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Friday, 2 May 2014

New video - unsuspected language difficulties

We support the RALLI campaign and we mentioned it in our last magazine, The Link Issue 2.

This new video presented by Professor Dorothy Bishop, another video in the RALLI series, discusses hidden language difficulties, and why they can be difficult to spot.

"The bottom line message is that we need to be alert to hidden language disability" D.Bishop

Dorothy Bishop tells us about some striking research which found that 4 out of 10 children who had been referred to Child Psychiatric Clinics had a Language Impairment that had not been suspected.

We talk a lot about the difficulty of identifying comprehension (understanding of language) problems in our Language Link training. We discuss the importance of checking understanding of language and identifying these hidden difficulties early so that these pupils can be supported as soon as possible.

RALLI - Raising awareness of language learning impairments.

Sarah Wall, Speech and Language Therapist

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