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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is the SLCN Pathway for?
  2. Did you know.......?
  3. What information can be found in the Pathway?

Q1.  Who is the SLCN Pathway for?

A. You will find the SLCN Pathway useful if you are:

  • In a setting or school
  • A parent
  • A health professional
  • A speech and language therapist
  • A member of a support service
  • Anyone with an interest in the development of children's speech, language and communication skills

Q2. Did you know.......?

  • In some parts of the UK, up to and over 50% of children are starting school with poor language and communication skills.
  • There are over a million children in the UK who have long-term and persistent SLCN which can affect them for life.

Q3. What information can be found in the Pathway?

A. In the Pathway, you will find:

  • Tools to support the identification of children and young people with SLCN;
  • Audit tools for practitioners;
  • Guidance on creating and maintaining a "communication-friendly" environment;
  • Information for parents and carers;
  • Tools to promote the active participation of children and their parents;
  • Guidance  and links to training and workforce development;
  • A clear route for referral to specialist services;
  • Signposts to sources of further information and support.

Further Information

In this section


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, schools.
  • The use of parents refers to parents and carers.

More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • Communication Trust
    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 about  
  • 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 therapy.

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This page was last reviewed 17 May 2013 at 13:41.
The page is next due for review 13 November 2014.