July 4, 2024

Why it is essential to universally screen students’ language skills in Year 7

Many students will start secondary school with unidentified speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN) as needs are often missed or misidentified. The Communication Trust (‘Talk of the...

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June 6, 2024

Transition to secondary — How Junior Language Link can help

Change can be difficult for anyone — whether you’re a child or an adult. The leap from primary to secondary school is undoubtedly huge and,...

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May 21, 2024

Surviving the summer: a guide for families of children with speech, language and communication needs

Unstructured school holiday time can be particularly difficult for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The impending six weeks of summer ‘holiday’ can...

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May 2, 2024

A testing time

It’s exam season, and throughout schools, pupils are showcasing their skills and knowledge after a year of learning. Exams can be really nerve-racking – they involve...

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April 4, 2024

Universal teaching approaches for secondary classrooms

By Natalie Fogden and Becky Rothwell, SEND Advisers at HFL Education With increased language demands across the curriculum, secondary school students with speech, language and...

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March 15, 2024

How schools can use their Pupil Premium budgets to boost reading comprehension

We know that school leaders and teaching staff are passionate about providing every pupil with the support and resources they need to succeed academically and...

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March 7, 2024

Small group language intervention: tips for successful generalisation

Language groups are an opportunity for children with language and communication needs to participate in activities focused on developing their language and communication skills. They...

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March 1, 2024

Harmonizing potential: Enriching speech, language, and communication through the young voices choir and inclusion strategies for children with SLCN

How much do you know about Young Voices? The world's largest school choir group, performing year on year in venues all over the world, has...

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February 1, 2024

The mystery of the missing bench

When I picked up my 7-year-old daughter from school on Friday I asked about her day, expecting to hear about what she’d had for lunch....

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January 8, 2024

Insufficient Discussion

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist’s (RCSLT) submission to the Centre for Social Justice’s report Two Nations: The State of Poverty in the...

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