have, through conversations, reading, …

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Life as an Occupational Therapist at Dawn House School

Occupational Therapists (OT) do life-changing and important work for children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN). Two OTs at our Dawn House School, Lucy Geden and Sophie Cockell talk about what a regular day in the life of an OT entails! The Occupational Therapy team at Dawn House School consists of two Occupational Therapists and three Occupational Therapy Assistants. …

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