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 2014/15 includes a range of Language for Learning training courses and some inspirational national speakers.

Our programme of training for 2014-15 is now available for booking. Our Foundation Stage programme includes our popular half day Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication Needs; a two day Foundation Stage Course and the Every Child a Talker programme.

Our school age programme includes a new SEN Code of Practice session, our Survival Courses, Word Aware, TALKABOUT and Language for Thinking. Also included are training workshops available from Talking Matters to help schools and settings with targeted interventions.

Download the Foundation Stage flyer here and the School Age flyer here

Every Child a Talker
We will be recruiting settings for the 2015/16 programme early next year. Find out more on our course page and register your interest today.

Book a place today on one of our courses.

What's New?

Check out our new resources for 2015 and visit our shop to place your order today. You will find our full range of books and resources to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

We're very excited to be able to offer this brilliant new pocketbook in our online shop. Written by Emela Milne and Victoria Mason, this is an invaluable guide for school staff supporting children and young people with SLCN. Emela is a speech and language therapist working for our service in Worcestershire.

Check it out here

Latest News

NAPLIC Conference 2015

We were thrilled to be at NAPLIC's annual conference on Saturday. As always it was a brilliant conference with the opportunity to catch up with lots of friends within the SLCN community. Emma, Ros and Anna met lots of practitioners clearly passionate about their work in schools.

The day was focused on the SEND Reforms and the implications for SLCN, kicking off with an introduction from Christine Lenehan and Anne Fox. Sue Roulstone emphasised the importance of seeking children's views and then there was a choice of seminar sessions.

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Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service Day

All of the speech and language therapy team from across Worcestershire met this week to share what's been happening across the service and make plans for the coming year. We're a big team when we are together, over sixty of us!

Language for Learning is proud to be part of the NHS and what we can offer to early years settings and schools across Worcestershire and beyond. We were able to share our new 2015 catalogue and details of forthcoming training events this term. Language for Learning is part of the Additional Services we provide to schools and an integral part of the Every Child a Talker programme led by Ros Pow in early years settings.

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Afasic Voice for Life Event

Many thanks to Tony Curtis and Linda Lascelles from Afasic for inviting us along to the Afasic Voice for Life Event in Kidderminster today.

It was great to catch up and to meet parents from across Worcestershire and neighbouring Shropshire. We provided some information about our services and some top tips for parents. The presentation can be downloaded here for anyone who was unable to make it.

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