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Speech, Language and Communication Needs

 

SEN Guidance 2014

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

Guidance for children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

 

Introduction

The term SLCN is used in this guidance to refer to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs as described below.

There are four distinct and overlapping reasons for C&YP to have SLCN[1].

 

  1. Primary Need: a persistent developmental difficulty specific to the speech and language systems associated with speech sounds, formulating sentences, understanding, social interaction or fluency
  2. Secondary need: primary developmental factor related to Autism, physical, hearing or cognitive impairments which affect speech, language and communication
  3. Reduced developmental opportunities meaning that language is impoverished or delayed; mainly linked to social disadvantage.
  4. Speaking and understanding English as an additional language (EAL) does not in itself constitute a SLC difficulty. The varied structures and phonologies of different languages may however cause initial short term difficulties.  It is important to recognise that C&YP with EAL may also have the above 3 reasons for their SLCN.

Identification:

  • There is wide variation in children's early development meaning that SLCN is not often identified before the age of 2, unless due to secondary factors present pre-natal or from birth
  • The nature of SLCN can change over time
  • A range of interventions, screening, observation and assessment over time, involving both health and education professionals are necessary to establish the nature of the difficulty.
  • Depending on the nature of the difficulty, pupils’ performance levels may range between ‘well above average’ to ‘well below average’.

 

This document provides guidance regarding funding, provision, staffing and identification for C&YP at ranges 1-4. However, for all of the reasons above, when planning provision and personalised learning, it is essential that the strengths and needs of individual C&YP are considered rather than a diagnostic category of need. As such, this guidance should be used flexibly with regard to an individual’s need at a particular time. For example, a child at Range 1 may require aspects of provision at Ranges 2/3 for a measured period of time.

 

All C&YP need to be taught in a communication friendly learning environment, reflected in the whole school ethos:

  • An understanding of the importance of language skills on social development and attainment.
  • Structured opportunities to support children’s speech and language development.
  • Effective and positive adult child interaction
  • High quality verbal input by adults

 

At ranges 5 and above, SLCN would be a secondary need.  Where applicable, guidance for C&YP with autism, physical, hearing and behavioural and emotional difficulties should also be consulted.

 

Colleagues consulting this guidance for children up to the end of the foundation stage need to use the guidance in conjunction with the document in this set ‘SEN Guidance for the Early Years’     

 

How to use this Guidance

Identifying range

 

  1. Read the descriptors on page 3 of this document and identify those that describe your pupil. You make find it useful to print off a copy of these and highlight ones that apply.
  2. Use the SEN Guidance descriptor information in the first column of each range to think about how the pupil’s individual profile affects their access to the curriculum and school life. These statements support a decision about whether the pupil is mildly, moderately or severely affected and give guidance about how contexts and support needed affect placement at a particular range.
  3. Steps 1 and 2 above should enable professionals to make a judgement about which range the pupil is at currently. It is important to recognise that these ranges can alter either because the pupil’s profile may change or because of context changes such as times of transition/ school placement.

Pupils within mainstream or specialist schools may or may not have a diagnosis of Language Impairment.

Pupils within Designated Special Provisions will have a diagnosis of Language Impairment from a Speech and Language Therapist.

 

Using the Guidance to support learning

  1. Once the range has been established professionals will find advice about how to support the learning of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs at each range.
  2. It is important to recognise that Quality First Teaching will provide a firm basis upon which to use the additional strategies identified at each range. Strategies and advice from earlier ranges need to be utilised as well as more specialised information as the ranges increase.
  3. Hyperlinks provide useful additional information and contacts

Range 1  Possible Description of pupil

 

SLCN may be an emerging but not yet clearly identified primary area of need; the pupil has some difficulty with speaking or communication.

Will present with some/all of the difficulties below and these will mildly affect curriculum access and social development.

 

  • Phonological awareness difficulties (awareness of the sounds in spoken words such as rhyme, alliteration, and syllabification) which impact on progress reading and spelling.
  • Speech is understood by others but has some immaturities, which may impact on social interaction and the acquisition of literacy.
  • Difficulties with listening and attention that affect task engagement and independent learning.
  • Comments and questions indicate difficulties in understanding the main points of discussion, information, explanations and the pupil needs some support with listening and responding.
  • Difficulties in the understanding of language for learning (conceptual language; size, time, shape, position)
  • Limited vocabulary, both expressive and receptive.
  • May rely heavily on Non Verbal Communication to complete tasks (adults gestures, copying peers) and this may mask comprehension weaknesses.
  • Social interaction could be limited and there may be some difficulty in making and maintaining friendships.
  • Behaviour as an indicator of SLCN: difficulties with independent learning, poor listening and attention, frustration, stress, lack of engagement.

