What Works?
  • What is What Works?

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  • Who is What Works for?

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  • Why should I use What Works?

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  • How do I use What Works?

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  • How do I submit an intervention?

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  • Get involved in What Works

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  • Understanding the evidence base

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  • The SEND Code of Practice

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  • Glossary of terms

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  • What Works Training Database

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How do I use What Works?

What Works allows users to search for interventions by target group, age range, focus of the intervention, who it's delivered by and in what type of format. For more detail, please see our  explanation of the search terms.

There are three ways to view interventions:

  • Filter results by any or all of the above criteria
  • Search by the first letter of the intervention's name
  • Browse all the interventions by clicking on "Search all interventions."

Each listing provides information about the aims of the intervention, how it should be delivered and what evidence there is for the intervention. The evidence for each intervention is rated as 'strong', 'moderate' or 'indicative' as determined by a Moderating Group of academics. Please keep in mind that this classification refers to the design and strength of the research, not the outcomes for children. For more information on this, please see Understanding the evidence base.

> Some important points about What Works 

> Key principles to consider when using interventions

> The role of Speech and Language Therapists

 

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Inclusion on What Works does not constitute an endorsement from the Moderating Group or The Communication Trust either for individual interventions or the organisations that produced them.

Please click here to read a disclaimer from The Communication Trust, which includes some important things to be aware of when using What Works.