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Communication Interaction Team

The Communication Interaction Team works with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs. This includes children and young people on the autism spectrum.

Contacts details

Address:Windsor House
Tavistock Road
PL6 5UF
Telephone number: 01752 668000
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We wanted to provide an update of how we can continue to support you in these challenging times.

We are continuing to offer online support, advice and training, and risk assessed visits for essential activities where this is compatible with national and local guidance. We have provided more detail below about what you can expect from us.

New referrals

We are accepting and responding to new referrals so please don't hesitate to contact us if you are concerned about a child or young person's SLCN and their ability to access the curriculum.  We will continue to discuss possible new referrals at our planning meetings or through TAMs/EHATs.

Following a conversation with your CIT link send completed referral forms via email to gateway@plymouth.gov.uk or to the SEND Service, Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6 5UF.

Once the referral has been accepted a plan of action will be agreed with the SENCo.

Training

If you contact us about training, we can discuss your particular needs and provide an appropriate package or support with sign posting.

Support and Advice

We are continuing to offer ongoing advice and support in a virtual way.  Where considered essential, observations can be agreed following the COVID 19 Risk Assessments from both school and CIT and appropriate feedback will be provided for example. emails, reports, specific target setting. We are happy to be contacted by email / telephone if you have anything you would like to discuss and we can set up a video meeting if further discussion is needed.  We are also happy to provide virtual Q&A sessions with teaching teams over lunchtime or after school.  We continue to attend Annual Reviews and TAMs/EHATs/termly planning meetings virtually.

We hope you find this information helpful.  Please get in touch with us - we are happy to be creative and find new ways to work with you to effectively support our children and young people.

 

The Communication Interaction Team works with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs. This includes children and young people on the autism spectrum.

Our teachers and specialist support workers work closely with young people, schools, parents, educational psychologists and a range of other professionals to cover the following:

How to request support

To access our services you'll need to make a referral through the Gateway and contact your school's SEN Co-Coordinator (SENCO) to discuss a referral.

Email gateway@plymouth.gov.uk, call 01752 668000 or fill in both forms below.

Request for involvement form (Word doc) [231KB]

Speech and Language Communication Needs Checklist (Word doc) [169KB]

Return completed forms to The Gateway, Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6 5UF.

We might not accept your request if there's insufficient evidence of your child's language needs.

Age range
  • Early years - 0 to 5 years
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years
  • Secondary - 11 to 18 years
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • Needs level
  • Low
  • Medium
  • Provision type
  • Specialist
  • Targeted
  • Universal

  • Price: Free
    Based: Plymouth
    • 0 to 1 years old
    • 5 to 11 years old
    • 12 to 16 years old
    • 1 to 2 years old
    • 2 to 3 years old
    • 3 to 4 years old
    • 4 to 5 years old
    • 17 to 25 years old
    • Autism
    • Communication impairments

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