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

This term we are offering a new day course for speech and language therapists working in mainstream schools.

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 will be released in the next two weeks and will include our Survival Courses, Word Aware, TALKABOUT and Language for Thinking. 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 for the 2015/16 programme. 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

Working with our colleagues in Kent

This week we're in Kent delivering another Training for Trainers 4 day course and the annual update day for all of our existing trainers. Kent has been a licensed authority for ten years, with specialist teachers and speech and language therapists working together to deliver training for everyone supporting children and young people with SLCN.

We have two brilliant Language for Learning coordinators in Kent - Teri Rutherford and Jane Smith. They do a brilliant job working across such a huge county to ensure Language for Learning is offered in a consistent way to schools and settings. Kent deliver our Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 & 2 and Key Stages 3 & 4 training.

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Training for Trainers in Worcestershire

Last week we delivered a Training for Trainers course in Worcestershire for new trainers in our county, Dudley and Warwickshire. This is an intensive 4 day course for specialist teachers and speech and language therapists, equipping them to deliver our training courses in their local area.

We are thrilled that Warwickshire has joined our team of licensed authorities and we're looking forward to helping the new team - Hannah, Louise, Sarah and Gill - to make plans for the autumn term and beyond.

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NAPLIC Conference 2015

We were thrilled to be at NAPLIC's annual conference on Saturday. As always it was a brilliant conference with the opportunity to catch up with lots of friends within the SLCN community. Emma, Ros and Anna met lots of practitioners clearly passionate about their work in schools.

The day was focused on the SEND Reforms and the implications for SLCN, kicking off with an introduction from Christine Lenehan and Anne Fox. Sue Roulstone emphasised the importance of seeking children's views and then there was a choice of seminar sessions.

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