Speech, language and communication needs

We provide specialist teaching services to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

What is specialist teaching of speech, language and communication needs?

Specialist teaching of SLCN can identify and address needs through a specialist, targeted or systemic approach. SLCN can impact many areas of an individual's education. Specialist SLCN teachers maximise the potential of children and young people by working with them to overcome their barriers to learning, and through advising on how best to identify and address needs.

Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying what they want to, understanding what is being said to them or they do not understand or use social rules of communication. The profile for every child with SLCN is different and their needs may change over time. They may have difficulty with one, some or all of the different aspects of speech, language or social communication at different times of their lives.

SEND code of practice, 2015

What specialist teaching services do we offer in relation to speech, language and communication needs?

Our specialist teachers of SLCN offer the following services:

  • Whole school work
  • Training
  • Consultancy
  • Group intervention
  • 1-to-1 intervention
  • Assessments
  • Screening

Our services are bespoke according to requirements, needs and budgets. If a service is required which is not listed above then please contact us by emailing or phoning 0330 088 8408.

What interventions and groups can our speech, language and communication needs specialist teachers provide?

Our specialist SLCN specialist teachers offer a broad range of 1-to-1 and group interventions related to the following areas:

  • Speech sounds
  • Language development
  • Social communication
  • Understanding

A variety of interventions are available within the above areas of need to best suit needs. To find out more please get in touch and talk to a member of our team.

Who we work with

Our specialist services can be accessed by education, health and other professions working with children and young people.

What consultancy and whole school services do we provide?

We provide a broad range of consultancy and whole school services in relation to SLCN specialist teaching. Services include:

  • Developing individual learning programmes
  • Reviewing provision
  • Setting up provision
  • Speech, language and communication friendly environments
  • Data analysis
  • Case-specific consultancy

To learn more about the whole school and consultancy services our SLCN specialist teachers can provide please email us on or call 0330 088 8408.

What training do our speech, language and communication needs specialist teachers offer?

Our SLCN specialist teachers offer the following training sessions:

  • Good practice within speech, language and communication
  • Identification of speech, language and communication needs
  • Differentiation
  • Autistic spectrum conditions (ASC)
  • Associated speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Supporting students
  • Associated behavioural challenges
  • Effective classroom techniques

In addition to the above, bespoke training is available. We regularly run CPD events throughout the year which may include advice for SLCN from our multidisciplinary team.


Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.

Which children and young people do we work with?

We work with children and young people with and without identified SLCN. SLCN within children and young people can be displayed in a variety of ways which is why we provide screening to identify possible individuals who would benefit from our input.

Next steps

  • Step 1.Interested?
  • Step 2.Request more information
  • Step 3.Commission EHP

What are the benefits of using our specialist speech, language and communication needs teachers?

There are many benefits to individuals, groups and the whole school through using our specialist SLCN teachers. These benefits include:

  • Narrowing the attainment gap
  • Reducing associated SEMH challenges
  • Upskilling staff
  • Access to specialist support

Our specialist SLCN teachers identify and address needs within education settings to help children and young people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.


Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.

SLCN can impact multiple areas of academic and social life. Early identification and intervention is beneficial in narrowing the gap with peers.

Commission EHP

Our specialist multidisciplinary services can be commissioned through a service level agreement and as standalone input.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the services we offer or to book a free initial discussion then please contact us on email

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