Supporting Children with Vocabulary and Word Finding Difficulties

Learn how to support children of all ages who have difficulty with vocabulary, including learning and retaining new words or word finding.​

This course contains practical activities for you to do in 1:1 sessions, small groups of children or whole class activities. 

For Teachers, Teaching Assistants and SENCOs.

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This course is for you if you work with children in school, primary or secondary.

You might be a Teacher, Teaching Assistant, SENCo or other wonderful member of the school team.

Are you worried about a child in your class?

This might be you:

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I have a child in my class who struggles with writing. Their maths and reading skills are fine, they just struggle with sentences.

 

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Some of the lower level children in my class are struggling. They don’t often read at home and have poor vocabulary.

 

Or

A child in my class gets frustrated during lessons. They don’t like literacy lessons and become disinterested.

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I've made you a course

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I've made you a course. It's a short course, all pre-recorded and ready to access straight away.

It's online so you can do it any time, on any device.

You can re-visit the course time and time again, with unlimited access.

You can play the videos in the course during staff training.

You can even show the demonstration videos to the children you are working with and then copy the games.

The games can be altered to suit the age, ability and interests of the child you are working with.

I've included ways you can step-up to make the game more challenging too

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After completing this course:

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You will feel confident to work with the children in your class who have difficulty learning new words and recalling words that they already know.

You will see progress in the children you work with.

You will be able to use the strategies and activities from this course with your current pupils and in the future with other children.

You will see progress in the children you've worked with.

You will be confident to share or cascade this training to your colleagues​​

What will you get?

This course consists of pre-recorded video sections, totalling around 50 minutes.

An introduction video with information and theory on vocabulary and word finding difficulites.

 

Four video demonstrations of my top intervention activities which I include in my speech and language programmes for children with difficulties with learning and retaining new words and/or recalling words that they already know.

 

Some of these videos feature help from my own children so we can show you how it all REALLY works. 

How does it work?

Once you register, you will be directed to the course where you can work through the modules at your own pace. 

As the course is online, you can re-visit the modules at any time, on any device, with unlimited access.

You can even play some of the videos during staff training sessions.