‘Little progress’ on speech and language support in past decade

Parents face much the same problems as they did 10 years ago in terms of accessing support for children with speech, language and communication needs, a study has found. A report by I Can and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists found that the momentum generated by the government-commissioned 2008 review led by John Bercow MP had not been sustained. The original Bercow report found that in 2008 some 77 per cent of parents and carers said information on children and young people’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) was hard to obtain. The new Bercow: 10 Years On report found that slightly more (78 per cent) parents and carers feel that way now. Read more.

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