Identifying and Supporting Children with SLCN

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Identifying and Supporting Children with SLCN

Programme Overview


Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) 
Delivery ModelOnline Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 600 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training for a group of your staff, please contact Rebecca Annand,, who will be able to assist you.
Deadline booking date:

Wednesday 5th January 2022

Face to Face Online sessionsProgramme breakdown

Monday 7th February 2022
Tuesday 8th February 2022
Wednesday 9th February 
Thursday 10th February 2022

4:00pm to 5:00pm UAE time

  • Four hours of virtual live online training.
  • 1-hour sessions from 4pm to 5pm over four days.  
  • Self-directed research and activity time.
Target audience

EYFS, PRIMARY and SECONDARY – All staff and health services staff.

Aims of the course
  • This workshop aims to increase understanding of how speech, language, and communication skills develop and how to identify and support children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
  • We will explore the impact of SLCN on education and what you can do to support children and young people to reach their full potential.
Intended outcomes

You will learn:-

  • How communication skills develop.
  • Factors that affect communication development.
  • How to identify students with SLCN, including bilingual children, and children who have English as an additional language.
  • How to support these students to make academic progress·
  • A range of activities for you to try both one to one and in small groups.

ChatterBug Limited

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ChatterBug Limited is a UK based company established in 2008, by Speech and Language Therapist, Asma Khanum who graduated from UCL. ChatterBug is a social enterprise delivering a range of Speech and Language therapy services. Our team has a collective 40+ years of industry experience, with a proven track record of improving outcomes for children and young people with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN). Established in 2008, we are a recognised NHS Business Partner, commissioned by local authorities, CCGs, and Schools across the UK to provide a range of training to support quality first teaching and specialist assessment/intervention. At Chatterbug, we are always seeking new and effective ways to support education and childcare professionals who work within schools and with children with speech and language communication needs. All our training courses are written and delivered by our expert Speech and Language Therapists our quality and evidence-based intervention strategies are guaranteed

Programme Overview:

This workshop aims to increase understanding of how speech, language, and communication skills develop and how to identify and support children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). We will explore the impact of SLCN on education and what you can do to support children and young people to reach their full potential.

SLCN is the most common primary area of need for pupils with SEND at 23%.In some areas of deprivation, this figure is at least 50% if not higher. Recent evidence also shows that 81% of children with emotional and behavioural disorders have unidentified language difficulties. Despite its prevalence, only 3% of the school population is ever identified as having SLCN indicating that children are being missed.

Due to the nature of the changes and presentation of the SLCN it can often be difficult to identify. This can lead to difficulties becoming entrenched and harder to change. There is a significant impact on education with substantial evidence showing that exam pass-rate is lower and less than 50% continuing education post 16. Early identification is crucial in order to support children’s effectively so that it has a positive impact on their academic abilities. This can only be achieved if staff are aware of

how SLCN presents and what they can do to support pupils. Specialist training such as this will build your knowledge in these areas and allow you to identify and make appropriate referrals in order to gain specialist support and advice for children. It will also empower you with strategies on how you can provide support.

Times are UAE 4:00pm to 5:00pm via ZOOM each day.


ChatterBug Limited
4 hours