Language support

We support children and young people aged four to 19 years with language and communication needs.

We can provide:

  • advice, support and training to your child's school
  • assessment of your child's needs within their school setting
  • strategies and resources
  • support to help your child's school cater for your child needs
  • support with transition from nursery to foundation as well as from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3

We can't provide support if your child's:

  • speech (clarity/articulation) is the main concern
  • receptive and expressive language skills are within average ranges, as identified by a speech and language therapist
  • language needs are in line with their learning needs, as identified by an educational psychologist (advice can be sought from SEND Strategic Advice and Support)
  • primary needs are literacy (advice can be sought from SEND Strategic Advice and Support)

How to request support

To access our services you'll need to make a referral through the Gateway and contact your school's SEN Co-Coordinator (SENCo) to discuss a referral. Email, call 01752 668000 or fill in the form below:

Download Request for support [Word, 231KB]

Download Speech and Language Communication Needs checklist [Word, 169KB]

Return completed forms to the SEND Services, Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6 5UF.

We might not accept your request if there's insufficient evidence of your child's language needs.



Use the Plymouth Online Directory to view the Plymouth SEND Local Offer