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  • Schools to secure continuing professional development
  • ICAN language development charts 
  • National curriculum guidance on speech and language
  • A range of recorded training modules available for all staff covering all aspects of communication and interaction on Blackpool's Graduated Approach Toolkit
  • Access to The Communication Trust Self-Evaluation Framework for self-audit 
  • ELKLAN training available from the inclusion 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
  • Makaton training via NHS speech and language therapist payable by settings
  • Makaton training for schools from inclusion team, charges apply
  • Basic BSL training, some charges may apply
  • Autism Education Trust Making Sense of Autism for Schools 


  • Access to initiatives such as Talking Partners, Talk Boost, Time to Talk, Socially Speaking
  • Elklan interventions and resources
  • Access to Blackpool Classrooms that Communicate toolkit 


  • Advice from a speech and language therapist on appropriate interventions approaches for teaching and learning
  • Advice about Alternative, Augmentative Communication (AAC) available through Highfurlong Communication Aids and Assistive Technology (CAAT) Team.
  • Access to Blackpool Classrooms that Communicate toolkit