Let's talk about language

NTU and the national charity Afasic recently came together to host an event for teachers and parents to talk about language development and impairment.

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Nottingham Trent University and the national charity Afasic recently came together to host an event for teachers and parents to talk about language development and impairment.

This informal event aimed to promote speech and language therapies, recent research findings in the language impairment and literacy fields, upcoming research projects as well as the work of Afasic. During the event, parents and teachers had the chance to ask questions about how best they can support children who find it hard to talk or understand language.

Dr Rebecca Larkin, a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University specialising in children's language and literacy development, said of the event: 'This has been a fantastic opportunity for parents, teachers and professionals to come together and share their thoughts and experiences on children's language difficulties. We hope to build on this success and host similar events in the future.'

Saoradh Favier from Afasic said, 'Afasic is always keen to establish links with local parents and professionals involved in supporting children with speech, language and communication needs. Featuring a Q&A session with our helpline manager, 'Let's talk about language!' gave Afasic a great platform to raise awareness and promote our services'.

Afasic is a national charity that supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

The Specific Language Impairment Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University also attended the event. The research unit carries out cutting edge research in language development and has been funded by The Leverhulme Trust and British Academy.

Let's talk about language

Published on 21 July 2014
  • Category: School of Social Sciences

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