Communication and Interaction (C+I) Needs
All young people need to be able to understand and use language effectively to access the curriculum and communicate with others. Young people's linguistic competence supports their learning as well as their communication skills.
Many young people have difficulty in understanding others and in expressing themselves.
They may have difficulty with:
fluency of speech
forming sounds and words
expressing their thoughts and ideas clearly
attention and listening
flexibility in thought and behaviour.
Speech and Language (S+L) Needs
Young people can be referred to the service by their parents/carers or by another health or educational professional with the parent’s permission.
Here is a link to the appropriate page on the Gloucestershire Care NHS site for Speech and Language Therapy: http://www.glos-care.nhs.uk/index.php/our-services/children-young-people/slt