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 detailed information about all of the courses currently available.
The Summer Term Programme for 2013 in Worcestershire includes training with Anna Branagan and Stephen Parsons - we have a Language for Thinking and a Word Aware training day in July.
Both training days include copies of Anna and Stephen's books, including the much awaited Word Aware book shortly to be published by Speechmark.
A special discounted price is available on both of these courses for all registered Language for Learning trainers.
Book a place today on one of our summer courses.
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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.
NEW STORY SPINNERS
We have new resources to support narrative skills this year including this set of story spinners. This is a fun way to develop story telling skills and includes all of the key question words.
What Works .....?
In response to demands from teachers, head teachers, speech and language therapists and other practitioners, The Communication Trust has worked with the Better Communication Research Group to develop the What Works database of evidenced interventions, approaches and programmes to support positive outcomes in children's speech, language and communication.
The What Works database is now live and you can search the database of evidenced interventions by age range, target group, who the intervention is delivered by and the level of evidence.
NAPLIC Conference 2013
The NAPLIC conference on Saturday 27th April was a great success. The conference focused on SLI and considered the impact of diagnosis on provision, intervention and outcomes for children and young people with specific language impairment.
Tina Pereira, Specialist Speech & Language Therapist and Helen Colles, Educational Psychologist presented Worcestershire's pathway for the identification of Specific Language Impairment.
The Communication Trust has published a final evaluation report for Hello, the national year of communication describing the impact the campaign had.
Goodbye Hello highlights results of surveys that took place, the resources that were produced, the work of the local Hello co-ordinators and case study examples of the impact of the campaign. It also talks about the legacy of Hello and what still needs to happen.