Training for Secondary School Staff



1. Speech and Language Support for      11-16's (10 sessions)

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


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

4. Speech and Language Support for post 16's (10 sessions)



1. Speech and Language Support for 11-16's

Following on from the success of two courses, Speech and Language Support in the Classroom and Speech and Language Support for Under 5s, we have developed an accredited ten week course for practitioners working with 11-16 year old students. 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.

What do participants receive?

  • Teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and advisory teachers. They provide training to support the communication of all students but especially those with speech and language difficulties in settings for 11-16s. 
  • Our book Secondary 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 mainstream post-primary schools, specialist units and schools supporting children with moderate learning difficulties.

What is taught?
The course runs for ten sessions, each with targets you will be able to acheive by the end of the course: see more at http://www.elklan.co.uk/courses/practitioners/speech-and-language-support-for-11-16s


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. Speech and Language Support for post 16's

Elklan have developed a highly successful accredited ten week course for staff working with young adults aged 16-25 years with speech, language and communication need (SLCN). It has been written so that speech and language therapists and experienced teachers can train you in your 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 young adults but especially those with speech and language difficulties in further education settings. 
  • Our book Language Builders for Post 16's 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 age group and receive mutual support. 

Who is the course for?

This course is available to learning support assistants, teachers, lecturers and tutors working within FE colleges. Also staff supporting young adults in residential settings
What is taught?

The course runs for eight sessions, each with targets you will be able to acheive by the end of the course: For more info:http://www.elklan.co.uk/courses/practitioners/speech-and-language-support-for-post-16s

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