The Link magazine is posted FREE twice a year to all UK Primary School SENCOs. Due to popular demand, The Link is now available for personal subscription, allowing you to receive additional copies for your school, home, or clinic.
Containing articles related to supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) from SEND specialists and free resources to develop pupils’ speech and language skills across the curriculum.
This report by The Communication Trust presents the findings of our survey with more than 1200 members of the children and young people's workforce, where we asked about their experiences of professional development in speech, language and communication (SLC). Respondents were nearly unanimous in recognising the importance of SLC, but there were very significant gaps in their training in this area. The report also provides recommendations around improving the workforce's access to training.
The SLCF is a free online CPD tool from The Communication Trust, which sets out the skills and knowledge the workforce needs to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication. Individuals and groups can use the SLCF to evaluate their skills and highlight their learning needs, with tailored training and resource suggestions to support development.
A ‘One Stop Guide’ to run through key considerations for when planning to commission speech and language support in Primary and Secondary Schools. The guidance includes top tips on decision making around the service that is commissioned, practical steps to take to integrate services in to school and how to assess if it’s actually working.
Since its inception, NGN has been using the Boxall Profile
(a powerful assessment tool developed in the 1970s by
Marjorie Boxall) to measure pupils’ SEBD. By making the
Boxall Profile available online in 2015 the organisation was
able to gather anonymised data from more than 4,715
children and young people in 2015/2016, providing a
snapshot of the SEBD levels experienced by children
and young people and faced by teachers throughout
the UK. This is the Nurture Portrait 2016.
22 printable games for working on listening and sound discrimination at home. Each activity has clear easy to follow instructions. Choose the pictures, print the game and you’re ready to practise. Listening has never been so much fun!
Pack comprises 36 colourful A4 sheets.
Goes well with: Sound Cards and Minimal Pair Squares
A comprehensive collection of minimal pairs pictures covering single sounds and blends. An indispensable resource for improving phonological processing and sound discrimination in school or clinic.
Single Sounds included: p, b, t, d, k, g, m, n, f, v, th (voiceless), the (voiced), s, z, sh, ch, j, l, r, w, y
Blends included: sm, sn, sw, sl, st, sk, pl, bl, fl, cl, gl, pr, br, fr, tr, dr, cr, gr
Pack comprises 39 colourful A4 sheets.