Due to Covid-19, we have adapted our this training so that we can deliver it online, via Zoom.
This training will enable practitioners and settings to improve children's speech, language & communication skills, and to support parents to enhance children’s language development at home.
aims: This training will support practitioners to:
recognise and support typical language development (pre-verbal and verbal);
understand why children might have difficulty listening, and know how to help;
support families to enhance children’s language development at home;
understand how singing, play and sharing books relate to language development;
recognise when a child doesn’t understand language;
know when to refer children to a speech and language therapist, and how to support them and their parents in the meantime.
why this training is needed:
Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) is the most common type of additioal support need identified by primary schools. One in ten children will have long-term SLCN needs. 50% of pre-schoolers will leave requiring additional support with speech, language and communication - more in deprived areas. This Early Communication Matters Training was developed and is co-delivered by experienced Speech and Language Therapists and Peep trainers, building on our joint work in early years settings.
who the training is for:Practitioners who work with babies and young children in early years/ education settings or with families in the community.