Sunday, September 12, 2004

Not taking it for granted

I was delighted to learn last week that one of my second year A Level students is applying to study Speech Therapy at University. I'm always delighted when students want to carry on with the best subject in the world, and this sounds a fascinating direction to go in. What with this, and having read the splendid The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time this summer, I thought we'd pause for a moment and think about people for whom language cannot be taken for granted. Food for thought, too, for those of you about to start your study of Language Acquisition for A2.

So, this week's post describes a new technique, called the Picture Exchange Communication System, which is being introduced in Britain to help young autistic children to communicate. Click on the first link to check out how 6 year old Alex Leese is getting on with it. Click on the others for related stuff.

New autistic language scheme

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

What do speech and language therapists do?


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