All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sli’

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Mary Hartshorne, I CAN Head of Evidence, explains how children with Developmental Language Disorder learn differently and hopes that a new term will help raise awareness of this condition

Last month in our I CAN staff meeting, I asked people from across departments to think back to before they joined I CAN. There were people from our fund raising department, the business team, our media and press teams – as well as finance and admin staff. I asked for a show of hands: ‘how many had heard of Autism …

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Talk To Me

New books available on I CAN’s shop: Talk to Me review

Talk to Me is written by a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome and this book provides practical strategies for developing communication skills based on her family’s real-life experiences. As a mother struggling to engage her son in conversation the author describes an interesting approach she developed for tackling conversation skills. The first part of the book looks at …

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I CAN Help Combined

What is Specific Language Impairment?

My child has been diagnosed and I want to know how I can get help for him. Specific Language Impairment (or SLI as it is often called) is a term that is used to describe difficulties with learning and using language. Children are described as having SLI when they are as clever as other children their age, but they struggle …

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What is specific language impairment?

Specific Language Impairment (or SLI as it is often called) is a term that is used to describe difficulties with learning and using language. Children are described as having SLI when they are as clever as other children their age, but they struggle to understand and use language to communicate and learn. Sometimes children can have speech, language and communication …

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Summary of a debate on Specific Language Impairment

Last Thursday a debate on Specific Language Impairment (SLI) took place at Moor House School in Surrey. Participants were given food for thought from an eminent panel  of researchers, each giving a different view of the diagnosis, definition, and intervention for SLI. Dr Courtenay Norbury from Royal Holloway, University of London spoke about criteria for communication disorders, Professor Dorothy Bishop …

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