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

Join Get Worcestershire Talking's month long campaign from 9th November to 9th December 2015

'We Need to Talk'

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 2015/16 includes a range of Language for Learning training courses and some inspirational national speakers.

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 for this term includes our newly revised and updated Survival Courses. Also included will be training workshops available from Talking Matters to help schools and settings with targeted interventions.

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?

Check out our new resources for 2015 and visit our shop to place your order today.

Finally, the long awaited second edition of our book Language for Learning has arrived. Written by Emma and Sue, this second edition is an indispensable resource, packed full of practical suggestions on how to support 5 to 11 year old children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Check it out here

Latest News

Worcestershire's SLCN Pathway relaunched

Worcestershire's SLCN Pathway has been relaunched on our Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust website following a huge redevelopment and updating. This relaunch is part of our month long campaign 'We need to talk' to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication skills.

Worcestershire's SLCN Pathway was originally launched in 2011 following the SLCN Review led by the Integrated Commissioning Unit and winner of the Shine a Light Award for Commissioning as part of Hello, the national year of communication. Developed by health and education practitioners, the Pathway provides information and support for anyone with an interest in speech, language and communication.

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9th November - 9th December is We Need To Talk Month!

The importance of communication is the month long campaign at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. All children deserve an equal chance to succeed in life. Children who communicate better, learn better; they make friends more easily and they feel more positive about themselves.

As part of the Get Worcestershire Talking campaign, #weneedtotalk will raise awareness of the importance of face to face communication and interaction. Each week the campaign will have a different focus and will provide great advice about using technology to support speech, language and communication skills.

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Gigglebox Competition

The Speech and Language Therapy Service in Worcestershire has launched a Gigglebox competition this week. The ‘Get Worcestershire Talking’ campaign has joined forces with West Midland Safari Park to offer fabulous prizes to schools who can think of the funniest animal and dinosaur jokes.

Children with SLCN often find jokes difficult to understand and may miss out on fun with peers and family members. Teaching jokes and puns, for instance by helping children to understand words with more than one meaning can really help.

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