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.
|SLCN||AACknowledge||This 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).|
|SLCN||The Communication Trust- School Resources||Loads 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.|
|SLCN||Talking Point||the first stop for information on children’s communication- **SIMPLY BRILLIANT**- loads of FREE Resources|
|SLCN||Aphasic- A Voice for Life||Afasic supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). - loads of FREE factsheets etc.|
|SLCN||I CAN||great packages to support SLCN|
|SLCN||Aphasia Software Finder||The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia- find supportive software.|
|SLCN||The Communication Commitment||The 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.|
|SLCN||Communication Friendly Audit Tools||A set of Audit Tools developed by Worcestershire County Council for their svchools.|
|SLCN||ECAT- Guidance doc||Every Child A Talker- DfE- Guidance|
|SLCN||Early Language Development Programme||The 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.|