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Speech and Language (SALT) training courses for Practitioners

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH).

The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and young people whose difficulties have a significant impact on their functional, everyday communication skills.

The aim is to make sure that children and young people reach their speech, language and communication potential, whatever their level of ability and preferred communication method.

The service is delivered on the principle that all children and young people’s communication skills are best developed through interaction with the people who are most familiar with the children and young people, and in their everyday situations and environments. There is also a strong focus on early identification and intervention.

Team members work collaboratively with parents and carers, as well as education, early years, and health colleagues. They provide training and advice for parents/carers and key staff, and work alongside others in the children’s workforce to create communication supportive environments and to support individual children. This is to ensure a whole system approach to meeting speech, language and communication needs.

For Practitioners

A range of training options are available to schools and early years settings to help support all children and young people’s communication. Further details about the training available and costs involved can be found in this Summary of Training Options document.

Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Training Courses

This is a three-part training course offered by the CLCH, aimed at early years practitioners and other staff working with children in the early years.

Foundation Training- this one day introductory course will provide early years practitioners with an overview of speech, language and communication development from birth to five years.

Advanced Training – Communication Partners: Developing Language Skills in Small Groups: Level 1- this 2 ½ hour course will provide early year practitioners with an overview of how to plan and run language groups to support children’s speech, language and communication development.

Advanced Training – Communication Partners: Developing Language Skills in Small Groups: Level 2 -   this 2 ½ hour course will provide early practitioners with an opportunity to build on knowledge already acquired from Level 1 to learn about a wider range of activities to support language development.

For dates, times and booking please visit the 'Training Opportunities' Section.

Virtual training sessions:

EY SLT Virtual Training Summer 2022

The service has produced Useful videos to support parents and practitioners

Contact details:

Who to contact: Speech and Language Therapy Service

Telephone: 020 8102 4009

Where to go: Speech and Language Therapy Service

Parsons Green Centre


Last Updated 11/05/2022

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