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Our Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit contains advice, activities and general resources to help with the development of children and young people's speech, language and communication skills.

Toolkit Sections 

Some children find it hard to listen and concentrate at the level expected for their age in either or both 1:1 and group or whole class situations. Difficulties with attention and listening have an effect on all areas of learning; if a child is not able to listen and attend they will be unable to process information they are given.

This section includes relevant resources and advice to support the development of attention and listening skills.

Attention and Listening Downloads:

For children, play is absolutely crucial for development. Even when your child is playing silently, they are learning important information that they will carry with them and use later. You can use play to help expand your child's speech and language skills. 

Play Downloads:

Children can present with a range of different speech sound difficulties. Some children may not be able to use a specific sound or sounds in their speech; others struggle to co-ordinate the movements of their lips and tongue to accurately sequence sounds to make words. Children’s speech sound difficulties can have an impact on their ability to make themselves understood and developing reading and writing skills.

This section includes relevant resources and advice to support the development of speech sound and oro-motor skills.

Speech Downloads:

Where to start if you are concerned about speech sounds

Children who have English as a second language should not be regarded as having a speech and language difficulty. Even children who have had limited exposure to English before going to school can become competent communicators. However, some of these children may have speech and language difficulties in their heritage or home language.

This section includes relevant resources and advice to support children who have EAL (English as an Additional Language) and also children who have speech and language difficulties in their heritage/home language.    

Bilingualism Downloads:

Our screening assessment tool uses pictures and tasks to help identify children who may have speech, language or communication difficulties. By completing the screen, you will know if the child would benefit from some extra support or whether they would meet the criteria for a referral to the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service (CSLT).

To ensure you get the most out of screening tool, we have developed a video which talks you through completing the screen and provides you with some useful tips.

You can watch the video here.

To access a copy of the screen, please fill in the request form below and email it to 

Screening tool request form

If you have any questions please contact our team on 01138433600

Contact and Referral Details

View our contact and referral page

Improving our Toolkit 

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for improving our Toolkit, please email Andrea Arnold – we’d love to hear from you.


Service Downloads and Useful Links 

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