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What is Junior Language Link ?

Junior Language Link is our award winning package used to identify and support children with mild to moderate SLCN and those new to English in Key Stage 2. 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 7 to 11 years, it focuses on vital higher level language skills such as making inferences, complex grammar and figurative language.


Recommended Usage

40 minutes per week..

Educational Impact

improve teacher knowledge
71%
improve teaching efficiency
68%
reduce teacher workload
54%
improve teacher wellbeing
50%
CompanyBusiness Name: Speech Link Multimedia Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2008
Age Range8-10
FeaturesAdminister AssessmentInstant ResultsDynamic ReportingProgress Measures
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - Windows

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

Set Up

10 minutes

TrainingLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

5 training videos are included in the Junior Language Link package and guide the user step by step throughout the programme.

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Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

Junior Language Link pricing starts from £375 / year

A on-off start up cost of £150+VAT is applicable in the first year alongside the annual subscription of £275+VAT (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 Infant Language Link in addition to Junior Language Link

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4.1 out of 5

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Nov 2022

It is good to assess the child

Clare Hollingsworth found Junior Language Link :
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
    They have to run intervention groups so it makes more work
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    You can't teach the whole class and run a SLCN intervention group
  • Does not significantly improve teacher wellbeing
    It makes more work for them
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    They know more about the child
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Helen

SALT LSA

Used Junior Language Link weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

I feel we need longer to implement this before I could make a true judgement

Helen found Junior Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Junior LL is carried out in small groups by myself (SALT learning support assistant) so I assess, set up and run groups then provide feedback to the teachers under the supervision of our SENCO. So this area of support does not increase teacher workload.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    This is hard to answer as this is our first term of implementing Junior LL fully
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Answer as previous
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Raises teacher awareness of SCLN needs of children within their class...I always try to communicate results of assessments; what support I will be giving and how this support can be carried through in to the classroom
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Eve Heard

SENCo

Loudwater Combined School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Junior Language Link weekly for 3-4 years

Sep 2022

I think for older KS2 some of the activities are a little young for them

Eve Heard found Junior Language Link :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Interventions ready to pick up and go
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Can monitor progress and gaps
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Unknown
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Unknown
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Sally

SEN TA : Speech & Language

Reigate Priory, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Junior Language Link occasionally for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

It can provide a good 'starting point' from which to start supporting a child with SLCN needs

Sally found Junior Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
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Mrs Dunlop

Send TA

Reigate Priory, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Junior Language Link occasionally for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

Mrs Dunlop found Junior Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
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Tess and Danielle

LSA

Used Junior Language Link daily for 5 years+

Jul 2022

We would like to see a wider variety of resources for the higher key stage two children.

Tess and Danielle found Junior Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    As we have dedicated staff who take lead with salt teachers workload is not impacted.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The more the child progresses with the salt staff the more this will have an impact on teaching efficiency.
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    If there was no salt staff the teacher would have responsibility for language link therefore this would increase their workload and could have a negative impact on their well being.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
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H Oram

TA for speech and Language

Used Junior Language Link weekly for 5 years+

Jun 2022

I use other methods so mix

H Oram found Junior Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Understanding whats they are saying
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Understanding
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    less frustration
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    knowing how to help
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s

Inclusion manager

Used Junior Language Link weekly for 3-4 years

Jun 2022

s found Junior Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    having to find resources
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    finding resources for small group work
  • Does not improve teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    helps me support teachers and demonstrate things
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Elaine Cory

AHT: Inclusion

Used Junior Language Link monthly for 3-4 years

Jun 2022

Really good resource and overall service. Makes things so quick and easy to do. Really making a positive impact on the pupils

Elaine Cory found Junior Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Able to support key pupils
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Know they are doing the right thing(s) for key children
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Feel happy they are supporting pupils well
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Depends on what they already know and the types of children they now teach
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Ruth Campbell

Inclusion Manager

Used Junior Language Link monthly for 5 years+

Apr 2022

It is a useful tool to help understand barriers to learning caused by language needs, or sometimes merely to rule out that language difficulties might be an issue. It is also useful in measuring progress in the area of language development.

