Junior Language Link
Junior Language Link is our award winning package used to identify and support children with mild to moderate SLCN and those new to English in Key Stage 2. Suitable for children aged 7 to 11 years, it focuses on vital higher level language skills such as making inferences, complex grammar and figurative language.
Watch our video to find out why over 3,500 schools use our packages.
Our online, standardised assessment is fun, quick and easy to administer. Usually adult led, older children can work independently through the assessment. It is fully audio supported so no demand is placed on literacy ability. It looks at key areas of understanding of language for the classroom. To find out about the development of our assessment download our technical report.
It is used universally in year 3 or 4 and then to track identified children. Instant results identify where support is needed and recommend appropriate class and small group interventions. If a child needs specialist support this is clearly highlighted to help you make the most of your external agency support.
Junior language Link provides planned and resourced interventions for a graduated approach. Recommended high quality teaching strategies and classroom resources allow the teacher to support SLCN universally. Our planned and fully resourced language groups allow support staff to provide targeted interventions and for children who need a little bit extra our supplementary teaching plans offer intensive focussed individual support.
A popular feature of both our Language Link packages is our video walk through. This takes staff though each package step by step. Our regular webinar training sessions feature our Speech and Language Therapy team and cover different aspects of use of the package allowing staff to ask the experts questions.
In spring 2019 we will be introducing our Certified Language Link practitioner training. This extended course will cover background information on supporting SLCN as well as comprehensive training in all aspects of the Language Link packages.
Junior Language Link enables you to track impact with a powerful set of progress measures. Our teacher engagement ratings help teachers set targets for improvement across key classroom skills including, communication, participation, self regulation, active involvement and social confidence. Our parent and pupil views allow you to form a holistic view of the child to track changes across skills that matter to parents as well as the children themselves.
Our flexible dynamic reports provide the information you need at the touch of a button. Reports and provision maps show in-school improvement for each child, class, year group and even the whole school. While preparing for an inspection, one school commented recently “Language provided, at the touch of a button, the information the SENCo didn’t even know she needed!”