Afasic Cymru

Supporting parents with children who have difficulties talking and understanding.

HELPLINE: 0300 666 9410

Key points about SLCN

Key points about SLCN for parents

Key points about slcn

  • Around 6% of children starting school have SLCN – that’s an average of 2 in every classroom.
  • 1 child in 500 (0.2%) has a severe, long-term difficulty, likely to affect them throughout their lives.
  • Parents can self-refer to speech and language therapy.
  • Parents have a legal right to request a statutory assessment (the process that must, in law, precede the issuing of a statement).

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Just a quick note to say thank you so very much for all this fantastic information and your very quick response to my email. It is certainly helping to make me feel more in control and confident of my son’s condition.