Screening for SLCN

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Welcome to the Pupil and School Support course on Screening for Speech, Language & Communication Needs.

This short course explains what it means to ‘screen’ for speech, language and communications needs (or SLCN).

During this course, you will learn about the following:

Reasons why correct identification of SLCN is important, and relevant to all settings.

The use of assessment tools to carry out speech and/or language checks with a whole cohort of pupils, to identify those who have difficulties with speech, language and/or communication.

A range of online and paper-based tools for systematic screening for SLCN from 6 months to secondary, now available from the voluntary sector and commercial organisations.

Best practice guidance for screening for Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN).

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