ELKLAN - Level 3 Speech & Language Qualification (10 week evening course)

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Felaw Maltings

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A practical training course for staff working in primary schools to enable them to develop the speech and language skills of ALL children but especially those with speech and language difficulties.

Delivered by a local Speech & Language Therapist with over 20 years experience throughout the UK. The 10 week evening course gives practical advice and strategies which are also suitable for children with English as an additional language and other special educational needs.

Over 7,000 people have already completed this training and found it has helped them to differentiate the curriculum more effectively.

This 10 week course will cover a total of 20 teaching hours, taking place on a monday evening from 18:00 - 20:00 the course starts on the 24th April 2017 and will take place on the following weeks (following with term time)

- 24th April (week 1)
- 8th May (week 2)
- 15th May (week 3)
- 22nd May (week 4)
- 5th June (week 5)
- 12th June (week 6)
- 19th June (week 7)
- 26th June (week 8)
- 3rd July (week 9)
- 10th July (week 10)

If you're planning on self funding this course, please contact us as we are able to offer an interest free repayment plan (support@partnersforchange.uk) If you can see a problem with a date, and are unable to make a session or two, please let us know as some advance planning could still make the course possible.

The sessions will run from 18:00 - 20:00 at Felaw Maltings in Ipswich. There is free guaranteed parking and refreshments available throughout the 10 week course.

What will you learn?

What is communication?

  • Identify the processes involved in communication.
  • Demonstrate the wide range of communication difficulties and the impact this has for the child.

Understanding non-verbal communication, developing listening and attention skills

  • Understand the power of NVC
  • Explore strategies to support children with poor listening and attention

Developing memory and independent learning

  • Learn about making Mind Maps™ accessible to all
  • Learn new visual strategies to help pupils work independently in the classroom

Modifying adults’ speech to help a child understand language

  • Practise modifying the adult’s language through an understanding of information carrying words
  • Consider issues pertinent to students learning an additional language.

Understanding beyond simple sentences

  • Discuss supporting verbal reasoning skills, including why & how questions, inferences, sequencing, predicting.
  • Practise modifying the adult’s language accordingly.

Promoting vocabulary development

  • Understand how children learn new words.
  • Develop a range of strategies to support the learning and retention of new words.

Encouraging expressive language development and storytelling skills

  • Discuss techniques to develop syntax (grammar) and narrative skills.
  • Learn new ideas to support narrative development

Promoting effective communication and social skills

  • Reflect on the effects that interaction patterns between adults and children have on communication.
  • Develop active listening and support for children to speak out
  • Identify skills required for successful social skills and share ideas as to how to promote these.

Supporting children with unclear speech and exploring the link between speech, reading and writing

  • Identify the development of speech sounds.
  • Discuss strategies to support children with unclear speech.
  • Consider the link between speech, reading and writing.
  • Review phonological awareness and the 4 main components.

Management of stammering and other issues raised during the course

  • Share ideas to support children who stammer.
  • Present evidence of applying knowledge gained across the course during everyday classroom activities.

The Qualification:

A Level 3 or Level 2 nine credit Award in Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication Skills of 5-11s – both levels are now on the QCF! A portfolio of evidence will need to be submitted.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: Support@PartnersForChange.uk

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