Why schools need to focus on speaking and understanding skills to effectively support SEMH
This session outlines current research on the relationship between SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health) and SLCN (Speech Language and Communication Needs).
Speech and Language Therapist, Amy Loxley discusses the impact on children’s behaviour of potentially hidden difficulties with speaking and understanding. She highlights how to identify these difficulties and explores a range of helpful tools. She also gives an overview of support options, including whole school and differentiated approaches.
3 takeaways from Amy’s training session
– Know some whole school strategies and approaches to support speaking and understanding skills –
– Consider some differentiated approaches for pupils who need more targeted support –
– Understand the relationship between SLCN and SEMH –
This session is aimed at School staff including senior leaders and support staff working with children with SEND.
Watch a snippet of Amy’s presentation…
Amy Loxley received great feedback on her LIVE broadcast
This session was originally presented at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
“Fantastic session. I will definitely share this with my staff team.
Particularly useful – DLD information.”
Anita Coleman, AHT/Inclusion Lead – St Margarets CE Primary
About the Creator
Amy Loxley / Interim Lead Speech and Language Advisor, I CAN
Amy Loxley is the Interim Lead Speech and Language Advisor for the children’s communication charity – I CAN. With 14 years’ experience as a speech and language therapist, Amy has worked with a diverse range of children and young people across early years, primary and secondary phases, and in community, mainstream and specialist settings. She is currently leading the Constable Talk Boost project, supporting children with difficulties speaking and understanding language across five London local authorities. She’s also developing CPD content for I CAN’s training offer for schools.
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