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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Speech & Language

Language Link is a computer assessment which tests a child’s Receptive Language. This is their understanding of language.

On entry to West Wycombe Combined School, every child in Reception Class completes a Language Link screen assessment. This allows teachers to see if there are any difficulties with a child’s understanding of language in a variety of areas which could impact on their ability to access learning in the classroom.

Following the completion of the screen, a Percentile Rank score is obtained which allows us to compare the child’s abilities with that of expected levels for their age. If children are identified with a delay in understanding through this screen they will take part in small group to work on developing their skills understanding. This screen may also lead to the child having a referral into the Speech and Language Therapy service for a full assessment of their language.

Following the completion of this work a review assessment will be completed with the child. This will decide if further group work is needed to work on developing these skills.

The Buckinghamshire Children and Young People’s Speech and Language Therapy Service works with children and young people from 0 – 19 years. Children with a variety of communication difficulties can be seen, where appropriate, in their own homes, community clinics, children’s centres, Early Years settings, mainstream schools, (including those with Additionally Resourced Provision), special schools, and FE colleges across Buckinghamshire. Speech and Language Therapists work with children with a range of communication difficulties including:

  • attention, listening

  • understanding

  • expressive language

  • speech production, stammering

  • social interaction skills

  • eating and swallowing difficulties



For information about this service including referral forms, newsletter and a wide range of advice sheets, please go to our webpage and follow the links: