The aim of this session is to recognise the impact of vocabulary development and to learn to use evidence-based strategies to support this vital area of language throughout the curriculum.
These SLCN sessions have been developed and written by Babcock's experienced educational consultants, and provide staff with the practical knowledge and training needed to provide effective support for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) across the primary and secondary phases of education.
Session One: Introduction to SLCN
Session Two: SLCN - Links to Literacy
Session Three: SLCN - Improving Vocabulary
Session Four: SLCN - Extending Sentences
Before each course, please check the Course Pack in order to print out the Powerpoint PDF for the session, as well as the required tasks. A range of optional resources is also available, which can be saved or printed as required.
During the course, you may be asked to consult particular websites as part of a task. These are also in the course pack.
SLCN is currently the largest area of Special Educational Needs, and it has been increasing year on year. Research by the speech and language charity ICAN (2007) has identified that 50-80% of children starting in reception class have weak communication skills. A recent study discovered similar figures for pupils beginning secondary school (Spencer et al, 2012). Speech, language and communication have a significant impact on attainment, mental health, behaviour as well as the nation’s economic prosperity. Communication skills are prominent in the new National Curriculum for primary and secondary schools, and there is now an OFSTED judgement for how well communication skills are taught.
The four webinar sessions are interactive and focussed on practical outcomes. A full set of resources is included. The introductory trailer video should be viewed first, free of charge. After that, participants can choose to take part in any of the four sessions on SLCN, or all of them for a higher skill base.
Product Code: SLCN003