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Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

Detecting Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children

Mabel L Rice analyses the cause of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and the need to identify it early on in children to provide a solution.
language skills

Mind the word gap: The difference in poor children’s language skills

Mary Hartshorne, Head of Evidence at I CAN explains the difference in poor children’s language skills when it comes to closing the word gap
baby learning

Boom in baby learning means future looks bright 

The early years of a child’s life are some of the most important when it comes to their development, and new research has revealed that parents are more proactive with baby learning than ever before
Maternal education

Maternal education and Specific Language Impairment in children: Not a robust relationship

It has long been held that a mother’s education is a key factor in the development of their child’s language. However, the link may not be as strong as previously thought, writes Mabel L Rice

Speech, language and communication: Forgotten skills?

Mary Hartshorne asks if speech, language and communication are forgotten skills and gives a compelling response to this intriguing thought
early years education

Multimillion investment in early years education

Education Secretary sets his vision to support a child's early years education, in his first major speech on social mobility
Child Language Doctoral Program

Growing up with Specific Language Impairment

Growing up with Specific Language Impairment can impact a child's development in a number of ways. Professor Mabel Rice of the University of Kansas discusses the issues.
speech, language and communication needs

What next for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs?

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence shares her thoughts on the report Bercow: Ten Years On and the next steps for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
children and young people with SLCN

Bercow: Ten Years On: The experiences of children and young people with SLCN

I CAN detail how their new independent report presents a real and updated picture of the experiences of children and young people with SLCN and their families, ten years on from The Bercow Report
integrated britain

New government action to create stronger, more integrated Britain

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today (14 March) set out an ambitious long-term plan of action create a stronger, more integrated Britain
Child Language Doctoral Program

Child Language Doctoral Program at the University of Kansas

The Child Language Doctoral Program (CLDP) is moving in new directions! The Child Language Doctoral Program's long-standing interdisciplinary doctoral program has a legacy of preparing researchers in child language and language impairments in a way that bridges knowledge of language acquisition, children’s language impairments, developmental psychology, and linguistics. The programme is...

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