Better communication research programme

Research commissioned in response to the Bercow review of services for children/young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Research reports published in the last 5 years are available on GOV.UK. You can find our archived research on the National Archives. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.


  1. Exploring interventions for children and young people with SLCN
  2. Reviewing services for children and young people with SLCN
  3. Developing a classroom observation tool for language development
  4. Black and minority ethnic (BME) pupils identified as having SLCN
  5. Pupils with SCLN in mainstream schools
  6. Children and young people with SCLN: services for stammers
  7. Children and young people with SCLN: their preferred outcomes
  8. SLCN pupils: how their needs change as they progress in school
  9. Children and young people with SLCN: value for money
  10. The relationship between SLCN and behavioural difficulties
  11. The perspectives of children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs, and their parents
  12. Measuring child development in early years (under 5s)
  13. Better communication research programme: interim reports
Published 27 December 2012