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Principles and aims

Principles and Aims

Key principles of the SLCN Pathway:teenage girl

  • Everyone has a role to play in the development of children's speech, language and communication
  • A positive emotional climate is essential for children to make progress
  • Environments need to be ‘communication friendly’ for the benefit of all children
  • The active involvement of children and the support of their parents is vital 
  • Children with SLCN are fully included
  • Everyone who works with children will aim to have universal knowledge about SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Framework (External Website) – SLCF)
  • Settings, schools and families are supported by outside agencies to fulfil the aims of the SLCN Pathway.

The Pathway aims to:

  • Support parents as well as professionals in the identification of, and provision for, children with SLCN
  • Promote early intervention as soon as a need is identified
  • Support inclusive practice by promoting adaptations to the learning environment to cater for the needs of children with SLCN
  • Support settings/schools in tracking progress and monitoring outcomes
  • Promote the active participation of children (Child's Voice) and their parents in the process
  • Signpost sources of further information and support to anyone involved in developing children's speech, language and communication
  • Provide a procedural structure for referrals and intervention at different levels to help professionals access appropriate support for different types of SLCN  
  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of all concerned in this process and to help ensure consistency of response of outside agencies ('the team around the child')
  • Promote the use of a framework for work force competencies.

© Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire PCT 2011. 

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External websites

  • Hello Campaign
    Here you will find what the Hello campaign is all about
  • Speech, Language and Communication Framework The SLCF lists all the skills and knowledge that everyone working with children needs to know to support the communication development
  • Language for Learning
    Provides courses and resources for staff from Early Years to Secondary Level and training and materials for trainers to deliver these courses within their own Authorities
  • The National Strategies
    Information from the Department for Education (DfE)

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This page was last reviewed 17 April 2013 at 14:47.
The page is next due for review 14 October 2014.