Discover strategies to encourage teenagers with speech and language needs (SLCN) to seek support and embrace their unique strengths. Explore approaches for open conversations and consider Secondary Language Link, a comprehensive support package for students aged 11-14.
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Welcome to our SENCO news and updates series, where we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest developments, trends, and best practices in the world of Special Educational Needs Coordination. If you’re a SENsible SENCO member, you get even more amazing help, advice and insights when you log in.
Explore the significance of resilience in the realm of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and discover its importance for both students and educators. Learn how resilience helps students overcome challenges and educators thrive in an ever-evolving educational landscape.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools Part 7
Explore solutions to overcome challenges in implementing targeted interventions, from resource constraints to resistance from stakeholders. Learn strategies for addressing issues like lack of institutional support and cultural barriers to achieve successful outcomes.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools Part 6
Discover the importance of collaboration and communication among teachers, parents, and professionals in implementing targeted interventions for students. Learn about the benefits of effective coordination, regular monitoring, and evaluation for successful interventions.
Explore the importance of addressing Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN) in teenagers during their secondary school years. Learn how timely identification and intervention can empower students, improve academic performance, and enhance social interactions. Discover how Secondary Language Link provides valuable tools and resources to support students with SLCN.
Discover the significance of speech and language screening and gain insights into Speech and Language Link screening packages in this engaging webinar featuring Yin Collighan from Speech and Language Link.
Riding the Wave of SEMH: The Impact and Implications of Rising Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs in Schools Part 5
Discover the benefits of offering mindfulness sessions for anxiety management and overall well-being. Explore mindfulness techniques and tips for creating a conducive environment. Cultivate self-compassion and emotional regulation through mindfulness practice.
Explore strategies for managing staff absences in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) settings, ensuring the continuity of support for SEND pupils. Learn about the importance of consistency, skill specificity, pre-emptive planning, communication, adaptation, and post-absence transitions. Discover contingency measures for a seamless SEND provision.
Explore the importance of hosting regular SEND drop-in sessions, fostering open communication, building trust, and engaging parents, pupils, and staff in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) process. Learn how to plan and execute these sessions effectively and address challenges that may arise.
Explore the vital role of SENCOs in updating reading and spelling ages for SEN students. Learn how this data serves as a diagnostic tool, influences interventions, and informs curriculum planning. Discover the importance of collaboration and technology in the process.
Explore the importance of coordinating with support specialists in the realm of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Discover who these specialists are, their key roles, and why regular engagement with them is vital for tailoring interventions, skill transfer, holistic understanding, and efficient scheduling.
Explore the significance of Awareness Weeks for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and how schools can participate. Learn about breaking stereotypes, providing education, building empathy, and celebrating diversity. Get tips on planning and involving various stakeholders.
Discover how Language Link’s comprehensive data and assessment tools can empower SENCo professionals to effortlessly track student progress, generate essential reports, and prepare for Ofsted inspections with confidence.
Discover the ultimate SLCN book – Your comprehensive guide to Speech, Language, and Communication Needs. Perfect for SENCOs, educators, and professionals. Explore practical insights and diagnostic knowledge on SLCN conditions, a must-have resource for your bookshelf.
Discover the importance of screening for language difficulties in the realm of special educational needs. Learn why early detection, targeted support, and building communication skills can boost academic success and confidence. Explore the Language Link program by Speech and Language Link for online assessments and interventions. Promote inclusive education and empower students to reach their full potential.
Discover effective ways to support pupils with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN). Explore Speech and Language Link’s comprehensive packages offering assessments, interventions, resources, and training for school staff. Empower your team to provide tailored support, freeing you to focus on other SEN areas. Learn more about how our solutions positively impact student development and self-confidence.
We’ve taken a break from our normal monthly newsletter, we’ve let Dale and the team at B Squared loose and it seems they have had some fun. They included information on Autism, how doing stuff yourself is not always the best use of your time and how to gain the best outcomes for children with SEND. It’s a great read! Also a big well done to Rebecca Banks who is our monthly winner of the SENbooks £100.
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