DCSF Response to the Bercow Review

The Department for Children, Schools and Families has published its action plan following on from the recommendations of the Bercow review into services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

It looks, initially, as if there are a fair number of actions and some money around provision of Augmentative and Alternative Communication – an area in which the Barnsley AT team works. Hopefully this will help improve the provision of AAC for children and young people.

The Barnsley AT team also works with adults with AAC needs, an area the Bercow review did not cover, and so the team would welcome a similar review and action plan aimed at provision of services to adults.