Thinking Talking

Spoken language is important for learning and life chances for all children and young people. Never has spoken language been more important.
Through our training, which is all based on our bestselling resources. we give practitioners the skills to support all children, as well as those with language vulnerabilities.

COURSES ON OFFER
'Word Aware 1' is a whole school approach for teaching vocabulary for children aged 5 to 11.
'Word Aware 2' is the Early Years equivalent of the above and suited to those who work with children aged 3 to 5.
'Language for Thinking' is a targeted intervention to develop verbal reasoning and inference skills.
'Language for Behaviour and Emotions' (LFBE) is a specific programme to support young people with speech, language and communication needs and social and emotional health needs. Developed in partnership with Melanie Cross. There are 2 LFBE courses: 2 day for a complete introduction and and half day 'quick start' for those whose role is intervention only.

All school staff need to be involved in language development, and so all are welcome on our courses.

Anna Branagan and Stephen Parsons, the authors of both 'Word Aware' and 'Language for Thinking' run all training sessions booked via this page. Melanie Cross is specifically involved with 'Language for Behaviour and Emotions.'

It is also possible to commission a course for your school or service. Please go to thinkingtalking.co.uk/training for details.

Invoices incur an administrative charge of £20.

From 24 Oct 2021
 
November, 2021
9 Tue 9:30am GMT Word Aware 2: teaching vocabulary in the EARLY YEARS
23 Tue 9:30am GMT Word Aware: teaching vocabulary, across the day across the curriculum (ages 5 to 11)
January, 2022
14 Fri 9:30am GMT Language for Behaviour and Emotions (2 day course: January 14th and 21st)
28 Fri 9am GMT Language for Thinking for teaching assistants
February
4 Fri 9am GMT Language for Behaviour and Emotions: quick start
11 Fri 9:30am GMT Word Aware: teaching vocabulary, across the day across the curriculum (ages 5 to 11)
March
8 Tue 9:30am GMT Word Aware 2: teaching vocabulary in the EARLY YEARS
29 Tue 9:30am BST Word Aware: teaching vocabulary, across the day across the curriculum (ages 5 to 11)
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