Afasic Scotland/Secondary provide some useful information on working with children with specific language difficulties in secondary school. You can access a useful publication for teachers via their website
The Communication Trust provides a bank of resources to help practitioners support the Speech, Langauge and Communication of pupils in Early Years, Primary and Secondary. Well worth looking at Topics which include:
Early Years Resources
Speech, Language and Communication Tools for Early Years, Primary and Secondary, and accompanying video.
No Pens Day - encourages schools and early years settings to put down their pens and pick up their language by running a day of speaking and listening
Universally Speaking - three ages and stages guides on children's communication development
Let;s Talk About It - a booklet for trainee teachers or newly qualified teachers explaining what they need to know about children's communication skills
Top Tips Leaflet
Primary School Milestones Poster
Secondary School Milestones Poster
Communication Supporting Classroom Observation Tool This tool has been developed by the Better Communication Research Programme to be used in an observation of a classroom.
NAS WEBINAR: Communication and social interaction
Healthtalkonline: Communication and interaction People explain how autism affects their communication and interactions with others
Autism Help (Au): This site aims to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder through providing practical strategies, information and resources It has subsections specifically for Early Years - Primary - Teen Years. The files from each section are available for download and printing in PDF format.
RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING
A support pack for schools - For children with speech, language and communication needs; Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS
Commtap.org have produced “Activities for Children’s Communication” for early years (0-5), primary years (5-11) and beyond.
These Shared Resources are included as examples of what has been developed in particular settings to provide information for staff, including supply and non teaching staff.. They may have to be adapted to meet needs in other contexts.
We hope they give you ideas and inspiration to develop ones to suit your own school or pupil.