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Speech and Language Monitoring Tool and Videos

We have created this page so that you can find useful SALT related guidance and videos in one place:

Well Comm training for EYFS


The following videos have been compiled by our Local Offer Team.

What we mean by Speech and Language development- PP1 video (9mins)

•       What do Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) do?

•       What do we mean by ‘speech and language development’?

•       Why are communication skills important for children?


Ages and Stages- PP2 video (11mins)
• What speech and language skills should I expect from children in my care?
• By  6 months
• By 18 months          
• By 1 year
• By 2 years
• By 3 years
• By 4 years
• Introduction to the Speech and Language Therapy Monitoring Tool


What should I consider before making a referral to SLT- PP3 video (13mins)
• How concerned are you and what are these concerns based on?
• Parental concern, consent and responsibility
• What should the Early Years Setting have already done before making a referral to EYSLT?
• What information do I need to have in order to make a referral to Early Years SLT?


How do I make a referral to Speech and Language Therapy?- PP4 video (6mins)
• Where to access the SLT referral form
• A step-by-step guide to completing the Early Years SLT referral form
• Where to send the referral
• Contact details for other services


What can I expect if I refer a child to Speech and Language Therapy- PP5 video (13mins)
• What is speech and language therapy?
• How does the early Years SLT service work?
• What support will the service offer?
• What is the role of parents?
• What is the role of Early Years Practitioners?
• What is the role of the SLT?
• The importance of working together
• Supporting parents to access therapy


Supporting children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs in your Early Years Setting- PP6 video (17mins)

Using ‘visual support’ – what does this mean?

• Top Tips for Adult-Child Interaction
• Practical ideas for activities that support communication development


What do we mean by ‘Social Communication’? - PP7 video (10mins)
• What do we mean by the term ‘social communication?’
• Why is social communication so important?
• When and how does it develop in young children?
• Key social communication milestones


How do I refer a child to the ‘targeted’ Speech and Language groups at local children’s centres- PP8 video (5mins)
• What are Targeted Speech and Language groups?
• Who should I refer?
• How do I refer children?


How to use the Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Monitoring Tool- PP9 video (9mins)
• What is the “CLCH Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Monitoring Tool”?
• Supporting children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
• How to complete the Monitoring Tool


Vroom! Tips and how to explain these to parents- PP10 (11mins)
• Resources created based on research carried out, to support early learning and brain building.


Everyday Activity: At the Park Intro

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. An introduction video around learning new words when out and about


Everyday Activity: Climbing on the Climbing Frame

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. When you are at home and out and about with your child it is a great time to help them learn action words. See how you can teach the word ‘climbing’ in the playground


Everyday Activity: On the Slide

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities: When you are at home and out and about with your child it is a great time to help them learn action words. See how you can teach the word ‘sliding’ in the playground, and introduce the words ‘slow’ and ‘fast’


Everyday Activity: Swinging at the Park

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. When you are at home and out and about with your child it is a great time to help them learn action words. See how you can teach the word ‘swing’ and ‘push’ in the playground, and introduce the words ‘up’ and ‘down’ and ‘stop’.


Everyday Activity: Peekaboo in the Park

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. When you are at the playground you can have fun by playing peekaboo with your child. This will help them build their attention skills, and is a fun way to have an interaction and learn language.


Everyday Activity: Looking for the Bus

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. When you are waiting for the bus, you can have a conversation with your child using Makaton signs. This will help them understand what you are saying and help them learn new words


Everyday Activity: At the Bus Stop

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. While you are waiting for the bus, it is a great time to have a conversation. Talk about what you can see around you, using Makaton signs to help your child understand and learn new words.


Everyday Activity: ‘Creative Stupidity’ in the Shop

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. When you do the ‘unexpected’ with your child in a fun way, it is a good opportunity to make them laugh and an opportunity for them to communicate with you. Have fun being silly together!


Everyday Activity: Offering Choices in the Shop

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. When you are out shopping it is a great time to offer choices. It gives your child an opportunity to have something to communicate about


Everyday Activity: Singing in the Park

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. When you are in the park you can sing to your child. Singing helps children learn new words and is a great time to help them with their talking and communication


Everyday Activity: Tickling

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. Tickling is a good opportunity for your child to start an interaction and respond to you. It can be a great time to learn body parts as well. Have fun playing tickling games!


Everyday Activity: Toys at Home- the Car Run

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. A car run is a great toy that you can use at home to support attention and listening, taking turns and communication skills.


Everyday Activity: Sharing Books

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. Sharing books is a great time to support language development. You don’t have to read all the words, you can talk about what is happening in the pictures, and use Makaton signs to support your language.


Everyday Activity: Bath time

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. Bath time is a great time to support language development. You can introduce choices, name objects, and introduce action words. Most importantly, have fun at bath time!


Everyday Activity: Play Time

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. ‘What’s in the bag?’ is a fun game to introduce new words to your child. You can use a pillow case at home, and put some everyday objects into it. You can name objects, and introduce action words and describing words.


Everyday Activity: Playing with the Car Track

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Learning During Everyday Activities. A car track is a great toy that can be used for lots of things. Lots of children love playing with a car track. Watch the video to see how you can use it to help your child make requests.


Visual Support: Making a Now and Next Board

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy: Visual Support for Children. A ‘now and next’ (also known as a ‘first and then’) board can help children to keep motivated to move between tasks. It can help reduce anxiety because the child knows what will happen next. You don’t need printed symbols, you can make your own board at home!

Last Updated 07/06/2021

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