Speech and Language in the Early Years
In Setting Training Agenda – 2012
The aim of this training is to support and develop practitioners’ understanding of children’s speech, language and communication development, knowledge of normal patterns of development, monitoring practices, effective multi-agency working, fostering parental partnerships and best practices when working with children with communicative difficulties.
|Why is communication so important?|
|Language Acquisition Theories|
|Contemporary Research-based Approaches to Communication|
|Types of Communicative Difficulties and Impairments|
|12.45-3.30pm||Practical Application of Theory|
|Augmentative and Alternative Means of Communication|
|British Sign Language, Sign Along and Makaton|
|The role of Early Years Practitioners, Speech and Language Therapists (SALTs) and other professionals|
Full slides and supporting materials (speaker’s notes, appendix, handouts, activity outlines) to follow.
Patricia Kuhl’s The Linguistic Genius of Babies video can be found here.
Charles Limb’s Building the Musical Muscle video can be found here.