Would you like some training on Speech, Language and Communication Needs?

This course is suitable for training staff in all education settings including preschools, primary schools and secondary schools.

  • Do you have children in your class or setting who have difficulties like these?

  • Poor attention skills

  • Relies on routines and copying others

  • Difficulties following instructions

  • Lack of awareness of what is going on around them

  • Know and use fewer words

  • Talks (and writes) in shorter sentences

  • Frustration and challenging behaviour

  • Immature social skills

  • 'Struggling Academically’

I've made you a course

  • It's online so you can do it any time.

  • There are video presentations and printable handouts.

  • You can re-visit the course at a later stage, multiple times to refresh your skills.

  • You can share the course with your team during staff training.

  • You can follow this course at your pace and add these skills to your CV.

After completing this course:

  • You will have a better understanding of SLCN and its presentations.

  • You will feel confident to work with the children in your setting who have speech & language difficulties.

  • You will be able to use the strategies from this course with your current pupils and in the future with other children.

  • You will be able to help the children you work with to make progress.

What will you get?

In module 1 we will look at the definition of SLCN, prevalence and patterns, pupil profiles and case studies, barriers to their learning, the wider impacts of SLCN, and what does a Speech and Language Therapist do?


Module 2 covers discussion and definitions of the 7 different areas of SLCN.


Throughout module 3, I'll show you specific strategies to support the children you work with, for each of the 7 areas of SLCN.


Module 4 features a recap of information, onward planning for you to take what you've learnt into your daily work with the children, further reading and sources or support to extend your CPD even further.

Are there any BONUS materials?

Oh yes!

You'll get an extra 9 downloadable PDFs: 

  • 7 with strategies for each area of SLCN, 
  • 1 with references and links for further information, 
  • 1 with a list of charities and organisations for you to keep in your resources bank.

 

ALSO INCLUDED

  • SLCN Checklist- an easy-to-use tick sheet resource to help you identify the areas of need for a particular child and for ongoing monitoring of their skills. Click here for more information. Saving you £24!


  • SLCN E-book- A 15 page e-book for education staff to build their knowledge and skills in working with children who have Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Click here for more information. Saving you £10!

FAQ

  • Do I have to do the training course all in one go?

    Nope. You can stop and start as much as you like. You can even re-visit the course in a couple of months' time.

  • Can I play the videos during staff meetings?

    Absolutely! If the information in this course helps you to help the children you work with then go ahead! You can play one or two videos or the whole lot, depending on how long you have.

  • Are you really a Speech and Language Therapist

    Yes. I'm actually a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over a decade of experience working with children in schools. I trained in the UK and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have an Undergraduate Degree in Linguistics and a Masters Degree in Health and Human Sciences (qualifying in Speech and Language). The equivalent title in the USA is Speech and Language Pathologist.

Feedback from previous course users

 Pauline, LSA Primary school

Really useful strategies

Pauline, LSA Primary school

Learning new strategies and breaking each speech and language issue into categories.
Helen, Teacher KS1

Clear and practical advice

Helen, Teacher KS1

Clear and lots of practical advice on how to incorporate ideas into the classroom.
Kirsty, Teacher Primary School.

Quality teaching

Kirsty, Teacher Primary School.

[I will] reflect on planning and teaching strategies for specific children and discuss with LSA 1:1 support.
Sue, LSA year 1

Attention and Listening

Sue, LSA year 1

I will use some of the strategies for the attention and listening skills with my 1-2-1 child.
Sarah, Teacher and Deputy Head.

Strategies for attention & memory

Sarah, Teacher and Deputy Head.

Learning strategies to use with children with poor auditory memory. I am going to try some of the strategies learnt with two children in my class with poor attention and always ask me to go through things.

Instructor(s)

  • Beth Morrant

    Speech & Language Therapist

    Beth Morrant

    Hi, I'm Beth. My mission is to train and support education staff who work with children with speech, language and communication needs in schools. I'm a fun and creative Speech and Language Therapist with lots of ideas to help children develop their communication skills. I have years and years of experience and working with children and young adults in a range of settings including schools, preschools and clinics. I’ve worked with lots of wonderful practitioners and staff in schools and preschools throughout my career, and I've provided a lot of information, advice, training and support for a variety of Speech and Language topics. As well as training education staff, I also deliver seminars as a guest lecturer to Speech and Language Therapy Students at the University of Essex. These cover a range of topics, including service provision, speech sounds, stammering, vocabulary and word finding, assessment and intervention. I work as an Independent Specialist Speech and Language Therapist through my own local service where I see children in schools in Mid Essex and in my clinic. I have a master’s degree in Health and Human Sciences, qualifying as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2009. My undergraduate degree is in Linguistics and Spanish. I’m registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the Health and Care Professionals Council and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice. I'm a mum of 2 and my children have helped me make some of these demonstration videos. As you will see, they each have their own personalities and characteristics. As a result of my training sessions, dozens of Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Preschool Practitioners have felt empowered to help their students with their speech and language targets. With The Speech and Language Garden, I hope to give you some valuable ideas and resources to help educate you and support the children you work with. I want to empower Teachers, Assistants and SENCos to deliver effective and fun interventions by providing information, advice, training and demonstrations.