Talk for All: A training course for staff

This is an intensive course (with an optional accreditation) for any practitioner
(including childminders) working with children in the Early Years.

By attending this course we hope you will:

  • Increase your capacity to identify and support children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Strengthen your understanding of the impact of Speech, Language and Communication difficulties on the child.
  • Be able to identify children with attention and listening, comprehension, expressive language and phonology difficulties and confidently refer these children for additional support.
  • Understand and be able to implement strategies at a universal and targeted level to support children with attention and listening, comprehension, expressive language and phonology difficulties.
  • Understand the development of English as an Additional Language and how best to support this in your setting

Course Modules

  1. Introduction and Statistics and SLCN Prevalence-causes-brain development
  2. How and when does Communication Develop
  3. Building Blocks for Communications
  4. Role of the Adult – Adult Child Interaction
  5. Setting the Environment for Communication  – Communication Friendly Spaces
  6. Speech sounds
  7. Bilingualism
  8. Dysfluency
  9. Communication Strategies in the Home
  10. Supporting Parents of Children with SLCN
  11. Adverse Childhood Experience’s and SLCN
  12. Role of Speech and Language Therapy and Referrals

To book a place:

This course is currently being delivered in a virtual manner.

Once you have completed the e-learning please email beds.childrens.slt.training@nhs.net to book your place. On completion of the study group you will receive your course certificate.