All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘speech and language assessment’

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In our guest blog this month, Amelia Wesley-Holley describes how the speech and language therapy service in Hackney have embraced the new Development Language Disorder term

DLD…Welcome to Hackney! It’s been a long time coming but we finally have an agreed term for Specific Language Impairment (SLI)/ Language Learning Impairment/ Language Disorder (…the list goes on). I, for one, am keen to run with it! Thankfully, my colleagues in Hackney’s Children’s Integrated Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service feel the same. The September release of the …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Zan’s story

Below Catherine tells us about what life has been like since finding Meath School for her son, Alexander For the first two years of Alexander’s life, we watched our young son struggle to communicate with the world around him. At five, Alexander could not make any sounds on command. Never mind words or letters, sounds. An assessment and diagnosis – …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Daniel’s Story

Below Daniel’s mum, Emma, tells us about his progress since attending I CAN’s Meath School My nine year old son, Daniel, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist speech and language school – in February 2012. We first noticed that Daniel was struggling with his speech, language and communication at around 18 -20 months old. He was babbling but the …

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Gaining A Voice with Meath School: Tom’s Story

Below Victoria tells us of the progress her son Tom has made since attending I CAN’s Meath School Our son Thomas, who is now 11, started attending Meath – I CAN’s specialist school – in January 2010, when he was five and a half years old. Thomas has a rare chromosome deletion disorder called Koolen De Vries syndrome which has …

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