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Growing up with a speech and language impairment - conference

posted 24 Oct 2008, 12:16 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 24 Oct 2008, 12:18 ]
6 November,

James Watt Centre, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

The long-term impact of speech and language impairments on children and young people has implications for the complex relationships between
speech and language development, behaviour, social disadvantage and mental health. Good communication skills are central to individual life chances and crucial to the social and economic well-being of 21st century society. Children and young people affected by this hidden disability face multiple disadvantages and challenge current provision of services to respond to their needs.

This conference will consider: the implications for young people with SLI in the 21st century, developing practice post primary, the mental health perspective, the links between SLI, behaviour and youth offending, developing resilience in families and the whole child perspective.

Further information and booking form available online at: or email