July 18, 2013

Speaker of the House of Commons draws himself talking

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, recently hosted an event for Afasic as they celebrated their 45th birthday. Afasic is a national organisation that supports families of children with speech, language and communication needs (SCLN) in the UK. It was held at the Speakers House in the House of Commons, London.   
At the event Professor Sue Roulstone gave John Bercow a copy of our book “Listening to children and young people with speech languageand communication needs.” John Bercow had written the Foreword to the book, so was interested to see it. While he was looking at the book, a young woman from Afasic asked him to draw a cartoon. Sue opened our book at chapter based on our Children Draw Talking research and said to him perhaps he’d like to draw himself talking as we had asked the children to do. John drew the young lady a cartoon of himself talking which said something along the lines of ‘I can’t stop talking’.

(Photos courtesy of Afasic)