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System for expressing thoughts and ideas using a set of symbols e.g. speaking.

Language Delay

An individual with language delay presents with language development that follows the normal sequence and pattern but at a slower rate.

Language Disorder

An individual with language disorder presents with language development that does not follow the normal pattern, giving rise to complex language problems in one or more specific areas of language.

Language Link

A universal screening tool to identify children aged four to five-and-a-half with receptive language difficulties.  See the Speech Link (External Website).

Learning Disability/Difficulty

A condition where an individual has difficulty learning according to the typical pattern.

Learning Walk

A focused visit through learning areas, followed by feedback and reflection. It is about the next steps in improving practice and developing setting or school wide provision.

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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.

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External websites

  • Communication Trust
    Highlighting the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.
  • Hello Campaign
    Here you will find what the Hello campaign is all about  
  • 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 
  • Speech and Language Therapy  
    Information from Worcestershire's NHS about speech and language therapy.

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This page was last reviewed 23 April 2013 at 16:19.
The page is next due for review 20 October 2014.