Friday, 25 June 2010
All the way from America!!
Our Language Land training has been reported in an American on-line news channel newsfromus.com http://www.newsfrom.us/2010/04/22/getting-ready-for-school/ I'm not sure how or why they picked up the story but its good publicity!
Language Land was designed to be used by speech and language therapists as a training package for teachers and nursery staff. It provides a complete programme of demonstration training to help speech and language skills of all children in primary and nursery education, not just those with identified problems. The programme was trialled extensively and successfully in primary schools in Newcastle, Staffordshire, by its author, Angela Wright and her team, but I could find no evidence that anyone had used the nursery component of the programme so I piloted its use in local nurseries. The results were fantastic and we have plans to do more in other settings.
(Languageland is available from Black Sheep Press www.blacksheeppress.co.uk)