Whole School Approaches to SLCN

Whole School Approaches to SLCN

Whole School Approaches to SLCN A workshop that gives practical strategies to practitioners and parents to enhance the learning experience of children from early years to secondary. Jo Collett SLCN Consultant Listening and Concentration What do we know already?

Many children with speech, language and communication needs may experience Difficulty understanding words about feelings Bullying Loneliness and isolation

Difficulties explaining what they want or need Failure at school or poor exam results if additional support is not provided Difficulties with literacy Switching off or

acting up in lessons Difficulties adjusting to changes in routine Whole School Approaches Visual Supports Vocabulary Communication Friendly Settings

General Strategies Visual Supports Time Lines Choice Boards

Picture instructions First and then Vocabulary Enhanced word learning will improve performance in the following ways in the following contexts.

Improve listening in setting Better understanding of the vocabulary used Enhanced ability to give explanations Improves ability to express themselves Better participation Improved confidence How do we teach vocabulary?

Meanings Look Sound Taste Smell Function Location Synonym Antonym Long or short word How would you use it in a sentence

Types of Words Tier 3 Tier 2 Tier 1 Write down 2-3 multi-sensory ways of helping a child learn the Tier 2 word (linguistic concept) you have been given.

Communication Friendly Settings Visual Audit Layout of room Busy or calm?

Variety of groupings Outdoor opportunities Quiet area Autism Education Trust Environment Audit FREE to download at; http:// www.aettraininghubs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/37.1-Sen sory-audit-tool-for-environments.pdf Other useful websites;

www.talkingpoint.org.uk https://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/communicationpassports www.callscotland.org.uk General Strategies Monitor screen time

Model reading and writing in your everyday tasks Encourage talk at every opportunity Make sure you praise the use of tricky vocabulary say it as they would if they could! Repeat emphasise - expand Questions? [email protected] Mobile: 07855271703 [email protected] Mobile:07837064144

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