Moor House Research and Training Institute, led by Dr Susan Ebbels, is part of Moor House School & College and aims to 

  1. carry out intervention research with school-aged children with language disorders

  2. provide training courses for professionals on-site, off-site and online,

  3. create resources for professionals working with school-aged children with language disorder

    Available courses

    This online course on the SHAPE CODINGTM system is for professionals and parents interested in learning more about this system which aims to help teach children with language disorders the grammar of English. The course takes 6-14 hours to complete, which you can spread out as you wish. Those who have completed it have said it is better to spread it out rather than try to do it in one day. Access to the course will normally last for six months.

    This course is available continuously, but normally the trainers will only be available to give personalised feedback at certain times of the year. Thus, you can take a course at any time, but can only receive your certificate of completion following a period when the trainers are available. Currently we have no set times for feedback, trainers will aim to respond within 1-2 weeks.

    If you have any difficulties please email or use the forum within the course. 

    For a face-to-face version of this course, please see here. FACE-TO-FACE COURSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Course participants are not permitted to run courses on the SHAPE CODINGTM  system following this course (further courses are required to become a trainer) and will be required to sign an agreement to this effect before commencing the course.

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    The workshop will run live online on 2nd July and offers a full training package on the use of The WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCE(TM) framework and how best to put it into practice in your setting.

    The training covers how to use the online tool, what is independence, activity analysis and application in practice, executive functioning, the impact on life skills and strategies on how to maximise independence.

    For more information and to book click here. To book this course for your organisation, please email

    This course provides opportunities to become more confident with the coding taught in the Part 1 course, particularly aimed at those who are new to supporting young people with a language disorder and/or who deliver/support speech and language therapy programmes devised by SLTs. For more information see here.
    This course will next run live via Zoom on 22nd October and 19th November 9am-12.30pm BST.
    To book this course for your organisation please contact


    This course aims to update Speech and Language Therapists (and other interested professionals) on the current evidence base for intervention for school-aged children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). It will focus predominantly on the effectiveness of different methods of service delivery, comprehension and production at the word, sentence and narrative level.

    This course will be run live online for either

    • individuals on the mornings (UK time) of 29th September and 6th October 2020. For more details and to book see here, or
    • organisations that have specifically booked the training for their staff. If you wish to book training for your organisation, please contact

    Handouts are available here for those with the password.  

    This course will be run live online on 16th and 23rd June 2020, but handouts can be downloaded here. For information, please click here.

    Future dates will be advertised soon. To express an interest in this course, please email The more interest there is, the sooner it will run!