We have a range of products and resources, which are evidence informed, with identified outcomes for children's language and wider learning. Our resources aim to support the speech, language and communication skills of all children, including those with SLCN.
We provide "off the shelf" resources as well as developing bespoke materials on request
Early Years Resources
Chatty Bats is an impactful language development programme for children age 3 to 5 years old. It uses a robust dialogic reading methodology, linking engaging Clickety Books stories with a structured ten week programme of language activities. The pack contains detailed lesson plans, story books and puppets, which engage young children and develops their understanding and use of language.
Chatterboxes are big boxes of games and activities to support listening, understanding and talking for 3 to 5 year old children. In the boxes are games, books and toys, plus over 50 activity cards written by experts to support children’s language. Activities are designed to be used flexibly and linked to themes commonly taught in the early years.
Get ready for Phonics
“Get ready for Phonics” is a targeted intervention to support phonological awareness and vocabulary learning, both of which are strong predictors of reading in young children. Aimed at children aged 4-6 years, this intervention provides a structured programme of interactive activities for children who are struggling with these important foundation skills for phonics and reading.
Language Legends I
Language legends is a targeted intervention for children with language difficulties in key stage 2, written by experts around a well known story. Children make excellent progress in their understanding and use of vocabulary and wider language skills following the intervention. All activities and materials are provided for small group work and there are also fully animated and captivating PowerPoints available to be taught at a class level.
Code breakers supports children in years 7 and 8 with language difficulties. It can be delivered across an academic year as a “Communication Curriculum” or as a language intervention. Pupils attend lessons designed to develop understanding, use of language and improved interaction between peers. Outcomes evidence significant impact on overall progression.
Language Legends II
We have developed a second version of language legends following positive outcomes from version I and requests from our schools. As with version 1, it supports vocabulary, understanding and use of language and collaborative talk. This version follows tried and tested principles and is based around a new book ‘There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom’ supporting language and exploring the themes of the book.
“I spoke to [child’s name] yesterday and she is so much clearer than before. I can understand what she is saying now. She still has a long way to go, but you can see the progress and it’s even impacting on her phonics – she’s moved up to a higher group.”Kate Hunter, Key Stage 1 Lead Teacher
”Thank you for your training, it really got us all thinking and talking about children’s language and the impact it’s having on their learning. We can see how these interventions are really going to impact on our children. The support with interpreting the assessment data has been brilliant.”Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
84% of Head Teachers agree that oracy is very important yet 45% of Teachers reported that no one has responsibility for oracy in their school.
Quote “State of Speaking in Our Schools”
We know from research that around 50% of children in areas of disadvantage have speech, language and communication needs that may affect their learning, social and emotional development.
Statistic “Many children benefit from early targeted support”
In 2016 only 12% of pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs achieved expected standards in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of primary school, compared to 53% of all pupils.
Often, the focus in school is on reading and writing, but without strong spoken language, children will struggle to do well.Statistic “SLCN impacts on attainment”