What do you notice about the child or young person’s speech, language and communication skills? Are their communication skills age appropriate or do they have a differentiated profile?
The following points may be indicate that a child or young person has SLC needs:
- Speech difficult to understand? For example, a persistent delay or disordered speech sound production.
- Speech difficult to understand. For example, a persistent delay or disordered speech sound production.
- Speech sound difficulties impacting on their acquisition and development of literacy skills.
- Difficulty understanding or remembering instructions in the classroom. For example with comprehension and in using language. Think about how this impacts on access to curriculum?
- Difficulties using words and making sentences.
- Difficulties with social interaction and making and maintaining friendships with peers.
- Inappropriate responses to verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Lower than expected attainment across a number of curriculum areas. Are these linked to speech, language and/or communication difficulties.
- Challenging or withdrawn behaviour. Behaviour is observed in variety of learning and/or social settings
- Difficulties speaking across a range of contexts within the school day.
Last updated 2 October 2020