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Differentiation & Support for Students

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    Gemma Corby

    What is this strategy about?
    There are links with behaviour issues in pupils and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). In order to address these issues, we need to first ensure we support these pupils as best we can.

    What are some signs of Speech, Language and Communication Needs?
    Speech, Language and Communication Needs can cause issues with: sequencing; finding or remembering new vocabulary; identifying idioms, metaphors and sarcasm; staying on topic; labelling emotions; grammar. Children with SLCN may also show withdrawn, hyperactive or disruptive signs.

    How can speech, language and communication difficulties affect learning?
    Speech, language and communication skills are essential for children’s literacy development. Difficulty in understanding and processing language can lead to delays in the development of phonics skills and reading.

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  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Provide support to pupils with SLCN difficulties
    - Improve behaviour through support
    - Feel confident in picking up potential difficulties

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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