 

Speech, Language and Communication Guidance

Range 1

Assessment &

Planning

School must:

  • Identify evidence that the pupil’s language is delayed.
  • Use EYFS profile, C&L baseline assessment and checklists as a system of identification and monitoring.
  • Ensure the pupil is part of normal school and class assessments.
  • Senco and class teacher could be involved in more specific assessments and observations to clarify SLCN as the primary area of need, and the nature of the difficulty.
  • Other assessment tools schools may use: Welcomm, Speech/Language Link, Communication Trust Progression Tools, TALC, BPVS, Living Language, PORIC.
  • Refer to School nurse for sight/hearing tests

LA must:

 

Groupings for teaching

  • Mainstream classroom with attention paid to position in the classroom and acoustics
  • Flexible pupil groupings; positive peer speech and language models
  • Groupings reflect ability with modifications made to ensure curriculum access

Human Resources & staffing

School

  • Main provision by class/subject teacher with advice from Senco
  • Additional adults routinely used to support flexible groupings and differentiation under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Adults actively support pupils by modifying teacher talk and scaffolding/modelling responses
  • Adults provide support to listen and respond to longer sequences of information in whole class situation.
  • Adults provide encouragement and support to collaborate with peers in curriculum activities.

Curriculum & teaching methods

School:

  • Literacy tasks may require some modification.
  • Instructions supported by visual and written cues
  • Reduction/modification of complex language when giving instructions/information to support attention and understanding.
  • Flexibility in expectations to follow instructions /record work
  • Opportunities for developing the understanding and use of language across the curriculum
  • Opportunities for time limited small group work based on identified need
  • Planning show opportunities for language based activities
  • Family supports targets at home
  • Pupil involved in setting and monitoring their own targets

LA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources & intervention strategies

Resources:

 

 

Interventions:

  • Talk across the Curriculum
  • Talking Partners@primary
  • Talking Partners@secondary
  • Nurturing Talk
  • TalkBoost (Communication Trust)
  • Talking Maths
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Colourful Stories
  • Chatterbox
  • Makaton
  • ICT support: Clicker 6, voice recorder, talk to text, communication apps
  • Splingo

 

Resources/interventions provided by LA:

 

  • Cognition and Learning Service to provide training on specific language programmes/ interventions. 
  • SEN support services to provide Elklan training to support the teaching of C&YP with SLCN SEN support services offer Elklan Communication Friendly Schools Accreditation
  • Speech and Language Forums (SALF) for professionals: sharing good practice, resources, advice and strategies. Details on BSO.

NC level

  • Across expected NC level range with an unusual profile showing strengths and weaknesses primarily in speaking and listening and literacy.

 

Range 2 Possible Description of pupil

 

SLCN is identified as the primary area of need; the pupil has some difficulty with speaking or communication.

Will present with some/all of the difficulties below and these will mildly-moderately affect curriculum access and social development.

 

  • Phonological awareness difficulties (awareness of the sounds in spoken words such as rhyme, alliteration, and syllabification) which impact on progress reading and spelling.
  • Speech is understood by others but has some immaturities, which may impact on social interaction and the acquisition of literacy.
  • Difficulties with listening and attention that affect task engagement and independent learning.
  • Comments and questions indicate difficulties in understanding the main points of discussion, information, explanations and the pupil needs some support with listening and responding.
  • Difficulties in the understanding of language for learning (conceptual language; size, time, shape, position)
  • Limited vocabulary, both expressive and receptive.
  • May rely heavily on Non Verbal Communication to complete tasks (adults gestures, copying peers) and this may mask comprehension weaknesses.
  • Social interaction could be limited and there may be some difficulty in making and maintaining friendships.
  • Behaviour as an indicator of SLCN: difficulties with independent learning, poor listening and attention, frustration, stress, lack of engagement.

