A course for those working with children aged 5–11 years. It will provide information and strategies to develop the communication skills of all children but especially those with speech, language and communication needs. This is a 10-week accredited ELKLAN course for all staff in Primary Settings, which will be delivered each Friday from 1-3pm.
You will receive 9 credits at Level 2 or 3 (QCF) in ‘Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication Skills of 5-11s.’
Compilation of a portfolio
Tasks to complete between each taught session
Practical work with children and recording as part of the portfolio
13th January - What is communication?
20th January - Understanding non-verbal communication developing lisenting and attention skills
27th January - Developing memory and independent learning
3rd February - Modifying adults' speech to help a child understand language
10th February - Understanding beyond simple sentences
17th February - Promoting vocabulary development
3rd March - Encouraging expressive language, development and storytelling skills
10th March - Promoting effective communication and social skills
17th March - Supporting children with unclear speech and exploring the link between speech,
reading and writing
24th March - Management of stammering and other issues raised during the course
Your course leader is Rebecca, an ELKLAN trainer. The Elklan course was devised by Henrietta McLachlan (RCSLT) and Liz Elks (RCSLT) (Speech and Language Therapists and Training Consultants) and accredited through ‘Ascentis Awards’. It is widely adopted by Enhanced Mainstream Schools in accelerating pupil speech, language and communication skills.
Rebecca is the Communication Lead teacher at Filey CEVC Nursery & Infant School developing the school towards the “Leeds Communication Friendly Setting Standard” with a focus on Communication through the Environment, Opportunities, Adult Interactions, Child Interactions and Excellent Communication practices.
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