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Infant Language Link

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Infant Language Link

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What is Infant Language Link?

Award-winning Infant Language Link is an innovative online package used to identify and support children with mild to moderate speech, languge and communication needs (SLCN) and those new to English. The assessment will also identify any children who may have more severe language needs, such as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), so that these children can be considered for further investigations and diagnostic assessment with your local speech and language therapy team. Suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years, 500 colourful resources, 12 planned termly language groups, 24 individual teaching plans and 52 handouts for parents make this the most comprehensive SLCN package available for schools.

Recommended Usage

40 minutes per week.

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Educational Impact

improve teacher knowledge
79%
improve teaching efficiency
73%
reduce teacher workload
66%
CompanyBusiness Name: SL Multimedia Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2003
Website:
Twitter: @speechlink
LinkedIn: Speech Link Multimedia Ltd
Phone: 03335770784
Age Range5-7, 8-10
FeaturesAdminister AssessmentsStandardised ResultsTargetted InterventionsProgress MeasuresIn-package ResourcesTrainingSpeech And Language Help Desk Support
LanguagesEnglish, Welsh
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPad

Computer with internet connection (preferably a wired connection) and good quality speakers.

Set Up

Instant access

TrainingLive OnlineWebinarsVideos

Live training webinars, delivered by speech and language therapists, are included in the subscription enabling the user to get the most from the package.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumPhone Support
Home Learning

School must create the account.

Home work sheets are provided in the package for schools to give to parents to enable them to work on developing language skills at home.

TagsLanguageResourcesInterventionsEvidenceSEND

Infant Language Link Pricing


Pricing Plans

Paid Subscription

Infant Language Link pricing starts from £425 / year

Costs are £425+VAT in the first year and £275+VAT in follow on years.

The annual subscription is for all children and all computers.

Discounts are available for schools who purchase Speech Link or Junior Language Link in addition to Infant Language Link.

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4.45 out of 5

from 34 Verified Reviews

Infant Language Link has collected 2 reviews in the past 6 months

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Tess and Danielle

LSA

Used Infant Language Link daily for 5 years+

Jul 2022

In language link the resources are not always clear what area they are used for as well as explaining how to use them.

Tess and Danielle found Infant Language Link:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    As there are allocated staff members for speech and language the teachers workload will decrease as assessments and resources are done by the Salt staff.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    The language link will enhance the child's progress in early years which will lead to greater teaching efficiency.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Teachers have input into the progress measures therefore they are able to track the child's progress as well as having access to all other data.
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Caroline Thorne

HLTA for SEN

Used Infant Language Link monthly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

The assessment gives an accurate picture of each child's needs and level of understanding. As a whole year group screening tool, it enables us to quickly identify those children who need to be seen by a therapist and also those children who would benefit from intervention at a lower level. We re-assess those children who we have ongoing concerns about throughout their time at the federation and refer to our findings often in pupil progress meetings.

Caroline Thorne found Infant Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Identifies difficulties to be addressed without delay and without the need for additional teacher assessments. We use it as a whole year group screening tool.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    The children with difficulties are identified quickly and support is put in place to maximise the use of teaching hours.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The assessment encourages dialogue between staff members and therefore has a positive impact on the understanding of childrens' difficulties in this area.
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Tara

Leader of Learning Inclusion (SENDCO)

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 1-2 years

Mar 2022

I think the assessment is effective, can be used when working with SALTs, private and NHS. Intervention resources are easy to follow, fun and effective.

Tara found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Gives clear indication of who needs support and excellent resources to support learners
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Provides resources to help teachers in their day to day teaching
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
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jane notley

senta

oakwood infant and nursery, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 1-2 years

Mar 2022

inputting data such as language link effectiveness can be long winded as there is no option but to jump between groups/year groups.

jane notley found Infant Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    language link can be administered by other trained individuals
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    informs the teacher of learning gaps and also progress of individuals
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Mrs Pauline Glover

Learning Support Assistant

Giffards Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 5 years+

Mar 2022

the resources are colourful and engaging. The activities don't go on for too long, and having smaller groups to work with means all pupils have a chance to answer questions.

