The evidence base
Speech Bubbles Research findings
Speech Bubbles was developed in the wake of an independent cross-governmental review undertaken by John Bercow (now Speaker in the House of Commons) into speech, language and communication needs in 2008.
The review underlined the severity of the impact of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) on children’s confidence, social and emotional development, school progression and mental well-being.
This year the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and I CAN published Bercow: Ten Years On (www.bercow10yearson.com). The follow-up report shows that as many as half of all young children from areas with high social deprivation continue to have such difficulties. These put children at increased risk of a range of psychological and social problems.
Pro Bono Economics/ EY 2018
Dr Heather Price UEL 2015-17