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Practical Strategies for Supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs

This event will take place between 4:00pm and 5:00pm on 09/12/2021

This series of three webinars will introduce the building blocks needed for communication and practical strategies for supporting children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs in the classroom, with a focus on boy’s language development as an ‘at risk’ group for SLCN.

Sessions will feature input from Speech and Language Therapists and case studies from school practitioners who have successfully implemented strategies.

This series is suitable for classroom practitioners and Teaching Assistants, SENCOs and leaders of SEND from Primary, Secondary and specialist settings.


Part 1: Tues 5th October 2021, 16:00-17:00 - Building Blocks for Communication: This session will cover the building blocks of communication development and discuss ways in which practitioners can support children in these areas.

Part 2: Tues 30th November 2021, 16:00-17:00 - Supporting Speech Sound Development: This session will cover typical development of speech, how speech sounds are produced, links to phonics and literacy skills, and practical ways to support speech development in the classroom.

Part 3: Thurs 9th December 2021, 16:00-17:00 - Boy Talk: This session will look in to the science behinds boys’ brain and language development and will explore ideas and ways to encourage boys to engage in their learning.