All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bercow: Ten Years On’

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Change for good – Let’s change the system

We know that to make the biggest difference, we need to bring about systemic change that will serve and support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) for years to come. Mary Hartshorne explores… It will soon be six months since I CAN the children’s communication charity and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists …

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Bob Third Sector 1

Parents of children who can’t communicate need support, not criticism

I CAN CEO, Bob Reitemeier, reflects on government plans to close the early years’ communication gap. Yesterday’s speech on Social Mobility by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, was very important on many fronts. It is a welcomed confirmation by the Government of the critical importance of both language and literacy for children. It represents a long-term, ten-year …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Communication is Crucial!

This was the title of the first chapter in the original Bercow report, written in 2008 by John Bercow. It is also the first chapter in the follow up report Bercow: Ten Years On: an independent review of provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) – launched on March 20th this year. So what …

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research round up

Research Round Up – June 2018

Oxford University Press Why Closing the Word Gap Matters starts off with a survey carried out on over 1,300 teachers. Over half of those surveyed reported that at least 40% of their pupils lacked the vocabulary to access their learning. 69% of primary school teachers and over 60% of secondary schoolteachers believed the word gap to be increasing. Although this …

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NAPLIC

Naplic 2018 Conference – The best bits!

Mary Hartshorne reflects on this year’s Naplic conference. 270 delegates all enthusiastic about developmental language disorder, 15 exhibitors, a quality agenda mixing theory with practice, a sense of anticipation and excitement – what have you got? One of the highlights of my year… The 2018 NAPLIC conference ‘Developmental Language Disorder: Making Change Happen It was a wet weekend at the …

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