Working with 11-19 years olds

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Useful websites

Derby City's Local Offer - a hub of information and advice for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

I CAN - helps children communicate. They are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

The Communication Trust - every child understood.  A coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

Talking Point - the first stop for information on children’s communication.

National Literacy Trust - an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.

AFASIC - voice for life. Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments.

What to expect at different ages

Typical talk at secondary school (aged 11-18+ years old).

Universally Speaking - ages and stages of children's communication development from 11-18 years old.

Speech, Language and Communication Progression Tools – Secondary.

Resources and activities

The importance of communication skills for outcomes from SecEd.

Good practice for supporting pupils with speech, language and communication needs in a secondary school – checklist.

A resource guide for practitioners from The Communication Trust.

Secondary resources from the National Literacy Trust.

More top tips for developing talking.

Crack the code: how to know if a secondary pupil needs support.

Crack the code: how to know if a post-16 student needs support.

The referral decision making process from The Communication Trust.

Video about talking to parents about their child’s, speech, language and communication.

Oracy benchmarks from Voice 21.

Communication friendly environment checklist.

Making your place great for communication.

What Works? The biggest database of evidence informed speech, language and communication interventions.

A catalogue of products and services available from The Communication Trust's consortium.

Intervention programmes available for secondary schools to buy

Secondary Language Link - an intervention programme from Speech Link.

Enhancing Language and Communication in Secondary Schools - an intervention programme.

Talk about Talk Secondary - an intervention programme from ICAN.

Further resources

Bercow: Ten years on recommendations.

Bercow: Ten years on - Key features of effective practice in schools.

Getting SLCN support right in your school.

Time to Talk - implementing outstanding practice in speech, language and communication, Jean Gross.

A 'one stop guide' from The Communication Trust to commissioning speech and language services in your school.

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists' overview of their role in educational settings.

How to set up a Parent Champions scheme with Coram.