Speech and Language Support for 5-11′s

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ELKLAN 5-11’s

TEN WEEK TRAINING COURSE

Dates:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Venue:  Brecon House Cwmbran

Cost:  £100 (to cover materials and accreditation fees)

 This course trains Teachers, Assistants and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants working with children with Speech, Language and Communication difficulties in school.

All ten sessions must be fully attended. There is a requirement for course participants to complete weekly homework tasks for the accredited course portfolio.

There is also a COMPULSORY requirement for 1 relevant school staff (SENCO/ Head of phase/SEAL coordinator) to attend a 2 day overview course, included in the cost (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS).

The course runs for 10 sessions:

 22/05/2015   Session 1  What is communication?

 29/05/2015  Session 2  Non verbal communication, listening and attention skill

06/05/2015  Session 3  Memory and independent learning

13/05/2015  Session 4  Modifying adult’s speech to help a child understand

20/05/2015  Session 5  Understanding beyond simple sentences

03/06/2015  Session 6  Promoting vocabulary development

10/06/2015  Session 7  Encouraging expressive language and narrative

17/06/2015  Session 8  Promoting effective interaction and social skills

24/06/2015  Session 9  Supporting children with unclear speech and linking speech

01/07/2015  Session 10  Linking it all together

What will I receive?

  • Teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and advisory teacher. Training to support the communication of all students but especially those with speech and language difficulties in primary settings.
  • ELKLAN book ‘Language Builders’ which forms the core reading material for the course. It is full of practical advice and ideas.
  • APT Awards Open College Network Accreditation (9 Credits)
  • Support needed to write a portfolio to achieve accreditation through the Open College Network.
  • Opportunities to meet other assistants and teachers and receive support

  To book a place, please contact suzi.jones@torfaen.gov.uk for a booking form, or click here.

TWO DAY TRAINING COURSE

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Venue:  Gwent Visual Impairment, Llantarnam, Cwmbran, NP44 3AB

Cost:  £25(for Elklan book, please order at time of booking and provide invoice details).

 This course trains Teachers of children with Speech, Language and Communication difficulties, to identify support and develop the skills of these pupils by fully utilising school staff and available resources. There is a COMPULSORY requirement for 1 relevant school staff (SENCO/ Head of Phase/ SEAL Coordinator) to attend this 2 day course prior to sending any staff on the 10 week course.

What will I receive?

  • Teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and advisory teachers. They provide training to support the communication of all students but especially those with speech and language difficulties in primary settings.
  • Information, strategies and resources from ELKLAN training programme.

Aspects covered include:

  • Introduction to normal communication?
  • Understanding the importance of non-verbal communication.
  • Development of attention skills.
  • Using Information Carrying Words to help memory and understanding.
  • Language for Learning – the Blank Language Scheme.
  • Understanding linguistic concepts.
  • Mind Mapping.
  • Developing vocabulary.
  • Modelling and encouraging the use of sentences.
  • Sequencing ideas and telling stories.
  • Using story grids.
  • Promoting effective communication and social interaction.
  • Supporting children with unclear speech.
  • The link between language and literacy.

 PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

  To book a place, please contact suzi.jones@torfaen.gov.uk for a booking form, or click here.