Speech, Language & Communication Needs

Weblinks to useful websites and material associated with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

SpeechLink – works in partnership with teachers, speech and language therapists, learning support specialists and parents to support pupils with developmental speech and language difficulties.  On-line diagnostic assessment tools and resources for support.

Oral Language Interventions– EEF website says these can result in 5 months additional progress for little monetary outlay.  Scroll down the page for links to relevant programmes and resources.

Strategies for Developing Oral Language– the oral language pie. Excellent article from Sue McCandlish.

SLCNAACknowledgeAACThis website is about communication methods and aids that can be used by people who have little or no clear speech. These methods are called Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
SLCNThe Communication Trust- School ResourcesTCTLoads of publications for those who work in primary and secondary schools to help improve understanding of children and young people's speech, language and communication development.
SLCNTalking PointTPointthe first stop for information on children’s communication- **SIMPLY BRILLIANT**- loads of FREE Resources
SLCNAphasic- A Voice for LifeAphasicAfasic supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). - loads of FREE factsheets etc.
SLCNI CANICANgreat packages to support SLCN
SLCNAphasia Software FinderThe Tavistock Trust for Aphasia- find supportive software.
SLCNThe Communication CommitmentThe Communication Commitment is a simple way to ensure all pupils communicate to the best of their ability by developing a whole-school approach to communication.- by The Communication Trust.
SLCNCommunication Friendly Audit ToolsA set of Audit Tools developed by Worcestershire County Council for their svchools.
SLCNECAT- Guidance docEvery Child A Talker- DfE- Guidance
SLCNEarly Language Development ProgrammeThe programme is creating a better skilled workforce, with the knowledge to support communication development in the early years. It builds upon the success of the Every Child A Talker (ECAT) programme and targets all pre-school children, with a particular focus on under 3's.- DfE Funded.