This Specific language impairment (SLI) Handbook is a book written by I Can and Afasic that explains what a specific language impairment (SLI) is. This book is for parents of children with specific language impairment (SLI). It outlines what children and young people struggle with and describes the type of support that children and young people with SLI need. It also illustrates how SLI is different to other speech, language and communication needs.
The book will help guide parents through what is a complex difficulty, outlining how to get a diagnosis and secure the right support for their child at nursery or school. It also signposts organisations who can offer help and support. Although primarily written with parents in mind, this book will also be useful for teachers and early years staff to better identify and support children and young people in their care who have SLI.