Language for Learning provides training and resources to support all those working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Developed in 2000 by Sue Hayden, specialist teacher and Emma Jordan, specialist speech and language therapist, Language for Learning is a Worcestershire joint health and education non-profit making project.

We provide training to the wider workforce in early years settings and schools, equipping practitioners to support children and young people effectively. Through our training for trainers programme we train speech and language therapists and specialist teachers to deliver Language for Learning training courses in their local area.

Forthcoming Events

Language for Learning offers a programme of training throughout the year in Worcestershire and across our licensed authorities.

Our courses page provides information about all of the courses currently available. The training programme for 2014 includes a range of Language for Learning training courses and some inspirational national speakers.

Word Aware is coming to Worcestershire on 16th May - don't miss this fast paced, fun and interactive workshop style day with Stephen Parsons and Anna Branagan. The training course includes a copy of the new Word Aware book.

Book a place today.

Every Child a Talker
This programme is now more widely available to settings from outside of Worcestershire. We will be recruiting new settings in April/May for 2014 and have limited places available. Read about the impact of ECaT on staff competency and the numbers of young children at risk of SLCN on our news page.

Book a place today on one of our courses.

What's New?

Language for Learning is on Facebook.

Check out our new facebook page for information about resources, news and forthcoming training courses.

Our online shop is open for business making shopping with us far easier. You will find our full range of books and resources to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Check out our new resources for 2014 and visit our shop to place your order today.

Latest News

Get Worcestershire Talking

The Children's Speech & Language Therapy Service in Worcestershire has launched a Get Worcestershire Talking campaign.

Building on the success of the Worcestershire Question Time competition, the service wants to raise awareness of the huge impact poor communication skills can have on outcomes for children and to work together to change this for children in Worcestershire.

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Positive Outcomes for Language for Learning Training

All Language for Learning training courses are led by two registered trainers: a speech and language therapist and a specialist teacher or educational psychologist.

All of our training courses are evaluated and include general training feedback and a before and after measure of knowledge, skills and confidence against SLCF competences (universal and enhanced level).

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Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Services launches new handbook for mainstream schools

Emma Jordan and Jacqui Woodcock from the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service have met with SENCOs from across the county over the last three weeks. These meetings have provided a great opportunity to share information about new developments and to launch a range of additional services schools can commission directly from the service.

Emma and Jacqui were also keen to promote The Communication Commitment as a very simple way to adopt a whole school approach to supporting children and young people with SLCN.

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