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Teaching Talking (Second Edition)

Teaching Talking is a classroom-based assessment for screening children with a delay in their spoken language. It focuses on children in early years settings and primary schools whose linguistic development appears to be delayed, or who are experiencing difficulties with listening or speaking.

Age range

1–8 years

Who can use it?

Teachers of the Deaf, teachers or speech and language therapists.

What can it tell us?

Designed to screen, profile and record the major aspects of child’s linguistic development, Teaching Talking is a programme to support children of all abilities in the development of spoken language. Dependent on the outcomes, a range of intervention strategies, activities and guidance notes are provided.


  • Teaching Talking provides a process of screening, profiling and recording the major aspects of a child’s development.
  • The assessment offers guidance along with a range of activities and interventions to help supporting children at a level suited to their individual needs.
  • Teacher Guide Pack contains: Activities Handbook, At-a-Glance Guide, Sample of Profile Forms: Early Years Profile 1, Early Years Profile 2, Early Years Profile 3, Primary Profile 1 and Primary Profile 2.


  • Hasn’t been updated since 2005.
  • Not standardised.
  • Can only be used for children who communicate orally.

Is there a cost? 


Where can I access it?

You can find the assessment on the GL Assessment website