 

 

Speech, Language and Communication Guidance

Range 2

Assessment &

Planning

School must:

  • Identify evidence that the pupil’s language is delayed.
  • Use EYFS profile, C&L baseline assessment and checklists as a system of identification and monitoring.
  • Ensure the pupil is part of normal school and class assessments
  • Actively monitor behaviour as an indicator of SLCN:
  • Senco and class teacher should be involved in more specific assessments and observations to clarify SLCN as the primary area of need, and the nature of the difficulty.
  • Other assessment tools schools may use: Welcomm, Speech/Language Link, Communication Trust Progression Tools, TALC, BPVS, Living Language, PORIC.
  • Refer to school nurse for sight/hearing tests

LA must:

Groupings for teaching

  • Mainstream classroom with attention paid to position in the classroom and acoustics
  • Flexible pupil groupings; positive peer speech and language models
  • Groupings reflect ability with modifications made to ensure curriculum access
  • Small group/individual  work to target specific needs

Human Resources & staffing

School:

  • Main provision by class/subject teacher with advice from Senco
  • Adults routinely used to support flexible groupings and differentiation under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Adults actively support pupils by modifying teacher talk and scaffolding/modelling responses
  • Regular, planned support to listen and respond to longer sequences of information in whole class situation.
  • Regular, planned encouragement and support to collaborate with peers in curriculum activities.  
  • Staff working directly with the pupil should have knowledge and training in good practice for teaching and planning provision for C&YP with SLCN

Curriculum & teaching methods

School:

  • Literacy tasks require regular modification
  • Instructions supported by visual and written cues
  • Reduction/modification of complex language when giving instructions/information
  • Flexibility in expectations to follow instructions /record work
  • Opportunities for developing the understanding and use of language across the curriculum
  • Opportunities for time limited small group/individual work based on identified need
  • Planning show opportunities for language based activities
  • Family supports targets at home
  • Pupil involved in setting and monitoring their own targets

LA

 

 

Resources & intervention strategies

|Resources:

 

Interventions:

  • Talk across the Curriculum
  • Talking Partners@primary
  • Talking Partners@secondary
  • TalkBoost (Communication Trust)
  • Talking Maths
  • Talk across the Curriculum
  • Talking Partners@primary
  • Talking Partners@secondary
  • Nurturing Talk
  • TalkBoost (Communication Trust)
  • Talking Maths
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Colourful Stories
  • Chatterbox
  • Makaton
  • ICT support: Clicker 6, voice recorder, talk to text, communication apps
  • Splingo
  • PECS

Resources/interventions provided by LA:

  • Cognition and Learning Service to provide training on specific language programmes/ interventions. 
  • SEN support services to provide Elklan training to support the teaching of C&YP with SLCN
  • SEN support services offer Elklan Communication Friendly Schools Accreditation
  • Speech and Language Forums (SALF) for professionals: sharing good practice, resources, advice and strategies. Details on BSO.

NC level

  • Across expected NC level range with an unusual profile showing strengths and weaknesses primarily in speaking and listening and literacy.

 

Range 3 Possible Description of pupil

 

SLCN will be identified as the primary area of need with the nature of the difficulty clarified from observations and assessments by school, specialist education professionals and health professionals.

Will present with some/all of the difficulties below and these will moderately affect curriculum access and social development.

 

  • Persistent delay against age related language norms
  • Persistent difficulties that do not follow a normal developmental patterns (disordered)

Speech

  • Speech is usually understood by others but has immaturities. Persistent delay/ difficulties against age related speech norms
  • Difficulty in conveying meaning, feelings and needs to others due to speech intelligibility.
  • Speech sound difficulties impact on literacy development.
  • Speech sound difficulty may lead to limited opportunities to interact with peers. May be socially vulnerable as a result, may become isolated or frustrated.

Expressive

  • Difficulties in word storage and retrieval that affect fluency, sentence structure and the quality of vocabulary. This will also be evident in written work and reading.
  • Difficulties in formulating sentences. May be associated with vocabulary or grammar, such as using immature or unusual verb forms.

Receptive

  • Difficulties in accessing the curriculum; following instructions, answering questions, processing verbal information, following everyday conversations. Needs regular and planned additional support and resources.
  • Difficulties with listening and attention that affect task engagement and independent learning. May not be able to focus attention for sustained periods. May appear passive or distracted. 
  •  Difficulties with sequencing, predicting, and inference within both social and academic contexts. May result in associated behavioural difficulties due to anxiety or lack of understanding (withdrawal or externalising frustrations). May result in difficulties with completing daily living tasks or participating in daily living situations

Social Communication

  • Difficulties with speech and/or language mean that social situations present challenges resulting in emotional outbursts, anxiety, social isolation and social vulnerability.
  • Difficulties with using and understanding non-verbal communication (NVC) such as facial expressions, tone of voice and gestures.
  • Poor understanding of abstract language and verbal reasoning skills needed for problem solving, inferring and understanding the feelings of others.
  • Anxiety related to lack of understanding of time and inference. Needs reassurance and forewarning of changes to routine or when encountering new situations/experiences

