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Specialist Spotlight: An Introduction to speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) (Secondary / FE)

  • Online
  • 02 Nov 2023 (16:00 - 17:00)
Universal SEND Services
Live Discussion
Online Units

Featuring Claire Smith: Claire is a Lead Advisor for Speech and Language UK has over 30 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist, supporting children of all ages and their families, and leading and transforming children’s services.

Join us for a FREE discussion exploring speech, language and communication needs in Secondary / FE settings.

The discussion will be hosted by Whole School SEND’s regional lead, Conrad Bourne, and everyone will be encouraged to join in, ask questions and share experiences. As such, content will be responsive but may cover some or all of the following themes:

  • the importance of speech, language and communication skills to learning, behaviour, social and emotional development, and mental health, 
  • what typical speech, language and communication development looks like, and
  • how less well-developed speech, language and communication skills can affect learners in education settings and the wider world.

It’s a great opportunity to hear from an experienced specialist, network with colleagues from across the country, and share learnings.

The discussion builds on our 20 minute online SEND CPD units. While everyone is welcome to take part in the session, delegates who have completed the corresponding unit content in preparation are likely to find the sessions particularly helpful.

Due to the interactive nature of these sessions, recordings will not be made available after the event.

Data Sharing: As this is a Department for Education (DfE) funded project, participants may be contacted by an external evaluator to measure the impact and success of the project. By participating in any of the webinars, live sessions or other activities you are providing consent by default to have your data shared and be contacted by the DfE and/or the external evaluators to support the evaluation process. If you do not want your data to be shared for this purpose please email:

Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, SENCO, Senior Leader, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Tutor

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