Poor language is linked to poor behaviour even in very young children. 2 in 3 language delayed 3 year olds have behaviour problems

Downloading the Phonics booklet

You can either download the whole document, each individual section, or the subsection that relates to each SLCN.

• Download Communicating Phonics in full here 

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• Download individual sections:
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: General principles
Section 3: Quick reference table
- Section 4: Different types of speech, language and communication need
Appendix 1: Key principles for working with children with SLCN to develop literacy skills
Appendix 2: Approaches to developing literacy
Appendix 3: References and bibliography

• Download sections on specific types of speech, language and communication need:
- Children with language delay
- Children with specific receptive language impairment
- Children with specific expressive language impairment
- Children with auditory processing difficulties
- Children with phonological delay / disorder
- Children with dyspraxia
- Children with dysarthria
- Children who are non-verbal
- Children with selective mutism
- Children with pragmatic language impairment
- Children with autistic spectrum disorders
- Children with Down's syndrome
- Children who stammer
- Children who are deaf

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