Language therapy in British Sign Language course  CPD

Course Information

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Date tbc 09:30 2 Full Days £400.00 (If booked in pairs then second attendee will pay £200.00. Please see funding tab for more info). CS6074 Register Interest

Course Content

This course introduces participants to planning and delivering language therapy in British Sign Language.

Tutor Info

The course will be taught, mainly in BSL, by a specialist SLT and Deaf practitioner. Both have extensive experience of working with children who have language learning difficulties in BSL.


Participants must have attended, or work closely with a colleague who has attended, the BSL Production Test Training course.

Participants must also be currently work with children who are or are aiming to be BSL users.

English Requirements

Good written English skills.

What will I learn?

Basic skills in planning, delivering and evaluating language therapy sessions in BSL. The course will support SLTs and Deaf tutors, instructors and those in other roles to work more effectively together to support the language learning needs of children who use BSL.

Teaching and Assessment

The course provides theoretical information in presentations as well as video observation of cases. Group discussion and practical activities are included to support learning.

Recommended Reading

Herman, R. (2015). Language Assessment of Deaf Learners. In H. E. T. Knoors & M. Marschark (Eds.), Educating Deaf Learners: Creating a Global Evidence Base.

Herman, R., Rowley, K., Mason, K., & Morgan, G. (2014). Deficits in narrative abilities in child British Sign Language users with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders / Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, 49(3), 343–53.

Mason, K., Rowley, K., Marshall, C. R., Atkinson, J. R., Herman, R., Woll, B., & Morgan, G. (2010). Identifying specific language impairment in deaf children acquiring British Sign Language: Implications for theory and practice. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28(1), 33–49.


If attendees want to attend in pairs then a 50% discount will be given to the second attendee at the cost of £200.00.
If you would like to receive this discount then please email Farida Walton at or .

Leads To...

Knowledge of tools and resources provided in the BSL STaR (strategies, tools and resources) pack which can be used with children and young people developing BSL.

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