Wednesday, February 27, 2013
There is a scheme called the National Scholarship Fund where Teachers and special educational needs (SEN) support staff will be able to bid for funds from the scheme worth up to £2 million to deepen their subject knowledge and develop their skills. In previous years funding has been secured for Elklan training. ..
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
This invaluable and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening skills of all children aged between 2 and 6 years. It has been widely used across thousands of settings and enables professionals and parents to understand the communication difficulties children experience. It gives relevant advice and is full of lots of ideas to support children with a wide range of speech and language difficulties
Amongst the topics covered are:
- Developing play for language
- Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
- The development of attention levels
- Helping children develop their understanding of language and verbal reasoning
- Developing social skills through play
- Helping pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorder
- Helping children develop phonological awareness
- Helping children with unclear speech
'It's brilliant, just what I've been looking for.'
'I wished I'd seen it before.'
'I showed the rest of the staff and they want to read it.'
'It's full of great information ideas and practical ideas.'
'It pulls together what we're learning and makes me want to know even more.'
Priced at just £22.00, it's available from the website click here..
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The National Deaf Children’s Society warned this week that cuts to support services for Britain’s 45,000 deaf children are having a devastating impact on their achievements in GCSE exams. ..
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The first stage of the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP)* is coming to a close at the end of March 2013, and we are now making enhanced level training available to areas which are already working well with early support for communication and language. ..
Friday, January 25, 2013
Elklan warmly welcomes the publication of the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP), the most significant investment to date in research into the needs of and services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and their families. ..
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013Language Builders for Pupils with SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties) ..
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Communication Trust has, this week, published its evaluation of 2011’s Hello campaign, the national year of communication, revealing a major boost in public awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication. The organisation also launched its new five-year strategy which focuses on empowering the children’s workforce to achieve two major goals: to ensure all children are supported in developing good speech, language and communication skills and that those who struggle are identified early and supported to communicate to the best of their ability.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
I met with a speech and language therapy student last night who I hadn't seen for a while. She is a second year student who has just completed a placement with a schools-based team. She had visited many schools with two different therapists and was discussing how one of the schools had stood head and shoulders above the others. It had as many children with problems, as many pupils overall, the staff were of a similar range of ages and experience but the overall impression was that the school were superior in dealing with children with speech, language and communication difficulties. ..