Speech language and communication needs

Sixty free resource packs to support speech language and communication needs (SLCNs) in the early years and primary education have been published.

They have been created by not-for-profit organisation Commtap and are aimed at supporting teachers, speech and language therapists (SLTs), and parents/carers.

The online resources and supporting videos are being made freely available between now and August this year and align with the national curriculum.

They include daily activities that model a “little and often” approach and aim to build children’s confidence, reduce frustration, and support quick progress.

It is thought that SLCNs affect two to three children in every mainstream classroom – around 1.4 million UK children.

The new resources are categorised into three areas:

The packs can be used by families or SLTs independently or as part of collaborative work with schools. They focus on speech (development of sounds) and language (concepts), offering access to 50 speech sound packs and 10 packs on additional language concepts. There are practical activities including advice on how to incorporate learning into general conversations and daily routines.

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