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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.

Victoria L. Joffe

Senior Lecturer in developmental speech, language and communication impairment, principal investigator on the ELCISS research programme.

Qualifications: B.A. (Honours) Speech and Hearing Therapy (Witwatersrand, S.A.) Cum Laude; L.T.C.L. ( Licentiate Teacher) Speech and Drama (Trinity College, London); D.Phil (Experimental Psychology) (Oxon).

Selected Conferences:

  • Joffe, V.L. (2012). Narrative Approaches in Speech and Language Therapy. Primary Care 2012 Conference. 23-24th May 2010 NEC, Birmingham.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2011). Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? Profiling and enhancing language and communication in secondary school students with SLCN. BDA 8th International Conference, Harrogate, 2-4 June 2011.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2011). Facilitating training and enhancing knowledge, skills and awareness of speech, language and communication within the current economic climate. Speechmark Speech and Language Conference.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2011). SLCN in older children and young adults: lessons learned and ways forward. Lost for Words: Lost for Life Conference. City University.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2011). Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? Profiling and enhancing language and communication in secondary school students with SLCN. BDA 8th International Conference, Harrogate, 2-4 June 2011.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2011). Enhancing language and communication in secondary school through two intervention programmes: narrative and vocabulary enrichment. RCSLT conference: Communication across the boundaries - Evidencing collaborative practice in schools: Together towards improvement.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2010). Profiling and enhancing the language abilities of secondary school students with language and communication difficulties. Invited keynote address: 11th colloque de logopédie. Langage et identité à l'adolescence. 11-12th November, 2010 University of Neutrich, Switzerland.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2010). Achieving effective collaborative working practices to meet the needs of pupils with SLCN in secondary school. Invited keynote address: Speech, Language and Communication Needs Conference. 23rd June, 2010, London.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2010). Practical strategies for encouraging students to become active, independent and evaluative learners. Speech, Language and Communication Needs Conference. 23rd June, 2010, London.
  • Joffe, V.L.; Dean, E., Madhani. N., Kotta, E.; Parker, F. (2009). Enhancing Language and Communication in Secondary School through Two Intervention Programmes: Narrative and Vocabulary Enrichment. RCSLT Scientific Conference. Partners in progress: Spreading the word. 17th - 18th March 2009, London.
  • Joffe, V.L.; Revelas, E., Dean, E. and Madhani. N. (2009b). The Knowledge, awareness and experiences of secondary school teaching assistants. RCSLT Scientific Conference. Partners in progress: Spreading the word. 17th - 18th March 2009, QE II Conference Centre, Westminster, London.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2009). What teachers want and need to know about enhancing speech, language and communication in the classroom. The Communication Trust Conference. London. May, 2009.
  • Joffe, V.L. and Dean, E. (2009). Exploring the role of narratives in the assessment of language and communication in schools. National Association of Professionals concerned with language impairment in children. May 2009.
  • Joffe, V.L., Dean, E., Kotta, E., Parker, F. and Madhani, M. (2008). Profiles of language ability in secondary school students with language impairments: perspectives from students, teachers and parents. XI International Congress for the Study Of Child Language (IASCL): Edinburgh, 28 July - 1 August.
  • Joffe, V.L., Dean, E.,Kotta, E., Parker, F. and Madhani, M. (2008). Enhancing language and communication in secondary school children with language impairment through narrative and vocabulary enrichment.XI International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL): Edinburgh, 28 July - 1 August.

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