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Trouble TalkingTrouble Talking
Our research looks at changing policy and practice for the language delayed child.
Our work on speech language and communication needs has extended the range and quality of evidence in this field.
It is informing high level policy makers. It has helped in setting up an accessible database. This is having impact on the practice of a range of different professionals.
It has contributed to a new programme of work, which has produced positive outcomes for:
- young people
It is an evidence base to secure charity funding for a third sector organisation.
Comprehensive Aphasia TestComprehensive Aphasia Test
The Comprehensive Aphasia Test is a unique clinical assessment for people with aphasia.
- assessment of language
- cognitive skills
- consideration of the wider effects of aphasia on people’s lives
On publication, it filled a gap in provision. It provided a short but comprehensive assessment based on current theoretical understanding.
It is now used by speech and language therapists nationally and internationally.
It directs further assessment and informs diagnosis and treatment. It is of great benefit to people with aphasia.
It has become the assessment of choice when investigating language difficulties and lesion sites.
High ability children in poor parts TanzaniaHigh ability children in poor parts Tanzania
We're helping high ability children in poor parts of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Education in developing countries is critical. Bright children in poor areas are not recognised. But radical change is happening through our Development Frontiers research.
We have developed a sustainable and scalable method of identifying high ability children. We support and mentor these children allowing them to peer teach others.
They feedback the skills they have learned through the project into their own communities. It’s an innovative step with impact that engenders quality education for all.
Managing people with ParkinsonsManaging people with Parkinsons
We're influencing practice in the management of people with Parkinson’s disease.
The underpinning research delivered the first concrete and specific insights into service organisation, content and provision for people with Parkinson’s.
The research has been able to influence and inform government and professional body aims, policies and guidelines. It's also informed educational and clinical practice.
The research contributes to the wellbeing of people with Parkinson's here and across Europe.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder. It affects about 6.3 million people worldwide. That includes 1.2 million people across Europe and 120,000 people in the UK.
Most experience negative changes to their voice, speech, language and swallowing.
Low Cost Private SchoolsLow Cost Private Schools
We've helped improve educational opportunities for the poor in developing countries.
Our research and research-based advocacy has changed policy, awareness and understanding and raised investment.
Low-cost private schools were not on the radar as contributing to 'education for all'. The E.G. West Centre’s research changed that position.
Since 2008, the research has led to changing awareness, attitudes and policies.
It's led to a positive development role for low-cost private schools. This is from international agencies such as Department for International Development and national governments.
The research has also inspired philanthropists and investors. They've brought funding and expertise to improve opportunities for children in these schools.
The reach of the research has extended to 20 countries in five continents. These include:
- Burkina Faso
- Dominican Republic
Extended SchoolsExtended Schools
Extended schools research has contributed to debate and policy-making in the UK.
It's also had an impact in countries in Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Our research has strongly informed English government policy since 2008. Extended schools have gone on to address the impact of disadvantage on educational outcomes.
We have had a far-reaching impact on the policy of these schools and local authorities. Professional practice changes include:
- greater willingness to collaborate across agencies
- an amendment to policy on raising aspirations
- a version of theory of change
The latter has used by schools, local authorities and other organisations.