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Supporting Students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN): Classroom strategies for teachers and LSA’s

Speech, language and communication are skills that are crucial to all areas of learning, as well as mental health and social participation. In 2008 the Bercow Report highlighted the need to implement strategic system-wide approaches to... Read more

What health professionals need to know about the SEND Code of Practice 2015

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities and health professionals must work together to provide co-ordinated services to support children and young people with SEND. Clinicians and therapists already provide health... Read more

What every parent needs to know about the SEND Code of Practice 2015

Section 19 of the Children and Families Act 2014 makes clear that local authorities, in carrying out their functions under the Act in relation to disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs (SEN), must have... Read more
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Colourful Semantics Training Course

Next Training Course Dates, click the date links to book 18th October London Proposed dates for United Arab Emirates in October 2019 - register your interest now to help confirm interest levels and volunteer your setting as a host venue to... Read more

Graduation around the corner: A list of things I wish I had known when I was starting out

The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, there’s the smell of grass as people are out mowing their lawns, the days are lasting longer, the sun is beginning to shine and Easter is behind us. It’s May and soon many trainee speech... Read more

January 2017 SENDCo Update

There were a number of announcements made during December – as usual, on the countdown to a holiday. Early years funding: changes to funding for 3- and 4-year-olds On the 12th December the DfE published their response to the... Read more
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What are Speech Language Communications Needs (SLCN)?

Speech and Language skills develop throughout childhood and continue through adolescence. They develop following good foundations being in place:  attention and listening and play skills need to be in place first. What is Speech? What is... Read more

ITS Annual Conference

On Saturday 26th April you could find the ITS team down at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist’s (RCSLT) head office close to London Bridge, where we celebrated our annual team day and ITS Giving Voice event. Whist it... Read more

The 10 skills a child must have by the time they start school

I have read with great interest the recent developments this week relating to pre schools skills for children across the UK. “The 10 skills a child must have by the time they start school including being toilet trained and talking... Read more