Language Screening and Intervention


The development of language skills does not stop at the end of primary school. Young people continue to learn new vocabulary, understand more complex language and use their talking for a wider range of purposes into their teenage years.

Good understanding and functional communication skills are well recognised as essential for literacy development, academic success and enabling students to engage with both the curriculum and their peers. However, difficulties with language can be hard to identify and are commonly disguised by challenging behaviour or poor attainment. This can lead to language and communication needs being missed or misidentified.

“[The Secondary Language Link] assessment tool provides a good starting point and is quick & easy to use. Can screen a whole class in one hour.”

Neath Port Talbot, Secondary School