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Schools' Speech and Language Therapy Service

SaLTNewsletter Terms 3 & 4 2021

Speech and Language Development - Free to Download

ECATEvery Child A Talker: Child Monitoring Tool and Action Plan

"The child monitoring tool enables practitioners to assess the developmental level of children’s speech, language and communication. It is structured across 4 strands which, although appear separate, are interlinked.  
It is proposed that observations link to the best fit for a child in each strand (see information on the reverse of the tool). The information is to be put onto the overview sheet along with the child’s chronological age in months. The developmental stage needs to be compared to the child’s chronological age to establish if the child is ‘at risk of delay’, ‘as expected’ or ‘ahead’ (see information on the reverse of the tool).  
This is a very powerful and informative tool and should be used on a regular basis to link outcomes to learning language across the provision." Leicestershire County Council
ECAT national StrategiesEvery Child A Talker ECAT: National Strategies Guidance for Early Language Lead Practitioners
ECAT Child Monitoring Tool
ECAT Child Monitoring Tool Action Plan
ECAT Child Monitoring Tool Cohort Tracker
ECAT Frequently Asked Questions Link
ECAT 10 top tipsECAT - 10 Top Tips for Talking
I can help
I Can have put together a list of Apps to support a child's speech and language development
ICan ages and stagesI Can - Ages & Stages  key information about babies and young children’s speech, language and communication.
Early language behavioursI Can - Early Language Behaviours
SaLT milesstonesStages of typical language development, with examples of what you might see and hear in a classroom or school environment.


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