Specialist teaching of SLCN can identify and address needs through a specialist, targeted or systemic approach. SLCN can impact many areas of an individual's education. Specialist SLCN teachers maximise the potential of children and young people by working with them to overcome their barriers to learning, and through advising on how best to identify and address needs.
Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying what they want to, understanding what is being said to them or they do not understand or use social rules of communication. The profile for every child with SLCN is different and their needs may change over time. They may have difficulty with one, some or all of the different aspects of speech, language or social communication at different times of their lives.
SEND code of practice, 2015
Our specialist teachers of SLCN offer the following services:
Our services are bespoke according to requirements, needs and budgets. If a service is required which is not listed above then please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0330 088 8408.
Our specialist SLCN specialist teachers offer a broad range of 1-to-1 and group interventions related to the following areas:
A variety of interventions are available within the above areas of need to best suit needs. To find out more please get in touch and talk to a member of our team.
Our specialist services can be accessed by education, health and other professions working with children and young people.
We provide a broad range of consultancy and whole school services in relation to SLCN specialist teaching. Services include:
To learn more about the whole school and consultancy services our SLCN specialist teachers can provide please email us on email@example.com or call 0330 088 8408.
SENCo and specialist assessor
Dr Julie Alfrey
Educational and child psychologist
Dr Kelly Ward
Educational and child psychologist
Assistant educational psychologist
Our SLCN specialist teachers offer the following training sessions:
In addition to the above, bespoke training is available. We regularly run CPD events throughout the year which may include advice for SLCN from our multidisciplinary team.
Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.
We work with children and young people with and without identified SLCN. SLCN within children and young people can be displayed in a variety of ways which is why we provide screening to identify possible individuals who would benefit from our input.
There are many benefits to individuals, groups and the whole school through using our specialist SLCN teachers. These benefits include:
Our specialist SLCN teachers identify and address needs within education settings to help children and young people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.
SLCN can impact multiple areas of academic and social life. Early identification and intervention is beneficial in narrowing the gap with peers.
Our specialist multidisciplinary services can be commissioned through a service level agreement and as standalone input.
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