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SEND Services - Speech, Language and Communication Team (SLCN) including Outreach support

We provide a range of support, training and advice, to schools and other educational providers and settings. This ensures that children with communication and interaction have opportunities to achieve their educational goals and acquire the skills they need to gain independence in learning and in life.

The Speech, Language and Communication Team at SEND Services promote high expectations and quality outcomes for children and young people in all settings; contributing to delivering the priorities of the setting, development and improvement plans through the support of parents, pupils, schools and their staff.

Parental and Pupil Voice is of significant importance to us and this is reflected in our information gathering, advice, strategies given, and follow-up work. We adopt a multi-agency approach to ensure holistic, child-centred outcomes.  

Working with the Speech, Language and Communication Team at SEND Services provides settings with access to an excellent team of professionals with a wide range of expertise and experience in all areas of Special Educational Needs & Disability.

The SLCN Team can support in the following areas:

  • Colourful Semantics
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • Talking Partners
  • Word Aware
  • DLD (Developmental Language Disorder)
  • Shape Coding
  • Makaton
  • Cued Articulation
  • Hanen
  • Social Skills Programmes
  • Transition Programmes

A full list of interventions for modelling can be found in our brochure.

The Speech, Language and Communication Team at SEND Services work with:

  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Special Schools
  • Academies
  • Post-16
  • Free Schools
  • Alternative Provision
  • Any other settings.

In the first instance, parents should discuss their child's SEN needs with the school with a view of gaining advice and guidance from the Speech, Language and Communication Team at SEND Services. Referral to the Outreach Support is through Speech and Language Therapy Service.

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We offer support to settings in Stoke LA but also other Local Authorities.

Look at the Stoke-on-Trent Graduated Approach Website here.


Please see our Brochure (below right) for details of the training and support we offer to settings. Should you have specific requirements do get in touch as we also offer bespoke support.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kuljit Jheeta
Contact Position
Senior SEND Advisor
01782 232538

Where to go

Hazel Trees
Duke Street
Stoke on Trent

Other Details


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Impact of Support (Submitted by Record Owner)
“Thank you so much, he always comes home and tells me about your sessions, he finds them very fun. It’s really nice to hear him engaging in his Speech and Language, so thank you so much! It used to be a big difficulty here at home and at school. He would shut off and completely refuse. So I’m so glad he’s making a big effort and enjoying himself! ”    Parent I remember being so emotional when we were told he required more intense speech and language (support), silly I know, but I would not change it for the world now and couldn’t have asked for anyone better to have provided this. You really have and continue to be amazing. We would not be where we are today without your support and patience, he adores you, so from the bottom of our hearts thank you.”    Parent   Thank you for reminding me of my worth and how amazing I am. You are amazing – you have never failed to uplift me. I will never be able to put into words how grateful I really am, I am glad to have been supported by you. – 6th Form Student   Children have been able to access the curriculum and become more confident in speaking out loud to the class such as answering questions or contributing in classroom discussion. Child has also become more confident in asking what words mean and has developed good descriptive language.     School   The (training) resources were useful, Early Years links/suggestions, websites for resources, assessment opportunities – the majority: Loved it all. All Great, I’m going to feedback in our staff meeting tomorrow. Thank you.     School
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