Speech and Language Support with Early Years

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ELKLAN EARLY YEARS

TEN WEEK TRAINING COURSE

Dates:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Venue:  Torfaen (Location will be confirmed upon booking)

Cost:  £125 (to cover materials and accreditation fees)

 This course trains Teachers, Assistants and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants working with children under 5 with Speech, Language and Communication difficulties in school.

All 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/ English coordinator) to attend a 2 day overview course, included in the cost.

(See below for further information)

The course runs for 10 sessions:

TBC      Module 1     What is involved in communication?

TBC      Module 2     Adult-Child Interaction and Non-verbal communication.

TBC      Module 3     Developing play, listening and attention.

TBC      Module 4     Promoting development of vocabulary.

TBC      Module 5     The Blank Language scheme.

TBC     Module 6     Working with Information Carrying Words.

TBC     Module 7     Encouraging the understanding ad use of sentences.

TBC     Module 8     The development of social skills.

TBC     Module 9     Supporting children with unclear speech and exploring the speech-reading link.

TBC      Module 10   Helping children who stammer.

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 Foundation Phase settings.
  • ELKLAN book ‘Language Builders’ which forms the core reading material for the course. It is full of practical advice and ideas.
  • APT Training Accreditation (9 Credits)
  • Support needed to write a portfolio to achieve accreditation through APT Training
  • Opportunities to meet other assistants and teachers and receive mutual support.

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

 

TWO DAY TRAINING COURSE

Dates:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Venue:  Torfaen (Location will be confirmed upon booking)

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

 This course is for Teachers/SENCOS/Foundation Phase Leaders in schools where support staff wish to do the 10 week Elklan so that those staff will have full support to implement all the skills and strategies received on the training. The training Course is delivered by qualified speech and language therapists and advisory teachers

The course runs for 2 full days and provides an overview of Speech, Language and Communication. Aspects of the following will be included

Day 1     What is communication?

Adult child interaction

Non verbal communication

Play for Language

Basic Concepts

Blank levels of questioning

Attention levels

Practical strategies

Day 2     Information Carrying Words

Vocabulary development

Sentence development

Story telling

Supporting children with unclear speech

General Strategies

Phonological awareness

 PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

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