Language for Learning in the Primary School is the long awaited second edition of Language for Learning, first published in 2004 and winner of the NASEN/TES Book Award for Teaching and Learning in 2005. This handbook has become an indispensable resource, packed full of practical suggestions on how to support 5-11 year old children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
Colour coded throughout for easy referencing, this unique book supports inclusive practice by helping teachers to:
- Identify children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
- Understand speech, language and communication skills
- Consider roles and responsibilities at primary school
- Plan a differentiated and adapted curriculum
- Consider the language demands across subjects
- Adopt a whole school approach
- Make use of a wide range of positive strategies
- Empower children to access the curriculum
Language for Learning in the Primary School comes complete with a wealth of photocopiable resources, giving teachers and teaching assistants the confidence to help children with SLCN more effectively in mainstream settings. It will also be an extremely useful resource for speech and language therapists, specialist teachers and educational psychologists.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Speech, Language and Communication Skills
Chapter 3: Identifying Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Chapter 4: A Whole School Approach
Chapter 5: Opportunities and Challenges across the Curriculum
Chapter 6: Strategies and Interventions for Use across the Curriculum
Appendix 1: Suppliers of Commercial Materials
Appendix 2: Information about Language for Learning
Sue Hayden is a speech, language and communication needs trainer with over 30 years' specialist teaching experience both in primary and secondary schools.
Emma Jordan is a service manager and specialist speech and language therapist for the Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service within Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.
Both authors provide training for practitioners working with children and young people of all ages with SLCN and manage the ‘Language for Learning’ project based in Worcestershire.