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.
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 Foundation Stage training is now available for booking and 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. Also included are training workshops available from Talking Matters to help early years settings with targeted interventions.
Download the flyer here
Every Child a Talker
This programme is widely available to settings both in Worcestershire and beyond our borders.
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.
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.
Check out our new resources for 2014 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.
Our new resource Sounds into Words is now available.
Check it out here
No Pens Day Wednesday 2014
No Pens Day Wednesday was a flagship event of the Hello campaign in 2011 (national year of communication), which encouraged schools to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities.
No Pens Day Wednesday 2014 will take place on Wednesday 15th October 2014!
Brighter Futures Nursery in Malvern wins the Rhyme Rocket competition
There was much excitement in Worcestershire today when the Rhyme Rocket crew landed at Brighter Futures Nursery in Malvern. The nursery won the Get Worcestershire Rhyming competition by entering a brilliant rhyme about pirates eating fish and chips in their underpants!
The Rhyme Rocket Competition was launched in May throughout Worcestershire as part of the Speech and Language Therapy Service’s Get Worcestershire Talking campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of poor communication on outcomes for children.
We are celebrating the weekend with a fantastic competition! Simply like our Facebook page and share the competition post to go into a draw to win these brilliant resources worth more than £30.
The winner will be selected at the end of term and will receive our Show Me DVD, demonstrating 10 universal strategies to support children and young people with SLCN together with two visual timetable packs - one for Early Years and Key Stage One and the other for Key Stage Two.