Resources

  • N.E.W.Options™ Communication Screening Tool  (C.S.T.)©

Created by Nicky West in 2014, the CST supports the rapid and easy identification of children who may present with speech, receptive language or expressive language needs.  It provides; consistency between referrers; rapid  screening of children’s  receptive language, expressive language and speech skills; appropriate identification of children to refer to N.E.W.Options – (in turn reducing inappropriate referrals resulting in improving financial budgets and reducing treatment times). It has also been used in some settings  to evidence improvement in Speech, Language and Communication skills made by children from their initial base-line assessment result on entry to nursery, compared to a further assessment at the end of a term after accessing universal educational input at their setting.  The CST is also branded with your school/nursery logo for no extra charge. This screening tool includes a 10-year site licence and is provided in a digital and hard copy. Forms are photocopiable so no additional costs. P.O.A.  (Training is required  at an additional charge – please see ‘Training  and Courses’ section.)

 

  •   N.E.W.Options™  Sound Awareness Programme – Level 1  (SAP1) ©

Created by Nicky West in 2015, the  Sound Awareness programme is a 6-session introductory auditory discrimination package for foundation stage/KS1 children who may be experiencing difficulty within their phonic sessions. This short course covers; environmental sounds, body percussion, speech parameters (noisy/quiet, long/short), identification/discrimination of phonemes in isolation and the production of phonemes in isolation. Week 1 and 6 consist of a short assessment to enable you to track the progress of the children over time.  This programme is provided in a digital and hard copy. Forms are photocopiable so no additional costs.  P.O.A. (Training is required  at an additional charge – please see ‘Training  and Courses’  section.)