Good communication is the gateway to learning, friendships, academic achievement and success at work

Resources for practitioners

 

Audience: Primary

Format: Available to purchase

The Tools highlight children's language skills at certain ages.

Speech, Language and Communication Progression Tools

Audience: Speech and language therapists, specialist and advisory teachers

Format: Hard copies available to purchase

Listen To Us is a new, practical resource for people providing training support or professional development in speech, language and communication needs.

Listen To Us

Audience: Primary and Secondary Schools

Format: Download only

Register your interest in No Pens Day Wednesday here to get access to lesson plans, activities templates and lots of other resources to run your No Pens Day Wednesday

No Pens Day Wednesday Resources

Audience: Schools

Format: Download only

This tool has been developed by the Better Communication Research Programme to be used in an observation of a classroom.

Communication Supporting Classroom Observation Tool

Audience: Schools, policy makers, commissioners

Format: Download only

This paper explains the importance of supporting speech, language and communcation within schools and what is needed to be done.

A Generation Adrift

Audience: All

Format: Download only

A summary of our strategy for the next five years.

The Trust's Strategy 2013-2017

Audience: Schools

Format: Download only

This lists a large number of resources that are available to schools supplied by our Consortium members

Consortium Resources Catalogue

Audience: Teachers

Format: Download only

A guide to support teachers delivering and interpreting the phonics screening test to children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Communicating Phonics

Audience: Initial teacher trainees

Format: Download and available to order

A booklet for trainee teachers or newly qualified teachers explaining what they need to know about children's communication skills

Let's Talk About It

Audience: Early years, Primary, Secondary

Format: Download and available to order

Information for those who want to find out more about supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs

Misunderstood

Audience: Early years, Primary, Secondary

Format: Download and available to order

Information for those who want to find out more about supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs

Don't Get Me Wrong

Audience: Early Years professionals, Primary professionals, Secondary professionals

Format: Download and available to order

Three ages and stages guides on children's communication development

Universally Speaking

Audience: Anyone who works with children and young people

Format: Website, download and printed resource

Sets out the skills and knowledge needed by practitioners to support the communication development of all children

The Speech, Language and Communication Framework

Audience: Primary

Format: Download and available to order

Identifies milestones that primary aged children are likely to be at with their communication

Primary School Milestone Poster

Audience: Secondary

Format: Download only

Identifies milestones that secondary aged children are likely to be at with their communication

Secondary School Milestone Poster

Audience: Practitioners and families

Format: Download and available to order

Looks at the different ways we communicate, especially those used by children whose speech is difficult to understand or have no speech.

Other Ways of Speaking

Audience: Early years, Primary, Secondary, 14-19 year olds

Format: Available to purchase in bundles of 25

Fold out poster with 10 Top Tips  to help make the most of children and young people's communication skills.

Top Tips Leaflet

Audience: Early years, Primary, Secondary, 14-19 year olds

Format: Available to order from I CAN

A book written by I CAN and Afasic that explains what a specific language impairment is, gives advice and support and shows where to go for further information.

SLI Handbook

Audience: Young people 14-19

Format: Online resources

A resource from BT to help young people aged 14-19 to develop their communication skills.

Talk Gym

Audience: Parents, Early Years and Primary

Format: Download and available to order

Two resources to encourage listening, understanding, interaction and play.

Listen Up

Audience: Early Years professionals, Primary professionals, Secondary professionals, Parents

Format: Download only

A toolkit to support different ways of celebrating communication

Celebrate Good Times Toolkit

Audience: Parents

Format: Download only

A toolkit with games and activities that support families to encourage children's communication skills when they are out and about this Summer.

Summer Talk

Audience: Primary and Secondary schools

Format: Download only

Checklists to see if your setting is communication friendly.

Communication Friendly Checklists

Audience: Youth justice workforce

Format: Download only

To help the youth justice workforce improve their understanding of the communication needs of the young people they work with

Sentence Trouble

Audience: Primary professionals, Secondary professionals

Format: Download only

Report on what teachers need to support children with speech, language and communication needs when moving from primary school to secondary school

Transition Report

Audience: Primary professionals

Format: Download only

Guide to help primary schools support children's speech, language and communication development

Information for Primary schools booklet

Audience: Secondary professionals

Format: Download only

Sets out the importance of speech, language and communication within secondary schools and identifies a range of useful resources

Information for Secondary School leaders

Audience: Primary professionals, Secondary professionals

Format: Download only

Report on a 2009 consultation with children and young people

Children and Young People's Consultation

Audience: Commissioners

Format: Download only

A collection of case studies highlighting effective practice in speech, language and communication

Case Studies report

Audience: Early Years professionals, Primary professionals, Secondary professionals, Parents

Format: Printed resource

Explains the importance of communication and good conversations in our everyday lives

BT TalkWorks