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LEAPing on with Language

LEAPing on with Language has been written for parents of children who have a hearing loss, and who are wanting to develop their child's spoken langauge, and for professionals working with familiesleap or in school settings.

This resource provides practical strategies to accelerate your child's spoken language learning.  It provides practical strategies that aim to accelerate your child’s spoken language learning beyond simple sentences to more complex and abstract language, while considering how these skills can then be used to develop communicative independence and self-esteem.

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You can view the LEAPing on with Language content here on Cochlear's website, just click on the title and you will be taken to the page: LEAPing on with Language
 
We offer local training for parents and professionals to introduce you to this tool, our team can visit your local area to undertake half a day professionals training and a whole day parents training. For more information please contact Clare
 
We have received some very positive feedback from those who have attended the LEAPing on with Language training workshops:
 
"I would love an assessment of my child to establish where we go, this would give the starting point in implementing the philosophy" (parent)
 
"It's brilliant, very practical, lots of ideas on how to develop opportunities to develop language, conversations and self esteem through incidental learning, everyday life.  Super course, very 
leapappropriate for all parens and children" (parent)
 
"It is worth the time to come on this course" (professional)
 
"Can't wait to get back to work to start using the programme and sharing it with parents! (professional)
 
This Project is supported by a Cochlear Education Grant
 
Author:
Clare Allen
Speech & Language Therapist

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Msc. Dip ACS (Deaf) Reg. 
RCSLT
 
Acknowledgements: 
Suzanne Harrigan, 
Diana Harbor, Jackie Salter, 
Sue Archbold, Rachel England
 
Editor:
Andrew Kendrick