Last summer more than 1200 members of the children and young people’s workforce responded to a survey from The Communication Trust, which asked about their experiences of professional development in speech, language and communication. 

Their responses revealed that, although they were nearly unanimous in their belief in the vital importance of children’s SLC skills, there were significant gaps in their professional development in this area. The majority (53%) reported that they had had little to no initial training in typical speech, language and communication development, and 60% had little to no training in identifying and supporting children with speech, language and communication needs.

The Trust has developed a report presenting our findings and offering recommendations on how government and national bodies, local authorities and training providers, the voluntary sector, and the workforce can work together to improve access to quality professional development in speech, language and communication.

 Read the report >

 

Date posted: March 22, 2017

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