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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

NAS Communication and 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.


A child with a communication problem? (pdf)

A support pack for schools - For children with speech, language and communication needs; Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS have produced “Activities for Children’s Communication” for early years (0-5), primary years (5-11) and beyond.

The Pragmatics Profile of Everyday Communication Skills in Children 

Talking Point have produced "Misunderstood”, “Don’t Get Me Wrong”, “Universally Speaking (Birth-5), “Other Ways of Speaking” & “Primary Milestone Poster – What’s Typical Talk at Primary?”


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.

Improving Communication Skills in Young People with ASD- Radio Broadcasting


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