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 booklet is designed for parents and aims to explain how radio aids and soundfield systems can help deaf children, the different types of radio aid systems available and how to maintain radio aids.
Teachers and other staff working with deaf children and young people may also find the information in this guide useful.
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.
Gill Dixon is an ex nurse, teacher, Author and Mother of two sons with Dyspraxia/DCD. She is also a Trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation. here she looks at what dyspraxia/DCD is (and isn't) in an accessible, informative way and focuses on the positives. She also emphasises the need for empathy.
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.