Mrs Pauline Glover found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    in English the pupils have a better understanding on how to use language structure in their writing
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    the teachers can link the work the pupils have covered in the language intervention to class work
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Sandra Russell

Teaching Assistant

Greenvale Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link daily for 5 years+

Feb 2022

There is a wealth of high quality resources, there are plenty of clear instructions and 'how to' videos to ensure successful delivery of language screening and programmes, there is a parent portal page where parents can access further support and ideas and above all, there is real impact and improvement made on children's language and understanding.

Sandra Russell found Infant Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    There is plenty of information and ideas for supporting children in class and meeting their specific needs
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Mandy Malik

SLCN/Early Help coordinator

Hayes Park Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link monthly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

It helps to identify children with SLCN needs and gives strategies/classroom resources. It also provides a parent portal to help children at home.

Mandy Malik found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Assessments are completed, feedback is given and interventions groups are run.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Strategies are put in place to support children.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Feedback is given and any necessary classroom support.
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Wendy

Assistant SENDCo

St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

The assessment is a useful tool although it is very long. The sessions are planned and resourced well, the recording of data is good. I don't like that too often games are repeated quickly. The children remember and say they've done it already!

Wendy found Infant Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    No need for planning of sessions for intervention
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Repeated lesson improve my delivery, resources are available and recording is good
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
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Annette Bruce

Reception class teacher and SENCO

Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

It has been very useful both as an assessment tool and then having all the resources available to put an intervention in place for those children who need it.

Annette Bruce found Infant Language Link :
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    Getting resources ready or releasing TA to get ready means they are not supporting in class.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    If the children I am teaching have a better understanding of language then I can move on rather than having to ensure certain children have the right language to understand the lesson.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Where there are real gaps in children's language knowledge for example with textures of food.
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Mrs Sharon Jones

Teaching Assistant

Pontlliw primary School, Wales

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 5 years+

Feb 2022

Easy to assess pupils and colourful resources to work on targets

Mrs Sharon Jones found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Ready made resources and activities allow for less preparation time.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Step by step guides allow for consistency in delivering language like across foundation phase
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    NA
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joanne

Speech and language TA

greave primary school, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 3-4 years

Jan 2022

I think its very helpful easy to use and understand. the information and paper print outs are very helpful too.

joanne found Infant Language Link :
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    just talking to the parents
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    they know what standard they are at with there understanding
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    they can understand where they are up to with there sounds and understanding
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Kim

HLTA

Charsfield C of E Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link occasionally for 1-2 years

Jan 2022

I've found it an extremely useful resource

Kim found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Having the resources ready and available
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Having the plans already available
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    As you work through it, you become more knowledgeable to then apply that to your teaching
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Sandra Webb

HLTA

St Katherine's School, England

Used Infant Language Link daily for 5 years+

Jan 2022

I have found this resource amazing over the years, it has helped me to develop my understanding of all areas of language and speech difficulties. To support me in helping my school team to support our children with SLCN. Which supports our children so they are able to access the curriculum.

Sandra Webb found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I assess the children if the teachers are concerned about a child's learning.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Helps what interventions are needed for a child, allowing myself to give resources to the teacher and TA. This helps the teacher and TA in the understanding of which area the child might be having difficulties. In year R we assesses all the children, also late comers who join our school. When we have completed the interventions we have seen great results with the children's understanding of Language improved.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Yes, this supports the Teacher and TA's understanding of the difficulties, types of Speech and Language areas there are. Also support them with teaching.
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Angela

Speech and language lead

Mawney foundation school, England

Used Infant Language Link daily for 5 years+

Dec 2021

Excellent resource

Angela found Infant Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Lesson plans easy to follow all resources ready to go
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Due to the ease it saves me time
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Gives an insight to child's struggles
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Nesta Clement

ALNCo

Williamstown Primary School, Wales

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 5 years+

Dec 2021

Easy to use, relevant resources, excellent customer service & helpful parental support.

