For all children, speech and language development happens during everyday activities, throughout the day with different people. The role of the SLT is to give advice and to support parents and staff to help them develop children’s communication throughout the day. The SLT will help parents and staff to find opportunities and effective ways to help a child develop understanding and communication.
If input is needed it will be given in one or more of the following ways:
Targets to go in the child’s Individual Education Plan
Giving specific strategies for teachers and parents to use throughout the day
Supporting class staff to provide the best environment to develop the child’s communication skills
Showing class staff how to work on the child’s skills in groups or individually
Training to staff, parents and other professionals
The child may be receiving all the necessary support through the curriculum and from the teachers, and additional input from the SLT may not be needed.