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Language Support - Communication Interaction Team

The Council's Communication Interaction Team provides language support to children and young people aged four to 19 years.

Contacts details

Address:Ballard House
26 West Hoe Road
Telephone number: 01752 668000

How we can help you

The CIT Language Team supports children with Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN) as well as children, at a more specialist level, with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) as part of the graduated approach to inclusion.

Currently, there is one Language Advisory Teacher in the Communication Interaction Team to advise on support for children with speech language and communication needs.

How the CIT Language Team supports primary schools

  • advice and support
  • observations and some assessments of children's language (receptive and expressive) needs
  • signposting to, and giving advice on, strategies and resources
  • support with transition at key stages

The CIT Language Team is unable to provide support if speech clarity/articulation is the main concern. Please seek advice from a Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) from Children's Speech and Language Service by calling 01752 434844. More information can be found on Livewell Southwest's website .

If you would like to have a Planning and Consultation Meeting (PCM), or discuss any children, that you have concerns about (with parental consent), please contact the team either by emailing or phoning 01752 306743 or 305252, and someone will get back to you.

How the CIT Language Team currently support secondary schools

If you have students with SLCN/DLD at your school and you feel specialist advice is needed, support can be accessed via:

How to request advice and support

To access our services, a Request More Help form will need to be completed. This usually follows a consultation between the CIT link person assigned to the school and the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at the school. Find out how to get in touch with us.

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Age range
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years
  • Secondary - 11 to 18 years

  • Based: Plymouth
    • 0 to 1 years old
    • 5 to 11 years old
    • 12 to 16 years old
    • 17 to 25 years old
    • 4 to 5 years old
    • Learning disabilities
    • Communication impairments

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