Poor language is linked to poor behaviour even in very young children. 2 in 3 language delayed 3 year olds have behaviour problems

Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is important for all practitioners working with children and young people, as not only do the individuals benefit from improved knowledge, skills and confidence but this also has benefits for their setting, the workforce as a whole and most of all the children they come into contact with.

The Communication Trust offers a range of options to support your continuing professional development (CPD) in speech, language and communication, many of which are free!

Our 2016 workforce consultation highlighted that 99% of practitioners recognise the importance of speech, language and communication skills for children and young people whilst 96% identified gaps in their learning in this crucial area. To access the full report please click here.

Download our CPD learning pathway poster to get an overview of our CPD offer including the Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF), the online short course and our Level 3 qualification – Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication.