Vocabulary is a strong indicator of academic success. The size of a child’s vocabulary at age 5 is the best predictor of success on exams in later life. Supporting vocabulary development requires a whole-school approach to word learning. We have put together advice for implementing a three-wave approach to encouraging word learning: explicit and intentional teaching; incidental learning through creating a word-rich environment; and the use of independent word learning strategies.

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

We hope that you enjoy the training.

The Workbook

Start by downloading the workbook here.

You will need to complete this workbook after completing 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.

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 also contact your school’s Speech and Language Therapist, or email us at info@thetalkinghouse.co.uk with any comments.