Training in the use of the Early Sociocognitive Battery (ESB): an assessment for preschool children with language and communication difficulties  CPD

Course Information

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4th July 2018 09:30 Full day £180.00 CS6079 Apply Now

Course Content

A one day training in the use of the Early Sociocognitive Battery (ESB). The course will provide attendees with the skills required to reliably administer, score and interpret the results of the preschool assessment. The day includes background information and the evidence base, use of videos, training and practice in scoring and interpreting results.

Assessment kits will be available for purchase on completion of training for £200 per kit.

Tutor Info

Jennifer Warwick is an SLT working part time for the NHS with children and young people with ASD. She is also an Advisor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for social communication (

Penny Roy is Honorary Professor in the Division of Language and Communication Science, City, University of London (


Speech and language therapists registered with HCPC, paediatricians, psychologists and teachers.

English Requirements

In line with those required for entry into undergraduate/postgraduate degree courses in Speech and Language Therapy

What will I learn?

Training in the administration of the ESB, including scoring and interpretation of results

Gain an understanding of:

i) the sociocognitive skills assessed and their relation to language and communication difficulties

ii) how children's performance on the ESB can inform therapeutic intervention

iii) how the ESB supports working with parents by providing a way of communicating the nature of their children's difficulties and their needs

Teaching and Assessment

Full certification in the use of the ESB requires attendance at the one day training course.

Recommended Reading see Early Sociocognitive Battery (Roy & Chiat)

Chiat, S. & Roy, P. (2008). Early phonological and sociocognitive skills as predictors of later language and social communication outcomes. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 635-645.

Chiat, S. & Roy, P. (2013). Early predictors of language and social communication impairments at 9-11 years: A follow-up study of early-referred children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 1824–1836. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2013/12-0249).

Roy, P., & Chiat, S. (2014). Developmental pathways of language and social communication problems in 9–11 year olds: Unpicking the heterogeneity. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2534–254.

Leads To...

A certificate of attendance.

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