4 Broad Areas of Need
Communication and InteractionRead More
The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. There are extensive resources and guidance for schools and parents.
What Works is a moderated online library of evidenced interventions that aim to support children’s speech, language and communication.
What Works helps early years practitioners, teachers, school leaders, and therapists find appropriate interventions for children by providing a free and accessible overview of the evidence base for each intervention.
This is a training programme for schools to help improve teaching and intervention for children with SLCN. The resources are free to download and use in your setting.
The 4 slide presentations cover:
- listening skills,
- vocabulary and
- working with children and parent/carers.
The handbook and evaluation tools are included.
Spoken Language is broad in the primary National Curriculum. Measuring progress is challenging and these resources help by defining and monitoring children’s progress in spoken language. It also helps schools to spot pupils who are struggling and signposts to next steps. Contact the Trust to request hard copies.
This is a series of booklets that show where children should be with their communication skills at any given age.
Use them to find out whether children are on track, what helps them learn to talk and listen and what to do if you have concerns about their communication.
These Tools aim to support teaching staff to identify children who may be struggling to develop their speech, language and communication skills. They can also be used to track progression of these skills over time or following interventions.
There are Progression Tools for all ages from 3 – 18 (approx. £30 each).
iCan support parents, practitioners and children with speech and language difficulties.
Speak to a speech and language specialist through the Enquiry Service, access the Talking Point website for free resources or request a multi-disciplinary assessment for a child aged 4-19 with speech, language and communication difficulties.
Example provision maps
These provision maps give examples of an arrangement of available interventions that a school might offer to pupils in need of more targeted (Wave 2) or specialist (Wave 3) intervention.
All interventions suggested are strongly evidence-based and have demonstrated impact on progress and outcomes.
What types of evidence-based interventions can I use for Communication & Interaction?
Cognition and LearningRead More
This is a resource for parents and practitioners, developed in response to recommendations from the Rose Review 2009. The work is based on Professor Greg Brooks’ “What Works for Pupils with Literacy Difficulties”. Interventions included are those which are readily available and have been quantitatively evaluated in the UK.
The aim is to inform schools’ and LAs’ planning and use of Wave 2 and 3 intervention and support for mathematics by providing an independent research review into programmes currently in use which carry a robust evidence base in terms of measurable impact on children’s learning and progress.
Though there is much in this document that is still relevant, note that it was published in 2004.
This is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers and schools. It acts as the communication channel between government, leading dyslexia organisations, parents, schools, colleges, teachers and the sector.
Contact them for specific guidance and support.
Effective Interventions for Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental HealthRead More
Mentally Healthy Schools website
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This is a free network for school professionals with practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding wellbeing and mental health.
The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support mental health and wellbeing.
This is a directory of services across the country that support children and young people with mental health, including CAMHS services. Enter your postcode or place name to find services near you.
This directory provides a list of free national and local organisations for anyone up to the age of 25, along with important information you may find helpful.
Effective Interventions for Social Emotional and Mental Health
Physical and SensoryRead More
This has been developed by occupational therapists in Kent Community NHS Trust.
It has three stages
- Beginners (level 1)
- Intermediate (level 2)
- Advanced (level 3)
These are programmes for schools to use to assist in the development of motor skills for children who find this challenging.
All AreasRead More
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