This course is suitable for interventions for children across key stages 1-4

You might be a Teacher, Teaching Assistant, SENCo or other wonderful member of the school team. Are you worried about a child in your class? This might be you:

  • I have a child in my class who is a low achiever

  • Reading comprehension tasks are almost impossible for this child.

  • They struggle with processing and can't follow instructions well.

  • They can't seem to retain the things you've taught them.

  • The pupil is struggling academically.

  • I've made you a course

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

  • You can re-visit the course time and time again

  • You can play the videos in the course during staff training

  • You can even show the demonstration videos to the children you are working with and then copy the games

  • The games can be altered to suit the age and interests of the child you are working with

  • I've included ways you can step-up to make the game more challenging too

What will you get?

This course consists of 6 modules: 

One introduction module with information and theory on memory and processing difficulties for children.

Then 4 modules with video demonstrations of my top activities to use in your interventions. 

Finally, an instructional video on strategies for pupils and adults to use to help your children.

The total video time for this course is 26 minutes.

What are the benefits?

  • You will feel confident to work with the children in your class who have difficulty learning new words and recalling words that they already know.

  • You will be able to use the activities in the future with other children.

  • You will see progress in the children you work with.

  • You will be an even more skilled and knowledgeable practitioner than you already are

  • You will be confident to share or cascade this training to your colleagues

How does it work?

Once you register, you will be directed to the course where you can work through the modules at your own pace. 

As the course is online, you can re-visit the modules at any time. 

You can even play some of the videos during staff training sessions.

Are there any bonus materials?

Absolutely! I’ve included three resources for you to download and print off. 

These include examples of sentences you can use for some of the games demonstrated in the videos.

There is also a document for you to share with your colleagues of strategies to support children with auditory memory difficulties.

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 trained in the UK and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have an Undergraduate Degree in Linguistics and Masters Degree in Speech and Language. The equivalent title in the USA is Speech and Language Pathologist.

  • Are there any handouts of the slides?

    No, you won't need them. You can make notes as you go along and can come back to the training when you need a top-up of information. There are some downloadable PDFs which you can save, print and keep.

Feedback from previous course users

by John K

Memory & Processing

by John K

"It was useful to learn strategies to use with children with poor auditory memory"
Sue C

So helpful

Sue C

"I am going to try some of the strategies and activities with two children in my class with poor attention and always ask me to go through things"
Jules W, SENCo

Great ideas!

Jules W, SENCo

"I can use some of the ideas to show LSAs what they can do with designated children"
  • 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.