LEAPing on with Language (Parents and Professionals)


Accelerating children’s language learning beyond simple sentences to complex language. 

USAIS in collaboration with The Ear Foundation and Cochlear UK are running a two day workshop called LEAPing on with Language. The workshop will be divided so the first day will be for professionals and the second day for parents. Both days will be held at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service.

Ear Foundation           Cochlear


Professionals Day

A free workshop for professionals working with primary and secondary deaf children. LEAPing provides practical strategies linked with a free to access web site of resources.

When? Monday 19th September (Fully booked) OR Wednesday 21st September (Spaces available) 10:00-15:30

Who? Local TODs, Local SLTs, HIU staff, Teaching assistants working with a child in school, SENCO, class teacher, Student TODs / SLTs

“Enjoyable, very well paced training full of information and ideas you really need to know about. Wonderful. I have learned so much. Thank you” – Professional

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Parents DayLEAp

A free parents workshop for those with primary & secondary aged deaf children & pre school children moving from short to complex sentences. The day focuses upon how we promote opportunities to develop communicative independence, self esteem and champion language users

When? Tuesday 20th September 09:30-14:30

Who? Parents and Grandparents, Family close friends, Teaching assistants who work 1:1 with a child in mainstream who get on well with the family. Families with children who are preschool – older secondary aged.  Their children are moving from 3 word sentences to complex language. This covers a large age range with our deaf children.  Parents of children with 1 & 2 word phrases have often attended and said it was useful to put things in place for the future.  They just need to be aware that some of it will not be relevant yet.

Although the training is funded by cochlear, they are supportive of all deaf children and say that parents of any child wearing any manufacturers CI, HA or BAHA are welcome to attend.

“It’s brilliant, very practical, lots of ideas to develop language”.

 “Super course – very appropriate for all parents and children  – Parents


How to book

If you would like to reserve a place on this course please contact AIS.Training@soton.ac.uk. Parents should speak to their child’s key worker in the first instance to determine if their child will be suitable.