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 2013-14 includes a range of Language for Learning training courses and some inspirational national speakers.
If you are working in early years settings there are a number of training opportunities available over the coming months including:
Introduction for Early Years Practitioners
This half day course is run at least twice each term in Worcestershire; providing early years practitioners with an introduction to supporting young children with SLCN in their setting.
Every Child a Talker
We will be making this programme more widely available to settings outside of Worcestershire from 2014. Read about the impact of ECaT on staff competency and the numbers of young children at risk of SLCN on our news page.
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Our online shop is open for business making shopping with us far easier. You will find our full range of books and resources to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
Visit our shop to place your order today.
Draft Code of Practice
A draft of the new Code of Practice has been published. The document sets out the statutory guidance for all those working with and caring for children and young people with SEN.
The new code covers the age range from 0-25 and defines the expectations from education, health and social care to ensure that every individual has their needs met across all services.
The Communication Commitment is a simple way to develop a whole-school approach to communication that is tailored to the needs of your school.
Developed by The Communication Trust in partnership with schools, the Commitment will help you make communication part of your school's policy and practice in order to get the best outcomes for your pupils.
Every Child a Talker in Worcestershire
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. 140 settings will have benefited from ECaT by 2014 with remarkable outcomes.