Ruth Campbell found Junior Language Link :
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
  • Does not significantly improve teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
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Wendy

Assistant SENDCo

St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School, England

Used Junior Language Link weekly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

I like that planning is done but for KS2 it can be a bit dull. The assessment is far too long but comprehensive. Year 6 sessions were fantastic. The investigation at Morley Manor went down really well. The children were talking about the crime outside of the intervention and couldn't wait for their session each week. This was a well planned, exciting and effective program

Wendy found Junior Language Link :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Saves time planning
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Repeating my delivery improves my knowledge
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Less time spent planning
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Repeating the lessons helps to improve delivery
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Clare Hollingsworth

senco

Withycombe Raleigh Church of England Primary School, England

Used Junior Language Link daily for 7–12 months

Dec 2021

not all my friends can afford it

Clare Hollingsworth found Junior Language Link :
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    No but it helps me as senco identify who needs help
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    If the teacher understands what the child needs they can teach better
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Well they have to set up the interventions which is difficult if they don't have a TA to deliver it
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    they will know about a child if they have the assessment
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Becky Evans

SENCO

Ticehurst and Flimwell Primary School, England

Used Junior Language Link monthly for 5 years+

Oct 2021

Junior Language Link is a very useful screening tool

Becky Evans found Junior Language Link :
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Although I screen which takes away teacher workload fitting in interventions is very tricky
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
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Sarah

sendco

brentwood prep, England

Used Junior Language Link weekly for 3-4 years

Sep 2021

greta resource

Sarah found Junior Language Link :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    part of differentiation
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    clearly planned and accesible resources
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    structured#
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    provides guidance on how to support slcn
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Julie

SEN Team : Inclusion Lead

Used Junior Language Link for Since 2009

Jul 2020

Vital part of assessment to give a baseline and identify areas of concern. Also vital for and speech and language referral

Julie found Junior Language Link:
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Helps scaffold language understanding and use
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Providing resources and tracking sheets for small group work as part of pre-teaching a theme. Using language through colour coding parts of the sentence.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Using colour coded language resources and techniques
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    It does ease work load and resource making
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A Chase

LSA

Used Junior Language Link for 5 years

May 2020

The resources are visually appealing and easy to use; the lesson plans are comprehensive; the Helpdesk staff are always very helpful and efficient; the children really enjoy the group work and benefit in many ways; the assessments are straightforward and the children enjoy doing them.

A Chase found Junior Language Link:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The listening and attention skills of most of the children improve following the LL interventions. This is frequently demonstrated in their small group or one-to-one work and mostly demonstrated in class. For some children, as their receptive and expressive language develops through LL group work, their anxiety levels are reduced which enables them to access their learning more easily. In addition, the Year 3 Swimming Pool group provides an opportunity for children who have never been swimming to develop an awareness, acquire vocabulary and talk about their anxieties around swimming in preparation for their school swimming lessons.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Unable to answer.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    LL is a brilliant resource to share, particularly with NQTs and less experienced teachers, to help them understand why it is so important to teach listening skills, how poor receptive language skills can be so easily masked and the value of early intervention. The website and resources make it easy to explain what happens when the children come out for group work and the teachers see the impact it makes.
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Unable to answer.
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Jeanette Wellard

Inclusion Manager

Used Junior Language Link for 3 years

Apr 2020

We use this to access gaps in new children that we have not been able to assess with Infant LL

Jeanette Wellard found Junior Language Link:
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Children generally pass the assessment the second time around
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Resources & lesson plans readily available
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Similar gaps appear so teachers can ensure these are covered in lessons ie instructions & concepts
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Julie

SEN Team: Inclusion Lead

Used Junior Language Link for Over 10 years - Junior language link came a little while after Infant language link.

Apr 2020

Like Infant Language/Speech Link - the Junior language Link provides accurate assessment and next steps, making the referral process much easier and quicker.

Julie found Junior Language Link:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Pre-Teaching topics and concepts which then enables the children to access the curriculum appropriately - which then leads to efficiency in teaching and learning.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The resources are available on the website - they are readily available with teaching notes, resources and ideas, backed up by evidence based research
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Teachers now using language through colour to support language building and knowledge in the classroom - the way they delivered their lessons changed when they incorporated the LtC resources and ethos
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Allows them to understand that they don't have to spend hours in an evening making individual resources for their children - that there is a reliable place where they can get quality resources and accurate assessments.
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k.sherrington

SENCO

Used Junior Language Link for 3 months

Apr 2020

only recently started using but been useful so far

k.sherrington found Junior Language Link:
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    focus on what child needs
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    teachers know where children are at specifically
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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