Nesta Clement found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Resources ready to print
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Session instructions are easy for ALL staff to follow
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Yes - provided teachers make themselves familiar with the programme rather than leaving it entirely to support staff doing the intervention
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Su Howell

Teaching assistant

Leesland schools federation, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 5 years+

Dec 2021

The children enjoy the small groups and I enjoy facilitating them. They have always passed the second assessment.

Su Howell found Infant Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I run the groups and feedback to the teaching staff
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Improved listening skills
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    It highlights the areas of language that the children need support with so understanding the teachers understanding if for example, a child finds questions difficult
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Jack

Inclusion Manager

Brook Infant School and Nursery, England

Used Infant Language Link occasionally for 3-4 years

Nov 2021

We find it really beneficial as a school and see the gains.

Jack found Infant Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Completing the pre intervention paperwork and entering the results from the group onto the system.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Structured support in place.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Information on the website
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Kim Clements

Specialist speech and language TA

Archbishop wake, England

Used Infant Language Link daily for 7–12 months

Nov 2021

I think infant language link is an amazing tool for primary schools to use, the resources are vast and easy for anyone to grab and go with

Kim Clements found Infant Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Pupils have specific targets to work on
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    All resources are available to print and use, giving more time for pupil interaction
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    There is a lot of information that some staff have never come across before
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Rebecca

senco

grange park infant and nursery school, England

Used Infant Language Link monthly for 5 years+

Nov 2021

an effective assessment tool but lengthy for whole class assessment

Rebecca found Infant Language Link :
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    the assessment as very long
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    highlights gaps
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    highlights gaps
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Becky Evans

SENCO

Ticehurst and Flimwell Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link monthly for 5 years+

Oct 2021

Infant Lanaguage Link is a very useful screening tool

Becky Evans found Infant Language Link :
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    Fitting in intervention time is always very difficult in a small school
  • Not significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
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tracey nairn

SENDCO

St Bernards Catholic Primary school, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 1-2 years

Oct 2021

useful screening tool and early intervention suggestions prepares you for discussions with therapists

tracey nairn found Infant Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    screening tool means we are equipped to create intervention groups
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    as workload really
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    it has supported greater understanding of differing terms and SLC needs
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Alice Greening

Reception teacher

St John’s Primary School, England

Used Infant Language Link weekly for 5 years+

Sep 2021

I am afraid I really don’t like using Language link in Reception. I find the assessment very time consuming and sometimes erratic in its response. It flags up children who have no difficulties day to day and misses those that do. I find the questions ambiguous and have some issues with the gender bias in the pictures and questions, as well as the clarity of the images and questions for this age children. I then find the group work unmanageable in terms of resource preparation and time taken out of the classroom. I feel with more explanation of why a particular child has been picked up, with actual examples of their needs, along with classroom strategies rather than intervention would work much better in EYFS.

Alice Greening found Infant Language Link :
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    It generates a huge amount of work with the preparation of resources for intervention groups. The photocopying and setting up scenes, finding items etc. The language link assessment takes at least 20 mins per child which takes a teacher or ta away from the class impacting on workload.
  • Not improves teaching efficiency
    It is very time consuming for the outcome. A 20 minute session could be done within the classroom in 5 minutes. The planning is very wordy and doesn’t really explain what the outcome of the activities are.
  • Not improves teacher knowledge
    It just generates a program without explanation of how and why it has reached those conclusions, without specific examples, and nor what the expected outcome in the classroom in practical terms should be.
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Rachael White

ta

South molton community primary school, England

Used Infant Language Link daily for 5 years+

Sep 2021

have been using speech and language link for years and have always found it useful and the children find it engaging.

