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

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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Newly Updated TA Survival Course

It was great to meet TAs from across Worcestershire this morning at our newly updated and revised TA Survival Course. This training session includes an overview of the current national policy and thinking around speech, language and communication needs.

We discussed the recently published EEF report about Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants and the revised SEND Code of Practice .

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Every Child a Talker in Worcestershire recruiting new settings for 2015

Every Child a Talker (ECaT) is a universal level programme designed to improve the skills of the early years workforce in supporting speech, language and communication development, raising children's achievement in early language as measured against the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.

ECaT in Worcestershire is a year long programme including two days of Language for Learning Foundation Stage training, three cluster meetings and at least three visits from a speech and language therapist or specialist teacher. During the most recent phases, the number of children deemed to be at risk of SLCN dropped by half over the course of the programme.

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