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Elklan: Speech and Language Support for 5-11s a 5 day intensive course for primary school teachers/teaching assistants

Develop your knowlege & practical ideas to promote the communication skills of all young children but particularly those with Speech,Language and Communication Difficulties.

Outline

It is a requirement, if schools are interested in obtaining Communication Friendly Status, that teaching assistants and teachers (in the first instance) undertake Elklan training.

This course is an intensive form of the 10 week accredited course offered for teaching assistants. Course participants will be expected to complete the same portfolio of tasks although attendance for the 'taught' element of the course will be over 5 full days.

As this is an accredited course, this cost and the cost of the course manual (Language Builders) are both included in the cost of the course. The course Manual is also available in Welsh.
The course aims to provide some theoretical knowledge and share practical skills and ideas in the following areas:

Week 1: What is communication?
Week 2: Improving listening, attention and independent learning skills.
Week 3: Listening, memory and understanding spoken language
Week 4: Modifying adults’ speech to help a child understand language
Week 5: Understanding beyond simple sentences
Week 6: Expressive language development
Week 7: Promoting effective communication and social skills
Week 8: Supporting children with unclear speech
Week 9: Linking speech to reading and writing
Week 10: Management of stammering and other issues raised during the course.

This course will provide opportunities for you to develop knowledge and practical ideas to promote the communication skills of all young children but particularly those with speech and language difficulties. It also enables you to advise teaching assistants working in your settings to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

Description

Priority 3 - Inclusion, Safeguarding & Promoting Wellbeing.

Speech, Language and Communication

Programme

Day 1: 03/10/2019 | 09:00 - 16:00

Title: Session 1
Venue: St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves, Speech and Language Therapist

Day 2: 07/11/2019 | 09:15 - 16:00

Title: Session 2
Venue: TBC
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves, Speech and Language Therapist

Day 3: 21/11/2019 | 09:15 - 16:00

Title: Session 3
Venue: St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves, Speech and Language Therapist

Day 4: 05/12/2019 | 09:15 - 16:00

Title: Session 4
Venue: St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves, Speech and Language Therapist

Day 5: 19/12/2019 | 09:15 - 16:00

Title: Session 5
Venue: St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves, Speech and Language Therapist

Outcomes

Following course completion you will have :

  • a sound knowledge of patterns of language development;

  • a common language whereby they will be able to liaise with the Specialist Speech and Language Team and Speech and Language Therapists, to work together more effectively;

  • an overview of how to support children with speech, language and communication difficulties;

  • confidence in implementing a range of strategies to meet the needs of these pupils;

  • skills to support staff when working with children with SLCD;

  • the knowledge to create inclusive learning environments by adopting communication friendly teaching and learning strategies across the curriculum.

Booking Information

Please note that the school has very limited parking on site so please get there early.

Audience

Teaching Assistants - Primary, SENCO, Primary Class Teachers, KS2 Teachers, KS1 Teachers, Foundation Phase Practitioners, Foundation Phase Leader

03 Oct 2019 09:00 - 16:00

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Communication, Achievement & Wellbeing (CAW) Specialist Support Teams/Timau Cymorth Arbenigol Cyfathrebu,Cyflawniad a Lles (CCLl)
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Day 1: 03 Oct 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Session 1
St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves
Day 2: 07 Nov 2019 09:15 - 16:00
Session 2
TBC
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves
Day 3: 21 Nov 2019 09:15 - 16:00
Session 3
St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves
Day 4: 05 Dec 2019 09:15 - 16:00
Session 4
St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves
Day 5: 19 Dec 2019 09:15 - 16:00
Session 5
St Francis RC Primary School (3375 / Training Room), Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4JL
Trainer: Chris Hargreaves
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