This will help raise awareness of speech and language issues in your school and help staff increase their confidence and skills working with children with speech and language and communication difficulties.
It is very practical - a criteria grid enables you to do an audit of your current provision; a warning checklist helps you identify problems at an early stage; there are strategies for the classroom dealing with attention and listening skills, sequencing, memory skills, and comprehension. There are examples of IEP targets, referral forms for assessment and much more.
Guidelines for a Speech and Language Friendly School
"The publication is aimed at whole-school, whole-class support of pupils with speech and language needs rather than at individual programmes, although it does offer advice in this area also.The publication begins with a very useful self-evaluation checklist to allow staff to reflect on their present provision and needs regarding speech and language. The audit provides ideas and suggests success criteria. Also included is a checklist for use with individual children for whom concerns have been raised, followed by a section that breaks the original concerns down into smaller areas.