Training for Primary School Staff




For primary schools we have:

1. Speech and language support in the classroom (10 sessions)

2. Speech and Language Support for Verbal Children with ASD
(10 sessions)

3. Speech and Language Support for Vulnerable Young People (7 sessions)

4. Learning Language and Loving it (Hanen, 10 weeks)

5. An Introduction to Spoken language difficulties in the classroom (available as half day or full- day)

6. Speech, language & communication: What you need to know (available as a half day or full day)

7. Introduction to receptive language difficulties (1 hour or half day)

8. Introduction to expressive language problems (1 hour or half day)

9. Introduction to Speech sound problems (1 hour or half day)

For details see below:

 1. Speech and language support in the classroom

Elklan have developed this highly successful accredited ten week course for education staff, especially classroom assistants. It has been written so that speech and language therapists and teaching advisors can teach it is their locality under license. The package has been received enthusiastically by over 7,000 learners across the UK and Europe.

What do participants receive?
  • Teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and advisory teachers. they provide training to support the communication of all children but especially those with speech and language difficulties in primary school settings 
  • The book Language Builders which forms the core reading material for the course. It is full of practical advice and ideas 
  • Accreditation through Open College Network (OCN) at either level two or three, the individual chooses the level under the guidance of the Elklan tutor. 
  • Support needed to write a portfolio to achieve accreditation though the Open College Network. 
  • Opportunities to meet other assistants and teachers and receive mutual support. 

Who is the course for?

This course trains Teachers, Assistants and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants working with children in primary schools, specialist units and schools supporting children with moderate learning difficulties. The course is usually taught at weekends, but can be taught it staff training days.


What is taught?

The course runs for ten sessions, each with targets you will be able to acheive by the end of the course:

http://www.elklan.co.uk/courses/practitioners/speech-and-language-support-in-the-classroom

2. Speech and Language Support for Verbal Children with ASD

Elklan have developed this highly successful accredited ten week course for practitioners working with children with social communication needs including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It contains a wealth of practical ideas to support those who are working with verbal children with social communication difficulties aged from 4-14 years. There are ten, two hour sessions giving a total of 20 hours teaching. The courses have been written so that speech and language therapists and teaching advisors can teach it in their locality under license. The package has been received enthusiastically.

What do participants receive?

  • Teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and advisory teachers. they provide training to support the communication of all children but especially those with communication difficulties caused by pragmatic language difficulties and features associated with ASD in primary school settings 
  • The book Language Builders for Verbal ASD which forms the core reading material for the course. It is full of practical advice and ideas 
  • Accreditation through Open College Network (OCN) at either level two or three, the individual chooses the level under the guidance of the Elklan tutor. 
  • Support needed to write a portfolio to achieve accreditation though the Open College Network. 
  • Opportunities to meet other assistants and teachers and receive mutual support. 
Who is the course for?

This course trains Teachers, Assistants and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants working with children in schools, specialist units and schools supporting children with ASD.

What is taught?

Each of the course sessions has with targets you will be able to acheive by the end of the course: http://www.elklan.co.uk/courses/practitioners/speech-and-language-support-for-verbal-children-with-asd


3. Speech and Language Support for Vulnerable Young People
In response to the high level of concern regarding the communication difficulties experienced by young offenders Elklan have developed a highly successful accredited seven week course to equip those working with them. The course is for staff working with young people in youth offending institutions and prisons with speech, language and communication need (SLCN). It has been written so that speech and language therapists and experienced teachers can train in their locality under license. The package has been received enthusiastically.

What do participants receive?

  • Teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and or an experienced teacher. 
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge to support the communication of all vulnerable young people but especially those with speech and language difficulties in further education settings. 
  • The book Language Builders for Vulnerable Young People which forms the core reading material for the course. It is full of practical advice and ideas. 
  • Accreditation 
  • Support needed to write a portfolio to achieve accreditation though the Open College Network. 
  • Opportunities to meet other practitioners working with this complex group and receive mutual support. 

Who is the course for?

This course is available to learning support assistants, teachers, lecturers and tutors working within youth offending institutions.

What is taught?

The course runs for seven sessions, each with targets you will be able to acheive by the end of the course: see http://www.elklan.co.uk/courses/practitioners/speech-and-language-support-for-vulnerable-young-people

  4. Learning Language and Loving It
The Learning Language and Loving It Program was designed to provide early childhood educators with practical strategies for helping all children in the classroom build language and social skills, no matter what their learning and communication styles are, and even if they have special needs.

The Learning Language and Loving It Program includes:
  • A Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist or early childhood education consultant leading the program to a group of up to twenty educators; 
  • 5-8 intensive group training sessions (15-20 hours) in which you learn through a variety of media and by interacting with your fellow educators; 
  • 4-6 individual videotaping and feedback sessions for each educator (educators’ interactions with children are videotaped by and reviewed with the group leader); and 
  • User-friendly resources to support your learning. For more information: http://www.hanen.org/Hanen-Programs/Programs-For-Educators/Learning-Language-Loving-It-Program.aspx

5. An Introduction to Spoken Language Difficulties in the Classroom
Breaks down receptive and expressive language into manageable chunks to give a greater understanding of what happens when development doesn’t go according to plan. Practical suggestions, general strategies and specific techniques for the classroom/nursery.

6. Speech, language & communication: What you need to know
Introduction to the development of the factors involved and what/ why it is important, what can go wrong, what to try and where to go for help. 21/2 hours lecture or full-day workshop. Suitable For Nursery staff, Teachers, Teaching assistants, SENCOs. Targets Nursery & Primary.


7. Introduction to receptive language difficulties
Explains the nature of verbal understanding to give a greater awareness of the child’s difficulty and how to cope in the classroom. Suitable For Nursery staff, Teachers, Teaching assistants, SENCOs. 1 hour lecture or half-day workshop.


8. Introduction to expressive language problems

If a child has expressive language difficulties, it’s easy to identify but what should we do about it? Explanation, advice and techniques to help. Suitable For Nursery staff, Teachers, Teaching assistants, SENCOs. 1 hour lecture or half-day workshop.


9. Introduction to speech sound difficulties
If a child has speech sound difficulties, it’s easy to identify but what should we do about it? Explanation, advice and techniques to help. Suitable For Nursery staff, Teachers, Teaching assistants, SENCOs. 1 hour lecture or half-day workshop.

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