For Educational staff
If you work with children who have speech, language and communication needs and would like to know more about how to best support them in your setting we provide a wide range of training tailored to your requirements. This can be for a whole day, a morning or afternoon (for example for In-Service (INSET) training) or twilight sessions.
We have a number of courses planned across Norfolk for educational staff (please click on the course title for dates and further details).
PECS - the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. You will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role play opportunities. You will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities and/or limited communication skills. This workshop is the basic accredited training in PECS and recommended for parents as well as professionals.
Expressive Language Difficulties - this course will allow you to understand the skills involved in speaking and to recognise different types of expressive language difficulties. It will also provide you with some key strategies and activities to support school age children with these difficulties including how to use word and mind maps.
Speech Sound Difficulties - this course will enable you to recognise when children are struggling to develop speech sounds and learn some key strategies to support them.
Difficulties Understanding Language - this course will help you to recognise when children are struggling to understand spoken language and learn some key strategies and activities to support them in the classroom.
Language in the Little Years - Speech Sounds - This training will be beneficial for Early Years Practitioners who would like to development their knowledge and skills in supporting children within their setting with speech sound difficulties.
Language in the Little Years - Your Interactions - Gain a basic knowledge of language development, reflect on your own interaction style and discover how to be an effective talking partner.
Language in the Little Years - Your Setting - Learn what makes a communication friendly environment, discover how to use visual support effectively and explore practical ways to use your setting to enhance language development.
SENCO Survival Course - This course provides knowledge and tools to audit, identify and support SLCN within your schools plus key strategy ideas to support pupils at a universal level across the curriculum.
Talk Boost KS1 - a targeted and evidence-based intervention programme, which supports language delayed children in Reception and Key Stage One (KS1) to make progress with their language and communication skills.
Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme - This one day training course is suitable for speech and language therapists who want to update their knowledge of developmental verbal dyspraxia and to learn about the latest edition of the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme.
You can download an application form for all our courses here.
If your child has speech, language and communication needs and you would like to know more about how best to support them at home we provide a wide range of training and can tailor it to your requirements. This could be on an individual basis or for small groups of parents and families.
Please contact us at ECCH.SALTtraining@nhs.net and we will be happy to advise you on suitable training packages.