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Communication offer for professionals - secondary


  • Schools to secure continuing professional development
  • ICAN language development charts 
  • National curriculum guidance on speech and language
  • Inclusion development programme
  • Communication Trust Self-Evaluation Framework for self-evaluation and training needs
  • ELKLAN Let's Talk Level 1 training available from the Blackpool Council SEND support team
  • ‘Introduction to speech, language and communication’ video for support staff from Blackpool's Graduated Approach toolkit.
  • Access to the communication leads in schools meetings, held termly
  • Access to Blackpool classrooms that communicate toolkit
  • A range of recorded training modules available for all staff covering all aspects of communication and interaction on Blackpool's Graduated Approach toolkit
  • Basic BSL training, some charges may apply
  • Autism Education Trust Making Sense of Autism for Schools
  • Access to the North West Network Speech and Language information day


  • Talking Partners
  • Secondary Talk Boost resources
  • Socially Speaking
  • Elklan interventions and resources 


  • Advice from a speech and language therapist on appropriate interventions and approaches for teaching and learning
  • Advice about alternative, augmentative communication (AAC) available through Blackpool Council SEND support team
  • Access to Blackpool Classrooms that Communicate toolkit
  • Access to further information on alternative, augmentative communication (AAC) from the ACE Centre