Afasic Cymru

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Written By: The Editor on 3 February 2017
Afasic cymru - ALN survey

The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill. Survey for families, parents and carers The National Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee are looking at the Welsh Government’s proposal for a new law: the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill. This survey is a chance for you to tell Assembly Members […]

Written By: The Editor on 12 February 2016
Meadowbank school closure consultation dates

Meadowbank School in Cardiff is the only special school of its kind in Wales which provides day education for primary aged pupils who have statements of special educational needs for their severe and specific Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Meadowbank was earmarked for closure in July 2017 but due to the overwhelming responses to […]

Written By: The Editor on 24 February 2017
ALN Bill easy read in English and Welsh - Afasic Cymru

An easy read explanation in English and Welsh of the Additional Learning Needs & Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill is now available at the links below: ALN Bill easy read – English ALN Bill easy read – Welsh You can read more about the ALN Bill and keep up to date with any developments on our […]

Written By: The Editor on 20 February 2017
Dorothy Bishops talks about Developmental Language Disorder - Afasic

In this recording of the 2016/7 IJLCD Winter lecture, Dorothy Bishop introduces the new term DLD (Developmental Language Disorder) and explains why it should replace SLI (Specific Language Impairment). In her role as Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, Dorothy specialises in the study of language impairments in children and is a […]

Written By: Sarah McCulloch on 10 February 2017
Afasic Cymru - Sarah McCulloch's blog

I have been looking at various articles on the Words for Life website by the National Literacy Trust. The information looks at how to help children read out aloud and helping them with technology and a range of other relevant topics. If you’d like to read more then please come over to my blog. Go […]

Written By: The Editor on 10 February 2017
Afasic Cymru - February half term clubs and activities - 2017

There’s plenty going on in North Wales during the February half term break. A playscheme for children which aims to get youngsters involved in experiencing the outdoors and learning about woodlands and forests. There’s also other family-friendly activities going on in your local library. To find out more, please see the bilingual poster below:

Written By: The Editor on 7 February 2017
Afasic Tongue Twister Challenge

The Afasic Tongue Twister Challenge is a fun and simple way to raise awareness of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). The idea for this challenge came from the children at Backstage Youth Group in North Wales, which is run in partnership with Tape Community Music and Film. You can get involved by following these […]