SEN – Speech, Language & Social Communication

“My child has difficulties with Communication and Interaction”

This can include:

  • Understanding language
  • Using language
  • Understanding how to communicate socially with other people
  • Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD?ASC (Autism, Asperger Syndrome), speech sound disorders/delay
  • Stammering – advice given to families about how to access support from outside agencies

What can Shenley offer?

 All students at Shenley can access

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes
  • Access to homework clubs listen here)
  • Accelerated Reader Programme throughout the school
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs

Support for targeted groups of students may include:

  • Assessment and identification of language needs
  • Feedback to parents and staff
  • Access to ASD Specialist Assistant (Assistant SENCO)
  • Access to CAT (Communication/Autism Team) for 1-1 support / home visits / advise re strategies
  • Breakfast Club – preparation for the day / organisation / prepared for any changes

Targeted individual support may include:

  • Individual postcards for staff with strategies and needs clearly stated
  • Access arrangements
  • Post 16 Transition support – access to Careers Advisor

*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents / carers and then regularly reviewed / modified.


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My child has difficulties with
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