Early Language Users: A workshop for staff and parents

Communication skills develop in everyday situations throughout the day at home and school. This is a workshop for staff and parents working with children in both Early Years and School Age. This workshop is based on the approach ‘Communication At the Heart of the School/Setting’ (CATHS). It aims to support parents/carers and school/setting staff to embed communication and interaction skills at home and in school/setting, and to create communication friendly environments for children. We encourage the staff member to attend the same workshop as the parent/carer of the child they are supporting where possible, though this is not essential.

By attending this workshop, we hope you will:

  • Understand the importance of implementing a whole school approach in supporting communication needs
  • Learn about the techniques and strategies that you can use and embed into the daily life of the child to support their speech, language, and communication needs

Entry Criteria:

Your child or the child you support:

  1. Is able to follow instructions using objects of reference and/or key words
  2. Is starting to be more specific with their communication
  3. Is using a combination of methods such as reaching, gesturing, vocalising, leading adults and may be using some single words/signs
  4. Relies on adults interpreting most of their communicative behaviours

Dates & How to Book:

Places are limited to 25 participants per workshop and a maximum of 3 adults per child may attend together. This is a virtual workshop hosted on MS Teams.

As of 01.09.22 a penalty fee may be incurred for non-attendance.

  • Tuesday 11th June, 13.00-15.00


To book a place please complete the booking form here.

Please note bookings for all courses will close 2 working days before the date of the training.