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Examples of Interventions

Examples of Interventions

Targeted level

“Some children’s needs cannot be met solely by universal provision. By definition, this group should be a mobile group with children going back to the universal level or moving up to a specialist level.” (Jordan and Thomas, 2010, page 6)

At a targeted level, services may be provided by both the wider and specialist work force.

In Worcestershire, support at this level may include evidence-based interventions delivered in a range of pre-school and school settings. Targeted intervention should be short term, targeting specific speech, language or communication skills with built in opportunities to generalise the skills developed into everyday situations. 

A range of targeted interventions can be provided including: 

  • Adult Child Interaction
  • Attention and Listening
  • Early Language Skills, e.g. Language Link, Language Land (PDF)
  • Receptive Language
  • Expressive Language, e.g. Talking Partners (PDF)
  • Vocabulary, e.g. Word Aware
  • Verbal Reasoning, e.g. Language for Thinking
  • Narrative e.g. the Black Sheep Press narrative programmes
  • Social Communication Skills, e.g. Time to Talk, Socially Speaking, The Friendship Formula, TalkAbout
  • Speech sound programmes

Targeted intervention should be delivered by the most appropriate person in the most appropriate place – usually practitioners in schools and settings with the necessary competencies and confidence gained through support or training from specialist practitioners. In some cases, targeted intervention may be delivered by a speech and language therapist, a speech and language therapy assistant, or a Learning Support Team specialist teacher or teaching assistant.

Named Teaching Assistants and their role

© Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire PCT 2011.

Further Information

In this section

Documents

Within the SLCN Pathway :

  • The use of child/children refers to children and young people
  • The use of setting includes childminders, children's centres, nurseries, pre-schools, schools.
  • The use of parents refers to parents and carers.

More Information

See also in our website

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 23 April 2013 at 14:20.
The page is next due for review 20 October 2014.