As a result, the respective operations presented differences in the tested SLCN
parameters, which point at possible occurrence of malpractice.
are transient and children will 'catch up' if they get the right support at the right time.
But the most sobering statistic of all is that more than half of children in disadvantaged areas have SLCN
that needs specialist therapy and without early intervention, this will hold them back throughout their lives.
"We hope the report will encourage more academics to research into why more pupils are starting school with SLCN
It is holding an event entitled Communication Counts on Thursday, June 23 at Cardiff City Hall to celebrate The National Year of Communication and to raise awareness of SLCN
To date, the awards have celebrated the work of over 120 teams and a wide range of individuals, including young people with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN
If young people's SLCN
is not addressed then a significant number will go on to develop antisocial behaviour which can lead to truancy and expulsion from school.
The 'Better Communication' research programme, the largest ever programme of research into children's SLCN
and services in the UK, also suggests that a black child is almost twice as likely to be designated as having SLCN
than a white British pupil.
The connection between special needs and literacy teachers is highlighted in the large proportion of special needs children that have some form of speech language or communication needs (SLCN
AFASIC Cymru is a charity supporting children and young adults who have Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN
It plans to appoint a 'champion' to raise awareness of SLCN
issues, develop initiatives and organise the National Year of Speech, Language and Communication.
is often used as an umbrella term for Speech, Language and Communication Needs.