Speech Sounds: A workshop for staff

Speech, language and communication skills develop in everyday situations throughout the day at home and school. This is a workshop for staff working with children with speech sound difficulties in both Early Years and School Age.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Gain an understanding of speech sound development
  • Learn strategies and games at a universal and targeted level to support speech sound development
  • Feel confident to know how and when to refer for speech and language support

Entry Criteria

  • You are a member of staff working in an education setting in Luton and Bedfordshire.
  • You may have completed a speech sound screener and have concerns about a child’s speech sound development.
  • The child you are working with:
    • Is able to speak in short sentences but other people do not understand them
    • May be swapping some sounds or not using certain sounds at all
    • Can attend to an adult led activity for 5-10 minutes

Access the speech sound screener here.

How to Book

Places are limited to 20 participants per workshop and a maximum of 3 staff members from the same setting may attend together.

We may be able to accommodate requests from settings for larger groups where necessary. Please contact the training team on ccs.beds.childrens.slt.training@nhs.net to outline your requirements.

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

Upcoming dates:


Date Time Location
Monday 6th March 13.00 – 15.00 FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 25th May 13:00-15:00 via Microsoft Teams
Thursday 29th June 09:30-11:30 via Microsoft Teams

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.