 

 

Speech, Language and Communication Guidance

Range 3

Assessment &

Planning

School must as for ranges 1 & 2 plus:

  • Provide evidence of monitoring and identification of pupil’s needs before making a referral for assessment and advice from a specialist teacher.
  • Refer to Speech and Language Therapy Services (SALT) for further assessment and therapy This must be agreed with the family.
  • Reviews should consider the evidence based need to move towards EHC plan

LA should:

  • Provide advice and assessment from specialist teacher with reference to the pupil’s understanding, use of vocabulary, grammatical structure, social interaction and language processing.
  • Assessment and advice regarding technology to support curriculum access and communication

 

Groupings for teaching

  • Mainstream classroom with attention paid to position in the classroom and acoustics
  • Flexible pupil groupings; positive peer speech and language models
  • Groupings reflect ability with modifications made to ensure curriculum access
  • Regular, focussed, time limited small group/individual interventions.

Human Resources & staffing

School

  • Main provision by class/subject teacher with advice from Senco
  • Additional adult support informed by differentiated provision planned by the teacher.
  • Could include advice from Speech and Language Therapist to inform planning.
  • Additional adult 1:1 support focussed on specific individual targets and any SALT programmes as appropriate
  • Staff working directly with the pupil must have knowledge and training in good practice for teaching and planning provision for C&YP with SLCN

 

LA

  • Specialist teacher to complete assessments, meet family, advise on provision and monitor and review progress.
  • Training packages including Elklan

 

Curriculum & teaching methods

School must as for ranges 1 & 2 plus:

  • Planning identifies inclusion of and provision for individual targets
  • Additional steps are taken to engage families and the pupil in achieving their targets.
  • Mainstream class predominantly working on modified curriculum tasks.
  •  Frequent opportunities for time limited small group and individual work based on identified need
  • Attention to position in the classroom and acoustics
  • Tasks and presentation personalised to pupil needs
  • Curriculum access facilitated by a structured approach using visual systems, modification /reduction of language for instructions and information.
  • Consideration to the transference and generalisation of skills

LA:

  • Advice on inclusion and individual targets

Resources & intervention strategies

Other resources:

 

Interventions:

As range 1&2

 

Resources/interventions provided by LA:

  • Cognition and Learning Service to provide training on specific language programmes/ interventions. 
  • SEN support services to provide Elklan training to support the teaching of C&YP with SLCN
  • SEN support services offer Elklan Communication Friendly Schools Accreditation
  • Speech and Language Forums for professionals: sharing good practice, resources, advice and strategies. Details on BSO.

NC level

Across expected NC level range with an unusual profile showing strengths and weaknesses primarily in speaking and listening and literacy.

Range 4i  Possible Description of pupil

 

SLCN will be identified as the primary area of need with the nature of the difficulty clarified from observations and assessments by school, specialist education professionals and health professionals.

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Will present with some/all of the difficulties as described at Range 3 and these will severely affect curriculum access and social development.

 

  • Could communicate or benefit from communicating using AAC
  • Some or all aspects of language acquisition are significantly below age expected levels
  • Significant speech sound difficulties making speech difficult to understand out of context

 

Must have a diagnosis of Language Impairment/ Disorder or Speech Impairment/Disorder

 

The main categories are:

  • Mixed receptive/expressive language impairment/disorder
  • Expressive only language impairment/disorder
  • Higher order processing impairment/disorder
  • Specific Speech Impairment

 

Identification

  • Diagnosed by a Speech and Language Therapist in conjunction with a specialist teacher or Educational Psychologist.
  • C&YP with a diagnosis of Language Impairment may be of average or above average cognitive ability.
  • C&YP with Language Impairment (LI) often have associated social communication difficulties evident in rigid and repetitive behaviours.
  • C&YP with LI have difficulties with literacy associated with writing fluency, reading comprehension and spelling.
  • C&YP with LI often have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties due to impoverished peer interactions, poor listening and attention and understanding.

