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 GCSEs (DfE GCSE results, 2016)

Speech & Language for Specialist Provision (0-25)

Speech, language and communication needs continue 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? Who can benefit?

Who are WMSLT? How can we 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
“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!

3rd February 2021

Supporting Videos

Here you will find videos of the team demonstrating how to complete some of the activities spoken about

25th January 2021

Bitesize CPD for Schools – Menu of SLCN Webinars

Recent studies suggest that approximately 2 children in every classroom of 30 will experience a clinically significant language

17th September 2020

I CAN Talk Boost KS2 TARGETED Online Training: 26/11/2020 am & 08/12/2020 pm

Delivered as 2 half day online training sessions providing staff with skills to lead targeted intervention sessions aimed

17th September 2020

I CAN Talk Boost KS1 Online Training: 2nd December am & 10th December 2020 pm

Delivered as 2 half days online training sessions providing staff with skills to lead targeted intervention sessions aimed

13th May 2019

Teaching Vocabulary across the Day and Curriculum

Autumn dates yet to be confirmed. A whole day training course that promotes the vocabulary development of all

13th May 2019

Makaton Foundation Course: Autumn Term dates to be announced

This 2-day Foundation Workshop introduces Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory You will learn just over

13th May 2019

Makaton Foundation Course:Autumn dates to be confirmed

This 2-day Foundation Workshop introduces Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory You will learn just over

3rd April 2019

I CAN Early Talk Boost: Autumn Term dates TBC

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

20th February 2018

Parent Advice Literature

The team at WMSLT have been very busy creating a wealth of information designed for parents to help you

20th February 2018

Supporting Speech and Language Videos for Parents

Thank you for visiting the resources page!  Here you will find the team demonstrating some of the ideas

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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