Courses

All of our licensed authorities offer their own programme of Language for Learning courses. Read more about the training courses Language for Learning offers on our training page. Details of training courses currently available can be found below.

For more information contact your local Language for Learning training co-ordinator or Emma Jordan at enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk.

If you would like Language for Learning to come to your area to deliver training, then please contact us.

WORCESTERSHIRE
In Worcestershire we run a programme of training throughout the academic year in addition to offering training at a whole setting or whole school level. This programme includes a mix of half day introductory training courses through to six session module courses from foundation stage through to secondary level. You will find current courses available below.

Show Me DVD
We have a free copy of our Show Me DVD for all Worcestershire schools and early years settings. Collect yours on Language for Learning training courses, Worcestershire SLCN Pathway training and through the Every Child a Talker programme

Worcestershire

Co-ordinator: Emma Jordan
Contact: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Forthcoming Courses:

NEW AND UPDATED: Memory and Language

21st March 2019: 9.15am - 12.00pm

Shires Farm, Worcestershire Young Farmer's Club, Worcester

This half day training course is designed for education staff working in both primary and secondary schools. It includes:

• Knowledge and understanding of different types of memory, including short term processing and long term memories
• An exploration of the link between working auditory memory skills and the ability to follow instructions and understand language used
in the classroom
• An understanding of the link between memory, language and different aspects of the curriculum, including the barriers in learning new
vocabulary
• A range of practical strategies to support pupils across the curriculum
• Resources to help you explore and identify strategies to support working memory
• Competences at a universal and enhanced level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Download a flyer and application form

£ 65.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 15th March 2019

Key Stage 1 and 2 Intensive 3 Day Course

7th June, 21st June & 5th July 2019: 9.15am - 3.30pm

Worcestershire Young Farmers Club, Shires Farm, Worcester

This three day course is designed for anyone working in mainstream settings who need to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting children’s speech, language and communication skills.

The course includes:
• The Language for Learning ‘Model of Speech, Language and Communication’
• A whole school and whole class approach to supporting speech, language and communication skills
• Audit tools to help you develop support at a universal level
• Typical language development and identification tools to help you recognise children with SLCN
• Exploration of specific language and communication skills-including processing information/instructions, vocabulary development, memory and social communication skills
• An extensive range of practical strategies to support children in their development
• Competences at a universal and enhanced level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework

Download a flyer and application form

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

£ 165.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 30th May 2019

Selective Mutism by Maggie Johnson

26th June 2019: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn

With Maggie Johnson

Language for Learning welcomes Maggie Johnson, a speech and language therapist who has a wide experience in working with reluctant speakers and is co-author of ‘The Selective Mutism Resource Manual’.

When children do not speak to certain people it is often interpreted as shyness, refusal, rudeness or attention-seeking. However, when the lack of speech has persisted over several weeks and only occurs in certain situations, the child is likely to be experiencing a condition known as selective mutism. This anxiety disorder can become increasingly entrenched and difficult to overcome if mishandled or ignored. Prevention in the early years can save years of distress for children, families and staff but it is never too late to make a difference and help children find their voice.

Maggie discusses how staff and parents can recognise the difference between shyness and selective mutism and work together to help children speak freely.

Cost of the course includes the Selective Mutism Resource Manual 2nd edition!

Download a flyer and application form

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Closing Date: 12th June 2019