The BBC went on to say that, “Most children with SLIs have quite severe language problems and can spend at least 50% of their education in specialist language units, staffed by specialist teachers and speech therapists, rather than mainstream schools. The aim is to enable them to go back into mainstream primary or secondary school, and that they can achieve a level of language which allows them to function in society, get a job and lead a normal life as an adult”.
Professor Conti-Ramsden of Manchester University’s current research project is concerned with finding out what happens to these children when they become adults and it is the largest of its kind in the UK.
Here at NETwork we are passionate about the children who ‘fall through the gap’ and those teens who fell through the gap as a child. We work to equip the individual with all of the skills they need in order to thrive and be motivated in all areas, from motivation through to social skills. A really important factor in a child’s development and teen’s success is the support their family receive.
We just don’t think it is acceptable, especially the interventions are empirically proven, to allow an individual to find it hard to put sentences together, to be uncomfortable in new situations and to be anxious when having to communicate with people, particularly when this is face to face.
Ross, interviewed by the BBC, says that “he can't work out when people are being sarcastic, which has led to lots of awkward situations in the past”. The article tells us that he suffers from short-term memory loss. Most ‘memory loss’ that we encounter this is due to the individual not being taught to tact most efficiently and having a struggle in one or more areas of their tacting repertoire. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24851520
Most adults who come to us with anxiety, memory struggles and relational issues indeed have a struggle in their tact repertoire. This is why we have developed our PALS © assessment which allows us to better assess and support these types of individuals. It is not a tough assessment that needs to be completed in a clinic setting. It is completed in conjunction with the child’s parents or with the teen or adult in question. Steps are then put in to place to fill in the gaps that are found with objective, measurable interventions.
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