Based on the research of the Bristol Language Development Scales (BLADES), Chataway is a structured programme of work designed to help children develop speaking skills.
Chataway is based around conversational skills, allowing children to prepare for social challenges as well as academic work
the programme is written in a clear and straightforward way, with progress easy to monitor
can be used with all children - those with average range skills and those with special needs
group work focus
extra training for staff not required.
For all teachers and teaching assistants in settings from Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 & 2, to pupils with special needs at Key Stage 3 and in Special Schools. The book is also relevant for parents, carers and all speech and language therapists and assistants working to develop speaking skills.