Nursery Talk provides a comprehensive and insightful overview of how speech, language and communication develops from birth to five; the red flags to look out for and lots of top talking tips at each developmental stage for you to use during your everyday interactions with young children.
Based on The Communication Trust’s publication – ‘Universally Speaking’; Nursery Talk offers all Early Years practitioners a comprehensive overview of how speech, language and communication skills develop in children from birth to five years. This course will explore the ‘warning signs’ of speech, language and/or communication needs (SLCN) during the crucial early years and share a variety of strategies and activity ideas to implement in settings and share with parents.
The course encourages participants to reflect on the vital role that quality adult-child interaction plays in developing communication skills from birth and how as Early Years practitioners you can encourage communication and support language development in the children you work with.
By the end of the course practitioners will:
- Understand what is meant by speech, language and communication
- Be able to reflect on the development of speech, language and communication skills in young children within the context of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
- Be aware of the prevalence of SLCN and the impact SLCN can have on children’s life chances
- Understand the language development pyramid and be able to reflect on how each layer of the pyramid is linked.
- Have considered the impact of technology on communication development
- Understand what is meant by serve and return interaction and the crucial importance of this in developing brain circuitry in babies
- Understand the typical pattern of speech, language and communication skills development from birth to five years old.
- Have developed knowledge of what ‘red flags’ to be aware of that might indicate a SLCN
- Have considered the impact of EAL on speech, language and communication development.
- Be able to reflect on how they can and will implement the knowledge gained from the session into their everyday practice
- Recognise the importance of play in language development
- Be able to identify attention and listening skills and discover ways to help
- Understand comprehension development and how to help if children are struggling
- Understand the development of expressive language and how to help if children are struggling
- Understand children’s speech sound development and identify when to be concerned
- Be able to recognize when a bilingual child needs extra support
Free parking is available onsite Refreshments will be provided
Please note, you will be charged 100% of the course cost seven days before the course start date
For more information regarding the Giving Voice Recognition Award please read the FAQs on the right hand side of the page
All room leaders from settings must attend Nursery Talk as part of the Giving Voice Award. If you have attended the 2 part Communication Champion Training then you do NOT need to attend this course.