Pupils with long term SLCN including Developmental Language Disorder

Pupils with long term speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) may require specialist support from a speech and language therapist and/or specialist teacher. However, a diagnosis of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) or another type of long-term SLCN does not guarantee access to specialist support. As well as this, these pupils will need high quality communication supportive teaching practices in the classroom, and additional targeted support.

For pupils who do have access to specialist support, teaching staff should be informed of the targets and approaches recommended, and i all adults involved should work closely together to ensure best outcomes.

For pupils who do have access to specialist support, teaching staff should be informed of the targets and approaches recommended, and i all adults involved should work closely together to ensure best outcomes.

Want to find out more?

Some excellent examples of what SLCN can look like in a classroom and ways to support them can be seen in this video. It also has useful information about terminology.

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