Welcome

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 managed within Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

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.

Our programme includes a range of Language for Learning training courses and some inspirational national speakers.

Coming this year is a Word Aware 2 day with Anna Branagan and Stephen Parsons, a day course for speech and language therapists working in mainstream schools, training for early years practitioners, our half day survival courses and a three day intensive course for teachers and teaching assistants in primary schools.

The second edition of our guide for therapists and specialist teachers accompanies the day course. 'Identification, Assessment and Intervention: A practical guide for speech and language therapists and specialist teachers working in mainstream schools' has been updated to complement the Language for Learning books.

We have also developed some new training for post 16 providers.

Every Child a Talker
We are recruiting settings - find out more on our course page and register your interest today.

Book a place today on one of our courses.

What's New?

Our new catalogue for 2018 is available for download!

We've got lots of new resources to support children with speech, language and communication needs. Find them all by visiting our shop and place your order today.

The Word Aware approach has been highly successful in Worcestershire so we are delighted to be stocking the new Word Aware 2 book for early years settings.

This book will be invaluable for early years settings. It includes a chapter on creating a word enriched environment and a chapter with specific focus on teaching abstract concepts, including session plans and activity ideas.

Find out more: here

Latest News

Hanley Castle High School in Worcestershire presenting at NAPLIC conference 2018

Hanley Castle High School were highly commended in the Shine A Light Awards in 2017 for their outstanding provision for children with speech, language and communication skills.

Julia Husband, SENCO and Sarah Smith, Speech and Language Therapist have transformed the provision in school over the last three years. Working together, they have developed support at a universal, targeted and specialist level to meet individual needs and to support all pupils' speech, language and communication skills.

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Worcestershire recognised as an example of best practice in Bercow Ten Years On

We are thrilled to be recognised as an example of best practice in the newly published Bercow Ten Years On report, an independent review of provision for children and young people in England.

The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service in Worcestershire supports over 6,500 children and young people with SLCN. Ros Pow, our Early Years Lead and Foundation Stage Training Coordinator for Language for Learning attended an event in Westminster marking 10 years since the national review, chaired by Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.

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Identification, Assessment and Intervention - New guide for therapists and teachers

Developed to support the work of speech and language therapists and specialist teachers, the second edition of this book provides a comprehensive guide to supporting children's speech, language and communication needs in mainstream schools.

Complementing both Language for Learning in the Primary School and Language for Learning in the Secondary School, the book helps you to:

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