Training

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.

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Early Communication Screen

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.

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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.

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Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language

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.

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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.

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Information Carrying Words workshop

The workshop defines Information Carrying Words (ICWs) and how these relate to developmental language norms. Participants will learn how to use ICWs to analyse children’s language ability and create or modify activities to support language development.

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Understanding and Supporting Speech Sound Development

Participants will learn about the typical development of speech, how speech sounds are produced, links to phonics and literacy skills, and practical ways to support speech development in the

classroom.

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It's Time to Talk

A targeted intervention aimed at 2-3 year old children with delayed preverbal skills and vocabulary. Helps to improve attention and listening skills and basic vocabulary knowledge. Essential for staff who will be delivering the intervention in PVIs/nursery. Download the flier.

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More Time to Talk

More Time to talk is a targeted language group intervention, designed to be delivered by trained early years practitioners. The programme targets attention and listening skills, vocabulary development, understanding of two key words, saying two word phrases and teaching of early language concepts. Download the flier.

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Boy Talk: gender differences in language learning

This course will look in to the science behinds boys’ brain and language development and will explore ideas and ways to encourage boys to engage in their learning.

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