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Words are not enough: the development of pragmatic communication skills and theory of mind


June 26, 2017

Time09.30 to 16.00
Duration1 day
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham, UK
TicketsStandard Professional : £85.00
Second Registration : £10.00

Jack turns over his boiled egg and says “look Mummy, I didn’t eat it!”

Chloe hides behind the sofa and her Daddy starts the “Where’s Chloe gone” routine

Both of these scenarios show children who are developing key concepts in Theory of Mind and this workshop will help you identify 5 key concepts that usually develop in the pre-school years. 

What is theory of mind and how do children develop one?  Beginning with babies and with ideas for children up to 11 years, this course considers the impact Theory of Mind may have on the development of pragmatic language skills.

From requesting to refusing, role play to storytelling, sarcasm to jokes this course is packed practical ideas for supporting children to become competent communicators.



Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the importance of pragmatic language skills and the link to theory of mind
  • Analyse a child’s behavior using the pragmatics checklist
  • Identify useful activities to support pragmatic language development
  • Formulate a plan for supporting pragmatic language development for a child you support


Course Lead Tutor:

Lyndsey Allen, LSLS Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist, SLT

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