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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


What is SLCN Spotting the signs What can parents do Where to go for help? What can Settings and schools do?

The Worcestershire SLCN Pathway is based on the belief that parents are the most important people in a child’s life in terms of making a positive difference to speech, language and communication development at all stages. 

The Pathway offers guidance and advice on how to:

  • Identify children with SLCN
  • Support children with SLCN
  • Adapt the environment for children with SLCN
  • Make provision for children with SLCN
  • Plan for further development of staff skills and knowledge about SLCN
  • Find out about further sources of information

This section of the website is intended to support parents and is useful for anyone involved with the child regardless of where they are supported (e.g. at home, in a setting or at school).

54 Ideas to GWT

54 ideas for parents to Get Worcestershire Talking

SLCN Pathway Ideas for younger children

Advice Sheet - Ideas for young children

SLCN Pathway Ideas for Older Children image
  Advice Sheet - Ideas for older children


Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy provides information about local services, advice and resources for parents. The service's Get Worcestershire Talking campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication skills and provides weekly advice and tips for both parents and practitioners.  

The Communication Trust publishes a wide range of information and resources for parents that are freely available to download from their website.

Talking Point is a good place to start for parents/carers as well as professionals to find out about:

  • how to support the development of children's communication skills

  • information on what children should be doing and saying at different ages and stages

  • how to tell if a child has a speech, language and/or communication need 


AFASIC is the UK charity representing children and young people with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers. Local parents/carers groups can be contacted via the national office. 

© Worcestershire's SLCN Pathway has been developed by practitioners working within Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust 2011 & 2015