We offer a wide range of training to both parents and school staff. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  There are a mixture of free and charged courses for both teaching staff and parents

How to book onto the training

If you would like to book places on any of our training courses please email ealingslt.training@nhs.net

You need to provide the following details:

  • Title of email: SLT Training for Schools
  • Download our Summer Term 2018 brochure
 Teaching Staff  Parents/carers
 Name of attendee  Name of attendee
 Job Title  School
 School  Email address for course booking confirmation
 Email address of attendee for course booking confirmation  (Contact telephone number if no email address)
 Contact telephone number in case of query  Course name
 For LSAs/TAs only – who is coming with you or has already been on this course from your school?  Course date
 Course name  Name of sponsoring SENCo and email address
 Course date  
 Name of sponsoring SENCo and email address  


 Training for parents/carers and school staff (FREE):

  • Overview of Speech, language and communication development 
  • Overview of Speech, language and communication difficulties 
  • Overview of Strategies and activities to support children with SLCN  
  • Overview of Speech, language and communication development  
  • Speech, language and communication difficulties and how they present in a secondary classroom 
  • Link between communication and behaviour and positive behaviour management strategies   for the classroom  
  • Strategies to support secondary school students with SLCN in the classroom 
  • Introduction to the link between behaviour and communication including
  • Inspiring children's attention
  • Effective adult-child interaction 
  • Emotional development
  • Positive behaviour management strategies
  • Introduction to the link between behaviour and communication
  • Ideas as to how we can adapt our communication to promote positive behaviour and reduce the challenges
  • Introduction to the link between behaviour and communication for students in Secondary Schools.   
  • Ideas as to how we can adapt our communication to promote positive behaviour and reduce the challenges
  • How children acquire more than one language
  • How to understand the difference between children with EAL and children who have speech, language or communication needs
  • How to effectively support these children's language and communication.
  • Provides information as to the different types of hearing loss
  • Considers the possible impact of the loss on the child academically, socially and emotionally
  • Provides classroom and social strategies to help hearing impaired children achieve the best outcomes whilst in school.


  • What is DLD
  • The Impact of DLD
  • Differentiation of 'wh' questions (blank levels)
  • How to support Vocabulary development (Word aware)
  • Introduction to colourful semantics
  • Differentiating Learning objectives
  • The risk factors associated with stammering
  • The impact of stammering on children and families
  • Strategies to support children who stammer
  • Introduction to the development of speech 
  • Strategies to support children with speech sound difficulties within the classroom/at home.

(NB: You may come to part 1 and part 2 on separate occasions. You must have attended part 1 in order to attend part 2) 

Part 1 (morning)-What selective mutism/ speaking anxiety is 

How to support a pupil with Selective Mutism by creating the right environment and following the ABCs for reducing anxiety and building social confidence and 

Part 2. (afternoon) -Specific approaches to promoting speaking confidence

  • Exploring specific approaches to helping children in school, including sliding-in and shaping
  • Strong practical focus and opportunities to explore what works in different contexts and with different children. 


  • Enhance understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder social communication
  • Practical strategies on how to effectively support these children
  • Linking social communication targets into curriculum activities
  • Supporting children with challenging behaviours

 Training for school staff (FREE)

  • What is Reading for Meaning
  • What is the research and evidence behind Reading for Meaning
  • How to set up a Reading for Meaning group
  • Explanation of Colourful Semantics colours and signs
  • How to use Colourful Semantics as a direct therapy approach
  • Teaching of Colourful Semantics
  • Use of Colourful Semantics in the classroom
  • Using Colourful Semantics with vocabulary and  narrative
  • What is Lego Therapy
  • Why does it work
  • How to run a Lego Therapy group 
  • - Setting up a secondary transition group for year 6 students with SLCN in primary schools:
  • - Resources and activities to run a weekly intervention lasting 6 weeks  
  • - Practical activities to support children in their transition to secondary school 
  • - Creating individual communication passports

 Training for Parents/carers and school staff (CHARGED)

  • Improve and develop signing and symbol skills
  • Signs and symbols from the Core Vocabulary stages 1 - 4
  • Develop skills for using Makaton everyday
  • See latest Makaton Training flyer