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Elklan Speech and Language Support for 3-5 year olds (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation Tutor Unavailable 
Event/course Code EYC 19/007
Event/course type Accredited / Course
Number of sessions This event has 3 sessions. Click here to view session information.  
Event/course summary Elklan's evidence based Speech and Language Support for 3-5sis our highly successful externally accredited training course which equips staff to develop these key communication skills in children proved to ensure later success in school. This is the only accredited training in speech, language and communication that is aimed specifically at those working with 3-5s.
Aims This course will:

- Build your confidence and skills to support the communication and language development of ALL children aged 3-5 years but especially those with SLCN

- Give you practical advice and strategies to support parents and families with whom you work.

- Provide settings with a highly skilled workforce to help narrow the gap and improve the life chances of young children.

- Give you an externally verified and accredited level 2 or 3 award. 
Learning outcomes - skills and knowledge By the end of the course participants will:

- Be able to identify those whose communication skills are delayed or disordered

- Develop a range of strategies to support all children but especially those with SLCN

- Be able to support families to support communication development

- Be able to assess and adapt their nursery or home environment to be communication friendly
Intended impact on practice Participants will be able to identify those children who need early support with developing communication skills as this can make a significant difference to the children in their care. The range of strategies learnt and practiced will ensure that there is a real carry over from theory to practical.
Additional event/course information **Important Information**
This is an accredited course. The cost of £330 INCLUDES £162 for materials, book and external accreditation.

Please note there is a homework component to this course and learners will complete an e-portfolio reporting on the use of strategies and activities that have been learnt in the classroom. There is about 1 hour a week - total 10 - 15 hours outside the classroom. It is expected that all participants complete a portfolio to receive a certificate. All sessions MUST be attended to complete the course.

The start time of 9:15 allows 15 minutes for registration and arrival.
Who is this event for? All early years staff and SENCo's working with 0-3 year olds.
All staff in nurseries, children's centres, SENCo's, early years settings, PVI's and Childminders.

Extremely useful for SENCos 
Lead Trainer
Trainers Jo Hardman
Information about trainer(s) Joanna Hardman is the Clinical Team Leader for Speech and Language Therapy in Wandsworth. She has run over 25 Elklan courses and specialises in the Early Years. With her wide range of clinical experience she brings this course alive with examples from her own practice 
Subject Areas Child Development / Early Years & Foundation Stage / SEN (Special Educational Needs)
Key Stages
Foundation No KS1 Yes KS2 Yes KS3 Yes KS4 Yes KS5 Yes 14-19/24 Yes 
Event/course administrator Samreen Zamir (
Event/course organiser Alison Strickland
Event/course costs
Richmond and Wandsworth statutory organisation and Wandsworth school£330.00
Wandsworth voluntary or community organisation and Richmond voluntary or community organisation (adult services)£330.00
Wandsworth private, independent or academy school / organisation and Richmond private organisation (adult services)£330.00
Out of Wandsworth borough school or organisation (children's services) / out of Richmond and Wandsworth organisation (adult services)£400.00
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 12 February 201909:15 - 16:00Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap
Session 2Wednesday 6 March 201909:15 - 16:00Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap
Session 3Tuesday 26 March 201909:15 - 16:00Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap