Training

Training for Schools

Do you need to develop your universal and targeted offer for Speech Language and Communication Needs?

The local Speech and Language Therapy service is commissioned to provide specific assessment and intervention for children living within the Southend and Castlepoint and Rochford populations via a referral into the service.

However…

We do appreciate that this means that there is a gap when schools or settings may wish to seek general training in relation to speech, language and communication needs.

As a service we aim to provide one solution for schools to support their provision for speech, language and communication needs at every level to maximise the total amount of support available to you.

We are pleased to be able to offer a general training course ‘menu’ which schools and settings can purchase from to meet individual needs at a highly competitive pricing structure, providing value for money from qualified and highly experienced NHS Speech and Language Therapists.

Please see the training menu details on the webpage for details of courses offered and for booking information. All queries can be sent to via the training booking form which can be downloaded from this page.

 

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 SLT ‘Training Menu’ for Schools

 Starters

These workshops would be suitable for a twilight or staff meeting session of approx. 1-2hours

Attention and Listening in the classroom (Primary or Secondary)
Visual Support in the classroom
Concepts and Comprehension (Primary or Secondary)
Vocabulary Development(Primary or Secondary)
What about Grammar?
Narrative skills Development (Primary or Secondary)
Speech Sound Development and support in the classroom
Social Use of Language support in school (Primary or Secondary)
Speech sound development and links with literacy

Main Courses

Whole day training courses suitable for INSET /teacher training days

ELKLAN courses – please enquire as to the full list available
Speech sound development and links with literacy

Sides / Desserts

1-2 hours each, pick ‘n’ mix, it is possible to provide up to 3 per whole day.

How to Support …

  • Selective Mutism in the school environment
  • Stammering in the school environment
  • Dyspraxia in the school environment
  • Communication skills in association with Down Syndrome in the school environment
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the school environment
  • Hearing Impairment in the school environment
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication use in the school environment
  • Eating and Drinking Difficulties (in development – coming soon!)

Course descriptions

Attention and Listening in the Classroom
This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence in relation to the development of attention and listening skills for pupils and how this can impact on a child in the classroom environment. The course can be provided for either Primary or Secondary school audiences.

Visual Support in the Classroom
This course is appropriate to both Primary and Secondary school audiences. Providing visual support in the classroom can positively impact on a pupil’s engagement, behaviour, learning and social opportunities. This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence and lots of practical ideas for use in the classroom to support your pupils.

Concepts and Comprehension
This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence in relation to the development of comprehension skills for pupils, particularly concept knowledge and how this can impact on a child in the classroom environment. The course can be provided for either Primary or Secondary school audiences.

Vocabulary Development
This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence in relation to the development of receptive and expressive vocabulary skills for pupils and how this can impact on a child in the classroom environment. The course can be provided for either Primary or Secondary school audiences.

What about Grammar?
This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence in relation to the development of grammar skills for pupils and how this can impact on a child in the classroom environment. The course can be provided for Primary school audiences.

Narrative Development
Being able to provide a narrative is very important for pupils to demonstrate their learning. This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence in relation to the development of narrative skills for pupils and how this can impact on a child in the classroom environment. The course can be provided for either Primary or Secondary school audiences.

Speech sound Development and support in the classroom
This course is appropriate to both Primary and Secondary school audiences. Providing the correct support in the classroom for pupils with speech sound difficulties can positively impact on a pupil’s engagement, behaviour, learning and social opportunities. This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence and lots of practical ideas for use in the classroom to support your pupils.

Social use of Language support in school
Poor social use of language skills can make pupils increasingly vulnerable in their school environment and can often be misconstrued as poor behaviour. This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence in relation to the development pragmatic skills for pupils and how this can impact on a child in the classroom environment. The course can be provided for either Primary or Secondary school audiences.

Speech sound development and links with literacy
This course is appropriate to both Primary school audiences. Providing the correct support in the classroom for pupils with speech sound difficulties can positively impact on a pupil’s engagement, behaviour, learning and social opportunities. This course provides a background in relation to the theory and evidence and how this links with literacy development. Lots of practical ideas for use in the classroom to support your pupils are provided.

Specialist courses
We can offer specific courses which cover the theory and evidence base in relation to speech, language and communication development related to specific presentations and diagnoses. All the courses have practical advice and interactive teaching to help embed the information provided. The specialist courses can cover hearing impairment. Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication systems, Stammering, Selective Mutism and Dyspraxia.