This course is suitable for interventions for children and pupils of any age

Are you worried about a child in your class or setting? Have you had some of these thoughts?

  • I have a child in my class who is struggling with the work. They are in the lower ability group.

  • They struggle with processing and can't follow instructions well.

  • They can't seem to retain the things you've taught them.

  • They lose their trail of thought easily and don't manage to get much written in their workbooks.

  • Reading comprehension tasks are almost impossible for this child.

  • They have trouble understanding or identifying the main idea of what they have just read.

  • They have trouble understanding new ideas or topics. They can't pick up new skills as easily as their peers (like fractions or halving)

  • I've made you a course. It's a short course, all pre-recorded and ready to access straight away.

  • It's online so you can do it any time, on any device.

  • You can re-visit the course time and time again, with unlimited access.

  • You can play the videos in the course during staff training.

  • You can download the BONUS documents and save them to your shared drive.

  • You can even show the demonstration videos to the children you are working with and then copy the games.

  • The games can be altered to suit the age, ability and interests of the child you are working with.

  • I've included ways you can step-up to make the game more challenging or step down if they are a bit tricky.

What will you get?

This course consists of 6 different video sections: 

An introduction video packed with information and theory on memory and processing difficulties for children. Including profiles and red flags to look out for, as well as discussion on the impacts of these difficulties on learning and how you can help them.

Four video demonstrations of my top intervention activities which I include in my speech and language programmes for children with difficulties with memory and processing. Some of these videos feature help from my own children so we can show you how it all REALLY works. 

A separate instructional video on strategies for pupils and adults to use to help your children.

Plus there are BONUS downloads for you:

  • A checklist to help you identify areas of need for children in your setting.
  • Example sentences for some of the games and interventions.
  • Printable handouts of the strategies for adults/staff and more strategies for children/pupils.
  • A printable record sheet for you to written down and keep track of your interventions.

The total video time for this course is 48 minutes.

What are the benefits?

  • You will have a better understanding of the memory and processing difficulties faced by some of the children you work with.

  • You will feel confident to work with the children in your setting who have difficulty remembering and processing spoken information like questions, instructions and stories.

  • You will be able to use the strategies and activities from this course with your current pupils and in the future with other children.

  • You will see progress in the children you've worked with.

  • You will be able to use these skills in future roles in different settings.

  • You will be confident to share or cascade this training to your colleagues

How does it work?

Once you register, you will be directed to the course where you can work through the modules at your own pace. 

As the course is online, you can re-visit the modules at any time, on any device, with unlimited access.

You can even play some of the videos during staff training sessions.


  • Do I have to do the training course all in one go?

    Nope. You can stop and start as much as you like. You can even re-visit the course in a couple of months' time. You have unlimited access.

  • Can I play the videos during staff meetings?

    Absolutely! If the information in this course helps you to help the children you work with then go ahead! You can play one or two videos or the whole lot, depending on how long you have.

  • Are you really a Speech and Language Therapist

    Yes. I trained in the UK and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have an Undergraduate Degree in Linguistics and Masters Degree in Speech and Language. The equivalent title in the USA is Speech and Language Pathologist.

  • Are there any handouts of the slides?

    No, you won't need them. You can make notes as you go along and can come back to the training when you need a top-up of information. There are some downloadable PDFs which you can save, print and keep.

Feedback from previous course users

Memory & Processing

by John K

"It was useful to learn strategies to use with children with poor auditory memory"

So helpful

Sue C

"I am going to try some of the strategies and activities with two children in my class with poor attention and always ask me to go through things"

Great ideas!

Jules W, SENCo

"I can use some of the ideas to show LSAs what they can do with designated children"

Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Beth Morrant

Hi, I'm Beth.

My role is to train and support education staff who work with children with speech, language and communication needs in schools.

I'm a fun and creative Speech and Language Therapist with lots of ideas to help children develop their communication skills.

I have years and years of experience and working with children and young adults in a range of settings including schools, preschools and clinics. I’ve worked with lots of wonderful practitioners and staff in schools and preschools throughout my career, and I've provided a lot of information, advice, training and support for a variety of Speech and Language topics.

As well as training education staff, I also deliver seminars as a guest lecturer to Speech and Language Therapy Students at the University of Essex. These cover a range of topics, including service provision, speech sounds, stammering, vocabulary and word finding, assessment and intervention.

I work as an Independent Specialist Speech and Language Therapist through my own local service where I see children in schools in Mid Essex and in my clinic. I have a master’s degree in Health and Human Sciences, qualifying as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2009. My undergraduate degree is in Linguistics and Spanish.

I’m registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the Health and Care Professionals Council and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

I'm a mum of 2 and my children have helped me make some of these demonstration videos. As you will see, they each have their own personalities and characteristics.

As a result of my training sessions, dozens of Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Preschool Practitioners have felt empowered to help their students with their speech and language targets.

With The Speech and Language Garden, I hope to give you some valuable ideas and resources to help educate you and support the children you work with. I want to empower Teachers, Assistants and SENCos to deliver effective and fun interventions by providing information, advice, training and demonstrations.