Good communication skills can greatly enhance future life chances. In this article, Natalie Packer explains what we mean by speech, language and communication needs and how we can support pupils through wholeschool and classroom approaches.
Natalie Packer is an independent education consultant specialising in SEN and school improvement. She has had experience as a teacher, SENCO, headteacher and SEN adviser. She is the author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEN. You can contact her on Twitter @NataliePacker or via her website: www.nataliepacker.co.uk.