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 Children with learning disabilities are likely to have SLCN. This affects 3% of all children.

The following list includes some of the conditions where SLCN will be present or, in some cases, where there is an increased risk of SLCN:

n.b. this is not a conclusive list

A note of caution !

  • It is important to remember that every child is an individual and will develop in different ways and at different rates so children with the same diagnosis can show very different strengths and areas of need.
  • A diagnosis does not necessarily give a clear indication of the support the child requires so it is important to consider every child's needs on an individual basis. More on the identification of SLCN. 

 For more information on types of SLCN refer to the Factsheets (External Website) from AFASIC. 

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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 May 2013 at 13:41.
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