Rachael White found Infant Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    if the child has better communication /language skills they can access the curriculum making the workload easier
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    access curriculum independently
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    not always aware of slcn strategies etc
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Julie Steele

SEN Team: Inclusion Lead

Used Infant Language Link for 12 years+

Jun 2020

Quite simply, the assessment and resource package, is one of the best I've seen, and I have been working in schools for over 30 years. The assessments give an accurate overview of each child's abilities and where we can put in extra support. They also indicate if a child needs referring to the Speech and language Therapy Department. This means we can create groups of children with similar needs and use small group time to target and support the children's needs, and help them to reach their full potential. The colourful resources used throughout the language Link programmes are engaging and endearing. They are clear and appropriate to the task. The lesson plans are easy to follow, and give clear indications on how to score, so that we track the children's progress using SMART targets. The graphs and class overviews enable the Teachers to see if there are any overall targets that the children need to work on as a whole class - and again, tracking and proving progress are self-explanatory. We use the assessment data as part of the SaLT referral process because the score, data and recommendations are clear which allow us to safely refer in the knowledge that we have quality evidence to back up our referrals. The online groups help my team of TAs to track the work they do with their groups of children - which not only helps improve and progress the children's knowledge, but also is proof of their own CPD. The regular tracking sheets can also support investigation into other areas of need - "Why is little Toby always quiet in his Monday group?" the record keeping lead to a pattern of every Monday being a tough day for this child - and the connections were made (he saw his other - estranged - parent on Sundays) - which meant we could put some pastoral support in place.

Julie Steele found Infant Language Link:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    When the Teacher understands the difficulties that an SEN child may have, the Teacher can change and adapt their way of teaching to suit the child's needs. For example, an SEN child who doesn't understand 'first/next/last' will not be able to sequence a CVC word such as 'cat'. Asking the child to put 'c' first, 'a' next and 't' last will have no meaning to this child. The child needs to understand what 'first' means and how it relates to the word 'cat'. That's where the language link assessments work their magic. It shows us the gaps and the misunderstandings and helps us to tailor support to each individual child.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Language Link has the most amazing resources. Beautifully drawn illustrations, perfect visuals which help the Teacher to support the child on the learning journey. Colourful pictures 'showing' the meaning of words/phrases which scaffold the learning for the child - and all prepared for the Teacher by Language Link - there - at a click of the button and I have a complete set of resources to help my SEN child understand the concept of 'tall' or 'in front', or how to answer a 'why' question, or how to produce a 3 WL sentence i.e. 'the cat is asleep on the bed'. I have seen SEN and EAL children suddenly start talking. The beautiful resources help make learning safe for the children, and save adults an awful lot of time in making.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The amount of Teachers who have said 'Oh wow, I didn't know that' when I've used the Language Link data and resources to explain why their pupil is not writing in full sentences. Or why their pupil has not followed the instruction - and it goes from - "I'm sure he is choosing to ignoring me - he can hear his friends when they talk to him", and it changes to - "So, I was using too many words, and I was speaking too fast?" Once this Teacher realised and changed his way of speaking to the particular child, he was surprised as how well the child could listen and follow instructions. During a Staff CPD meeting, I used the language resources to help Teachers understand that the order in which they gave an instructions, had a negative impact on the child with language difficulties; the child who did not understand the word 'before' "Before you put your books away, colour in your smiley" (and who would get in trouble for not listening) - now understood the instructions, as my colleagues now gave instructions in the order they want them completed.
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Pat Alston

Senco

Used Infant Language Link for 9 months

May 2020

This is because we were so disappointed with many of the activities. We felt some hadn't been thought out well for the children they were aimed at; in many cases children who had quite severe difficulty. They would be good for children with slight delay. Pictures too did not always promote success for children. e.g. Activity asking them to find similarities between 2 animals. The children in my group were quite poor, so needed pictures clearly showing basic elements e.g how many legs, has/has not a tail. It was not easy to find similarities for children with difficulties from the pictures provided some of which only showed a head. Similarly with association games. These activities were often too hard and needed practice first with easier activities. With the programmes used we adapted activities considerably each session which was time consumiong.

Pat Alston found Infant Language Link:
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    We were disappointed in some of the resources. We felt the pictures were not clear to do some of the activities particularly anything involving describing. The children did not engage well with some of the reception activities which were so similar and not motivating. The activities that were good were very useful.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Makes them aware after assessment that a child has more difficulties than they realised. It is very useful for identifying children needing help.
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