 

Speech, Language and Communication Guidance

Range 4i

Assessment &

Planning

School must as for ranges 1 & 3 plus:

 

  • Provide an appropriately trained teacher or teaching assistant to carry out SLT programmes for at least 15 minutes daily.
  • Where there is a diagnosis of Language Impairment or Speech Impairment the pupil’s individual academic potential should not be underestimated. However, planning must include a significant level of additional adult support and significant personalised differentiation to ensure curriculum access.
  • Recognise that language impairment is a persistent, severe and lifelong disability
  • Planning, targets and assessments must address pastoral considerations relevant to the individual pupil (emotional well-being) as well as social and functional use of language.

LA must

  • Provide advice and assessment from specialist teacher including technology to support curriculum access and communication.
  • Understand that severe speech and language difficulties affect access to most parts of a language based curriculum but performance on non-language based standardised assessments may be age appropriate.
  • Recognise that language impairment is a persistent, severe and lifelong disability

 

 

SALT Service:

  • SLT will identify a programme of work to develop language and communication within the setting. The programme will be reviewed at least half termly.

 

Groupings for teaching

  • Mainstream classroom with attention paid to position in the classroom and acoustics
  • Flexible pupil groupings; positive peer speech and language models
  • Groupings reflect ability with modifications made to ensure curriculum access

Human Resources & staffing

School:

  • Main provision by class/subject teacher with advice from Senco and must include advice from specialist teacher and/or Speech and Language Therapist.
  • Additional adult 1:1 support focussed on specific individual targets and any SALT programmes as appropriate
  • Staff working directly with the pupil must have knowledge and training in good practice for teaching and planning provision for C&YP with SLCN
  • Additional training of mainstream staff  to support curriculum modifications
  • Band B SALT; as above plus specific advice and work with school staff to develop communication targets

LA:

  • Where the annual review indicates that the pupil is not making excepted progress, up to 10 hours per year from a specialist teacher available to complete assessments, meet family, advise on provision, deliver teaching programmes and training and monitor and review progress.

SALT Service THIS IS UNDER REVIEW:

  • Band A SALT. SLT to provide  training and advice on management of the communication difficulty in the classroom
  • Band B SALT; as above plus specific advice and work with school staff to develop communication targets

 

Curriculum & teaching methods

School must as for ranges 1 & 3 plus:

  • Mainstream class predominantly working on modified curriculum tasks
  • Individual targets following advice from SLT/specialist teacher must be incorporated in all activities throughout the school day
  • Whole school understanding of the pupil’s individual needs through training such as Elklan Communication Friendly Schools and/or training from SALT service
  • Additional training of mainstream staff to support curriculum modifications
  • Use of staff to implement specific materials, approaches and resources under the direction of the SLT
  • Daily opportunities for individual / small group work based on identified need
  • Provide 1:1 support focussed on specific individual targets and any SALT programmes as appropriate
  • Pay attention to position in the classroom and acoustics
  • Provide systematic and intensive mediation to facilitate curriculum access
  • Ensure specific structured teaching of vocabulary and concepts, in context.
  • Provide intervention for social communication and functional language use 
  • Provide specialist support with recording and communication
  • Provide specific programmes to develop independent use of ICT, recording skills and communication through AAC as appropriate. 

LA must:

  •  Provide training to develop and support whole school understanding of the pupil’s individual needs through training such as Elklan Communication Friendly Schools, Elklan AAC.
  • Offer additional training of mainstream staff to support curriculum modifications
  • Advice and assessment regarding specific programmes to develop independent use of ICT, recording skills and communication through AAC as appropriate. 
  • Advice, assessment and monitoring of individual targets and strategies for curriculum access. 

 

SALT Service:

  • Training of mainstream staff to support curriculum modifications
  • Advice and support on using AAC systems

 

Resources & intervention strategies

Resources/interventions provided by LA:

  • SEN support services to provide Elklan training and additional specific/bespoke training to support the teaching of C&YP with SLCN
  • Provide training to develop and support whole school understanding of the pupil’s individual needs through training such as Elklan Communication Friendly Schools, Elklan AAC.
  • Speech and Language Forums for professionals: sharing good practice, resources, advice and strategies. Details on BSO.

Other resources:

  • Refer to The Communication Trust What Works for pupils with SLCN database
  • Advice sheets
  • As for Range 1&2

 

NC level

Across expected NC level range with an unusual profile showing strengths and weaknesses primarily in speaking and listening and literacy.

Funding

Band A: 16.5 – 21.5 hours    Band B: 22 – 27 hours

 

Range 4 ii Possible Description of pupil

 

SLCN is identified as the primary area of need with the nature of the difficulty established and clarified from observations and assessments by school, specialist education professionals and health professionals.

