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Major review on SEND announced

On the 6th September the DfE announced they were going to carry out a major review of SEND.  The review aims to improve the services available to families who need support, equip staff in schools and colleges to... Read more

All you need to know about the SEND Code of Practice 2015

The Code of Practice provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations and applies to England. It relates to children and young people... Read more

What you need to know about the CELF-5 Metalinguistics assessment

What is the CELF-5M for and how is it different to the CELF-5? It is used to identify students of 9-21 years of age who have not acquired the expected levels of language competence and metalinguistic ability for their age. To put it... 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