Listen To Us is a practical resource for people providing training support or professional development in speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), mainly reflecting specific language impairments (SLI). It includes a DVD of carefully chosen clips showing children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and also includes a supporting booklet, offering some questions for reflection on top of the DVD.
It’s designed to be led interactively by professionals with strong expertise in the area, such as speech and language therapists, specialist and advisory teachers. Listen To Us aims to complement and support existing training and professional development activities by: providing opportunities for viewers to start thinking about and discussing SLCN; helping to develop the skills of the viewers in observing and reflecting on SLCN and also helping viewers understand SLCN more effectively and how this may apply to their work.
Teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs, initial teacher trainees & speech and language therapy students can then use Listen To Us with a range of other practitioners who want to improve their knowledge of SLCN.
The DVD would support people as part of their initial training or as part of their continuing professional development.