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 Will present with some/all of the difficulties as described at Range 3 and these will severely affect curriculum access and social development to the extent that needs cannot usually be met in a mainstream setting and a DSP placement is appropriate.

 

  • Could communicate or benefit from communicating using AAC

 

  • Some or all aspects of language acquisition are significantly below age expected levels

 

  • Significant speech sound difficulties making speech difficult to understand out of context

 

Must  have a diagnosis of Language Impairment/Disorder  or Speech Impairment/Disorder

 

The main categories are:

  • Mixed receptive/expressive language impairment/disorder
  • Expressive only language impairment/disorder
  • Higher order processing impairment/disorder
  • Specific Speech Impairment

 

Identification

  • Diagnosed by a Speech and Language Therapist in conjunction with a specialist teacher or Educational Psychologist.
  • C&YP with a diagnosis of Language Impairment may be of average or above average cognitive ability.
  • C&YP with Language Impairment (LI) often have associated social communication difficulties evident in rigid and repetitive behaviours.
  • C&YP with LI have difficulties with literacy associated with writing fluency, reading comprehension and spelling.
  • C&YP with LI often have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties due to impoverished peer interactions, poor listening and attention and understanding.

 

 

Speech, Language and Communication Guidance

Range 4 ii

Assessment &

Planning

School must as range 4i plus:

  • Provide an appropriately trained teacher or teaching assistant to carry out SLT programmes for at least 15 minutes daily.
  • Planning must adhere to the targets set within the EHC plan and include reasonable adjustments to support the mainstream classroom where possible.
  • Where there is a diagnosis of Specific Language Impairment or Specific Speech Impairment the pupil’s individual academic potential should not be underestimated. However, planning must include a significant level of additional adult support and significant personalised differentiation to ensure curriculum access.
  • It must be recognised that language impairment is a persistent, severe and lifelong disability
  • Planning, targets and assessments must address pastoral considerations relevant to the individual pupil (emotional well-being) as well as social and functional use of language.

LA must:

  • Provide advice and assessment from specialist teacher including technology to support curriculum access and communication.
  • Understand that severe speech and language difficulties affect access to most parts of a language based curriculum but performance on non-language based standardised assessments may be age appropriate.
  • Recognise that language impairment is a persistent, severe and lifelong disability

 

SALT Service:

  • SLT will identify a programme of work to develop language and communication within the setting. The programme will be reviewed at least half termly.

 

Groupings for teaching

  • Flexible pupil groupings; positive peer speech and language models
  • Groupings reflect ability with modifications made to ensure curriculum access

Human Resources & staffing

School

  • Should have a DSP placement with access to specialist teaching and non-teaching support within the classroom and wider setting to facilitate access to the curriculum and social communication. These staff will support mainstream staff in planning and delivering appropriate, inclusive and structured interventions and a differentiated curriculum.
  • Ensure additional training is available for mainstream staff  to support curriculum modifications

LA:

  • Provide timely advice and recommendations regarding DSP placements
  • Provide additional training for mainstream staff  to support curriculum modifications
  • Up to 10 hours per year from a specialist teacher available to complete assessments, meet family, advise on provision, deliver teaching programmes and training and monitor and review progress.
  • Where the pupil is in a DSP, see their provision offer.

 

 

 

 

SALT Service

  • Band C SALT; 15-30 mins daily 1:1 delivered in school and monitored monthly by a SLT

 

 

 

Curriculum & teaching methods

As range 4i plus:

  • See DSP for their offer

Resources & intervention strategies

Resources and interventions provided by the LA:

  • SEN support services to provide Elklan and additional specific/bespoke training to support the teaching of C&YP with SLCN
  • Provide training to develop and support whole school understanding of the pupil’s individual needs through training such as Elklan Communication Friendly Schools, Elklan AAC.
  • Speech and Language Forums for professionals: sharing good practice, resources, advice and strategies. Details on BSO.

Other resources:

  • Refer to The Communication Trust What Works for pupils with SLCN database
  • Advice sheets
  • As for range 1& 2

NC level

Across expected NC level range with an unusual profile showing strengths and weaknesses primarily in speaking and listening and literacy.

Funding

Band C: 27.5 – 34,5 hours    Band D: 35+ hours

       

 

 


[1] Effective and Efficient use of resources in services for C&YP with SLCN (Lindsay, Desforges, Dockrell, Law, Peacey ad Beecham) DCSF 2008 ISBN 978 84775 218 5