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The Language Support Service

Who are we?

We are a small specialist service consisting of a specialist teacher, support assistant and a speech and language therapist who work with children with receptive and expressive language difficulties. 

Who do we work with?

We work with children and young people with expressive and receptive language difficulties from foundation stage through to 19 within mainstream settings. For our detailed criteria please see our Language Support Service criteria.

What do we do?

We offer specialist assessment and intervention for children who meet our criteria. The main part of our role is to train up mainstream settings and ensure they are able to provide suitable interventions for children with language difficulties. We would usually recommend a "little and often" approach to intervention and for teaching staff to ensure strategies are encompassed as part of the child's everyday teaching. We have lots of useful programmes that mainstream settings can use and we can support schools to set up group interventions which you can then use for different cohorts as well as ideas for individual children.  We utilise a Language Support Service Tiered Model of Working.

We also offer bespoke training on language and language development. We can also offer your school a "language project" should you have identified a cohort of children needing support. A hugely successful training programme we continue to run is the ELKLAN programme.

 

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