Speech & Language for Early Years

We understand the importance of providing all children with a solid foundation in the early years to help them achieve the best start in life.

 

Speech & Language for Primary School

‘More than half of children starting education in socially deprived areas of England have delayed language, while their cognitive abilities are in the average range for their age’ (Gascoigne,2012)

Speech & Language for Secondary School

Did you know……Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs perform significantly lower than their peers at GCSE’s (DfE GCSE results, 2016)

Speech & Language for Specialist Provision (0-25)

Speech, language and communication needs continues to be the most prevalent special educational need. We believe that access to specialist communication support is essential for our young students to reach their full potential

Speech & Language for Families

Current research estimates that 1 in 10 children may experience speech and language difficulties. We work in partnership with parents and education staff to help children achieve their full potential.

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

What is speech & Language Therapy, why might it be necessary and who can benefit ?

Who we are & how we can help

West Midlands Speech & Language Therapy are a well-established team of qualified and highly experienced therapists providing a quality, bespoke service to our clients. We work with children and young people with communication difficulties from 0-25 years across numerous settings including nursery schools, children’s centres/clinics, mainstream primary and secondary schools as well as in specialist provision for young children and adults.

Meet the team & find out more with the video below!

“If children with language delay do not get timely support, their difficulties will continue and can adversely affect academic and social relationships” (Sage 2005)
“Our Therapist’s professionalism and knowledge are excellent and she has been an asset to the school” (Class Teacher – Birmingham Primary School)
“The service is flexible, responsive and meets our needs in supporting children and staff - staff have been up skilled and have improved their capacity to support SLCN in class” (Birmingham Primary school SENDCo)

WMSLT – Hot off the Press!

14th October 2019

Job Vacancy: Term time only Band 5,6 or 7 Therapists (Part time opportunities)

We are looking to employ band 5,6 or 7 level therapists to join our friendly and dynamic team

13th May 2019

Teaching Vocabulary across the Day and Curriculum

29th November 9.15-3.30 A whole day training course that promotes the vocabulary development of all children. Focused on

13th May 2019

Makaton Foundation Course:6th & 7th November 2019

Dates: 6th & 20th November 2019 Venue: Yardley Primary Cost : £155 or £130 discounted rate* (*discounted rates

13th May 2019

Makaton Foundation Course:6th & 7th November 2019

Dates: 6th & 20th November 2019 Venue: Yardley Primary Cost : £155 or £130 discounted rate* (*discounted rates

3rd April 2019

I CAN Early Talk Boost: 8th October 2019

Early talk boost is an intervention developed by I CAN specialists and is helping children in the early

3rd April 2019

I CAN Talk Boost KS2 TARGETED Training: 9th October 2019

A one day training course providing staff with skills to lead targeted intervention sessions aimed at 7-10 year

3rd April 2019

I CAN Talk Boost KS1 TARGETED Training: 7th October 2019

A one day training course providing staff with skills to lead targeted intervention sessions aimed at 4-7 year

15th March 2019

12th June/18th September: Free Primary Talk Training for SenCo’s (Birmingham)

  Primary Talk is a one day training course providing staff with strategies to develop communication friendly environment. 

20th February 2018

Language For Thinking

Primary use is for enhancing verbal reasoning skills but it can develop understanding of wh- questions and sentence

20th February 2018

Semantic Steps

For use with children and adults to aid categorisation skills, improve word finding and support vocabulary learning. The

19th February 2018

I CAN Early Talk UNIVERSAL

Aimed at the early year's workforce in partnership with parents to support the communication needs of children from

17th February 2018

WEST MIDLANDS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY SERVICE SPRING NEWSLETTER 2018

WEST MIDLANDS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY SERVICE SPRING NEWSLETTER 2018 “With 1 in 10 children under 5 years

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