The purpose of The Communication Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.
Useful resources from The Communication Trust include:
The Communication Commitment
Communication is at the core of what we do at home, in school and in work.
For children and young people, good communication skills are important for learning and making friends, impacting widely across their development.
The Communication Commitment is a simple way to ensure all pupils communicate to the best of their ability by developing a whole-school approach to communication.
You'll be supporting all of your pupils, including those with SLCN, to communicate better - part of the Ofsted Framework and preparing you for the SEND reforms. It's free to register and you'll receive free information, toolkits, resources and a personalised Action Plan.
The Communication Trust has worked with the Better Communication Research Programme to develop the What Works database of evidenced interventions to support children's speech, language and communication.
The What Works database has now been launched as a prototype with around 60 interventions included. The Trust is rolling out a year-long programme of consultation with key stakeholders and practitioners in order to ensure the database is fit for purpose and to continue adding further interventions.
What Works is endorsed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Monthly newsletters from The Communication Trust