The Leeds Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service has been delivering training courses in speech, language and communication for over ten years.
During this time we have invested in our trainers ensuring that the specialist knowledge required to train practitioners has been consolidated through continued professional development (CPD).
All trainers are members of:
All trainers continue to work in their specialist areas and settings, advising and supporting practitioners who work with children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
ICAN estimates that, “up to 80% of children in some areas of the UK are starting school" with speech, language and communication needs.
”An estimated 10% of all children have a long-term persistent SLCN; whereas upwards of half of children on school entry have more transient difficulties and, with the right support, are likely to catch up with their peers."
(RCSLT Bulletin 2011)
The Bercow Report (2008) and Better Communication (2008) indicated the importance of several key areas in the development of communication skills:
The Leeds Children's Speech and Language Therapy service works closely with the Local Authority through the Early Years and Youth Service, Special Educational Needs teams, schools, Sensory Service, Social Services and Allied Health Professionals.
We are a successful training team with a history of evaluations demonstrating a high level of satisfaction from previous participants.
A sample of previous comments are:
“ Good balance of activities and opportunities to reflect on our practise.”
“It was really helpful! The activities made me look at things through a child’s eyes and how I participate in children’s play”
The courses offered range from Nationally Accredited Open College Network courses with credit-based learning and full or half-day courses on specialist areas such as intensive interaction or dysfluency.
To book a place on a citywide or setting specific course telephone the Speech and Language Therapy Administration team – Leeds (0113) 84 33650 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm).
They will take your details and e-mail or post you a booking form. Your place will only be confirmed when a completed booking form is received.
If none of the courses featured in this brochure meet your full requirements please contact the Administration team and our specialist trainers can speak with you and arrange a bespoke course.
If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:
To access and complete the FFT click here >
To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >
If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >
The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.