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In this workshop, a qualified Speech Language Pathologist will unpack with you the critical knowledge required to understand language development. You will gain an understanding of language development in the under 5-year-old age group as well as some of the more common language delays and disorders that educators may come across in their work with children.

Topic areas include:

  • receptive language development (comprehension)
  • what to expect and when
  • express language development including vocabulary development
  • common language delays
  • use of augmentative communication for complex communication needs

The Australian Teaching Standards

Completing Speak Easy: Language development for under 5s will contribute one hour of PD (NSW – NESA Elective PD) addressing:

Professional Knowledge
APTS 1: Know children and how they learn
Focus area 1.6: Strategies to support full participation of children with disability

Professional Practice
APTS 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.5: Use effective communication

Professional Engagement
APTS 6: Engage in professional learning
Focus area 6.2: Engage in professional learning and improve practice

The webinar also links to:

The Early Years Learning Framework
EYLF Practices
Adopting holistic approaches
Responsiveness to children
Intentional teaching

EYLF Learning Outcomes
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

The National Quality Standard
QA1: Educational program and practice

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board in your state.