Stoke Speaks Out delivers a wide range of quality training courses. You'll find examples of the types of courses we deliver below, which can also be tailored to suit your needs. If you are interested in purchasing training, please contact us for more information.

Communicating with Confidence

An essential course for anyone working in the Early Years, participants will explore attachment and communication development and the links between the two in depth. The course also covers how to support children who have a speech, language and communication need and when and how to refer to Speech and Language Therapy.

Early Communication Screen workshop

The Early Communication Screen is a quick, easy to administer screening tool designed to be delivered by practitioners in the Early Years workforce. It can be used to identify delay in understanding and spoken language skills and results enable practitioners to plan appropriate interventions and measure progress. The training will give participants the skills and knowledge to administer the Early Communication Screen accurately and interpret the results effectively. Download the flyer.

It's Time to Talk workshop

‘It’s Time to Talk’ is a pre-verbal and early language skills targeted group intervention. It is designed for children in the early years and to be delivered by trained early years practitioners. The programme targets early interaction, attention and listening and single word vocabulary development in early topics. Learn more here.

Closing the Word Gap

This course explores the importance of vocabulary for children’s learning and how a vocabulary teaching approach can support children to reach their full potential. Participants will learn about and have opportunity to try practical strategies and ideas for developing children’s vocabulary.

Emotional Literacy

Participants will develop their knowledge of emotional literacy and the importance of emotional literacy in children’s development. The course will explore behaviour as a form of communication and practical strategies to support the development of language of emotions.

Supporting Children with Little English

This workshop will explore typical expectations and best practice for working with children learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) in the Early Years. Participants will consider other reasons why children may have little English, and will discover practical strategies for supporting all children at an early stage of language learning.