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Training for Schools and Nurseries

Speech & Language Therapy and School Nursing Training Brochure

In some parts of the country, particularly in areas of social disadvantage, at least 50% of children are starting school with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Out of this populatiion 10% of children present with long term or persistent SLCN. This includes:

  • 7% of children with a specific language impairment; speech, language & communication is their main area of difficulty.
  • 3% of children with SLCN as part of another condition for example heagin impairment, general development delay/ learning difficulties, autism etc.
  • Approximately 1% with severe & complex SLCN which will prevent them from expressing even basic needs.

(The Communication Trust: Don't Get Me Wrong 2011)

To support teachers, SENCOs teaching assistants and other adults working with children with SLCN, we offer the following training sessions:

Please contact our department for the latest training options to support early years settings, schools and others working with children with SLCN.