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ELCISS aims to enhance language and communication in secondary school children with primary language and communication impairment through narrative/storytelling and vocabulary enrichment.


Previous ELCISS events. For the latest news, please visit the homepage.

June 2010: ELCISS at Child Language Seminar Conference

The ELCISS research team attended the Child Language Seminar Conference, which took place at City University, London on the 23rd and 24th of June, 2010. The team presented a paper on the 24th of June on the outcomes of the ELCISS research programme - An effectiveness study: enhancing language in adolescents with language impairments through two intervention programmes - narrative and vocabulary enrichment.

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June 2010: Speech, Language and Communication Needs Conference

Dr Victoria Joffe presented at the Speech, Language and Communication Needs conference in June 2010. The conference aimed to provide the very latest information on the Government's national plans for SLCN.

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January 2008 : Hong Kong education visitors to ELCISS project

Hong Kong visit

Three delegates from The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Education Bureau visited Victoria Joffe and the ELCISS team at City University to find out more information about the ELCISS programme.

The main reason for their visit was to find out more details about the 'Enhancing Language Research Project' that took place in secondary schools in Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham.

The three delegates consisted of two speech and language therapists and one specialist teacher. They had a specific interest in exploring how we ran the project, our collaboration with the schools and the content of the assessment and intervention sessions.

They visited the research team in the Division of Language and Communication Science at City University, as well as visiting some of the secondary schools in the boroughs that were participating in the project. They looked at the intervention materials and observed the teaching assistants conducting the intervention. They also were given the opportunity to talk with teachers, students and parents about the ELCISS programme.