. 'This book would be a useful source of material for any practitioner working with students with SLCN. A clear, well conceived publication' - SNIP. 'You can't go wrong with this book if you are working with pupils with SLCN at secondary level as it is a mine of information and advice, all of which is easy to follow and take on board. I also think it is useful for specialist professionals to use in their training. I shall certainly be doing so' - Glinette Woods, Special Advisory Teacher. 'This book will be highly useful to practitioners in educational contexts who work with children and young people with SLCN. Clearly organised, it is easy to navigate to find what you need. It is resource-rich with illustrative case studies, lesson plans, and website access to further materials such as interview questionnaires and assessment and planning cycles. A particular strength is the inclusion of parents in assessment and education practices. Every practitioner who works with school age learners with SLCN should read this book. It combines readability with research-informed practice and is an essential aid for professional development and interprofessional collaboration' - Deirdre Martin, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham. Designed for all those who support older children and young adults with speech and language difficulties, this resource provides ideas, practical strategies and detailed information about the speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) of older students. Included in the book are the following: - clear explanations of the difficulties you might see students experiencing - practical strategies to use when working with individuals, and small groups of students - advice on how to adapt the curriculum to suit students' individual needs - case studies illustrating common areas of difficulty - guidance on how to plan for effective multi-disciplinary working - downloadable resources to use with the book, available from the SAGE website. Both authors have over 20 years experience of delivering courses to teachers, Special Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) and Specialist Outreach teachers in different local authorities, further education colleges and university departments. Kate Ripley is an Educational Psychologist, trainer and national and international conference speaker on themes related to speech, language and communication needs. Jenny Barrett is a Speech and Language Therapist with internationally recognised expertise in her field, who now works as a freelance consultant.