Using Teen Talk

Teen Talk is a training resource which will help you to improve your knowledge and skills in working with young people with language disorders.

To make the best of our online resources please watch the video and read our guidance below:

Video: Introducing Teen Talk

Video transcript

Welcome to Teen Talk.

Teen Talk aims to support teenagers and young adults who have language disorders.

Teen Talk is an online learning resource for professionals and trainee professionals who works with or wants to learn more about children, teenagers and young people with language disorders.

By taking part in Teen Talk you will be able to understand much more about teenagers and young people with language disorders. Specifically, the impact of language disorders on the lives of young people and importantly how to support these young people effectively.

Teen Talk is an online learning resource and consists of a series of interactive chapters. Each chapter has video materials and learning tasks. You can choose which level you would like to work at through. The levels are introductory and advanced. You work though the levels at your own pace and in your own direction.

We really hope you enjoy Teen Talk and find it useful.


The videos on our site are password protected, to view the videos on this site you will need to request access.

Resource structure

Teen Talk is separated into chapters: chapters one to three contain training tasks for you to work through and chapter four contains useful resources. Chapter four also includes links to further support, strategies which you may be able to use, a glossary of terms we use in the training materials, and a list of references which we use within the training package.

Overview of the Teen Talk chapters and their learning outcomes (PDF, 108KB)

Using the chapters

The training materials are divided into three chapters. You may work through the chapters in any order you choose.

Once you have selected a chapter, watch the introductory video and then select the level appropriate to you, introductory or advanced. In each chapter you will find four or five video clips to select, identified by participant name, communication area, or topic area. Please work through these at your own speed and in any order you choose. You do not need to complete one in order to progress to the next.

Each video clip has structured tasks for you to work though. The site gives you the instructions you need to complete the task. Downloadable PDF versions are provided for you via the different task pages, to record your answers. Once downloaded, it is possible to add your responses by clicking the ‘fill and sign’ option in your PDF reader, then clicking and typing in each question space, or you may prefer to print them out to complete manually.

Most of the tasks are followed by feedback from the research team: these are not ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers, but provide useful information for you to consider in relation to your own responses. When you reach the end of each set of tasks, you have the option of viewing our feedback in PDF format: download or print them for your records and for future reference.

The site is designed with flexibility in mind. As you work through the tasks, you may wish to refer to previous sections.


If you have any difficulties or questions about the materials as you work through them, please contact the Teen Talk team: