Worcestershire Speech, Language and Communication Needs
The SLCN Pathway includes guidance and information to help
ensure that all children and young people at risk of, or presenting
with, speech, language and/or communication needs will be supported
so they can learn, achieved, develop social interactions and make a
positive contribution to the world around them.
Please note: Our website is constantly being
developed and updated with more useful information. Please come
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The SLCN Pathway
What is the Worcestershire SLCN Pathway?
The Worcestershire SLCN Pathway has been developed to support
everyone who has an interest in supporting the development of
children's speech, language and communication.
Settings and School Development
This section provides guidance for settings and schools as they
undertake the process of developing SLCN provision within their
Staff Training and Development
This section contains useful information about training options
and other professional development opportunities.
What is universal provision for SLCN?
Universal support is intended for all children, not just
children with additional needs.
Support for Parents
This section is intended to support parents and is useful for
anyone involved with the child regardless of where they are
supported (e.g. in the home, in a setting or at school).
Individual Child SLCN Pathway
Sets out the process of identification of need, assessment and
intervention for children with SLCN and much more.
Identification of SLCN
Identification of SLCN can be problematic for many reasons:
children may have other difficulties as well as SLCN.
Targeted Specialist Provision
The needs of the majority of children should be met through a
universal approach. Universal provision and support is intended for
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if you would like to:
- Register your interest in purchasing a printed copy of the
entire SLCN Pathway
- Have support and/or training
(PDF 6.59 MB) in using the Pathway
Provide feedback about the site. We would welcome your
- Have you used the Pathway?
- What worked well?
- What did you find useful and why?
- Do you have any suggestions for further development?
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,
- The use of parents refers to
parents and carers.
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
- 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
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This page was last reviewed 6 March 2014 at 10:15.
The page is next due for review 2 September 2015.