Progression Tools from The Communication Trust for Secondary Years Set

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This set of Speech, Language and Communication Progression Tools covering ages 11-18, support staff in identifying young people who may be struggling to develop their speech, language and communication skills.


The Tools aim to provide a relatively quick way of determining where children are against where they should be for their age and provide more information about how these vital skills are progressing.

The Tools contain a colour reference booklet with instructions on how to use it, questions to ask the children, guidance on how to observe their behaviour, and methods to track their results. You’ll also be provided with a black and white version of the question and observation sections for you to write on. You can photocopy these additional sheets as many times as you wish for the number of children you use the Tool with.

To find out more information about the Tools and how they were developed please go to

You can also purchase Progression Tools for each age group separately.


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Type: Book
Age Range: Secondary Years
Resource Target: Practitioners

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