Children use language to communicate their thoughts and feelings, ask for things, tell stories, make friends, ask questions and demonstrate their learning. With knowledge about the typical development of expressive language (use of language), we can better support those children who are having difficulties and use the most appropriate strategies to encourage their progress.

This training course explains the typical development of expressive language and includes advice on setting up reasons and opportunities for language, modelling language and supporting vocabulary and narrative development.

This training pack has been developed by Speech and Language Therapists Laura and Leanne.

We hope that you enjoy the training.

The Workbook

Start by downloading the workbook here.

You will need to complete this workbook alongside the training course and submit it to your school’s Speech and Language Therapist.

You will receive an email from your school’s Speech and Language Therapist which will detail the deadline for submitting your completed workbook. Please submit by replying to their email with the completed workbook attached.​

The Training

You can now go through our training pack in the slides below.

We have created demo videos to support key parts of the training. When you see a symbol, click it to watch the video! You can also find them all at the bottom of the page.

The  symbol indicates that there is a workbook activity to complete.

If you need any help, please contact your school’s Speech and Language Therapist via email. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Check out the demo videos!

If you’re having trouble accessing the demo videos, you can find them all here.