SEND support services

SEND services: speech, language and communication team (SLCN) including outreach support

We provide 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 life.

The speech, language and communication team at SEND Services promote high expectations and quality outcomes for children and young people in all settings. We contribute 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 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 complete 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 to 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 services.

Find all the SEND Service Teams

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

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

Contact details

Kuljit Jheeta, senior SEND advisor

T: 01782 232538