Developing accurate speech sound production is vital to a child’s ability to communicate effectively with those around them and to develop the literacy skills required for reading and writing.

Through knowing about typical speech sound development, we can better support those children who are having difficulties, use strategies to encourage their progress and know when to refer for specialised support. This training course explains the typical development of speech sound acquisition, focusing on the age children develop specific sounds, the error patterns you are likely to see in the classroom and strategies you can put in place to support speech sound development. Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to put your learning into practice and to reflect on how you may use some of your learning within the classroom to support the children you work with.

This pack has been developed by Hannah (Speech and Language Therapist).

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 can also download the supplementary table describing speech sounds here, and the supplementary table describing phonological processes here.

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!

How did you find this training course?

We’d love to hear from you! You can contact your school’s Speech and Language Therapist, or email us at info@thetalkinghouse.co.uk with any comments.

Check out the demo videos!

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