the speech & language trainers

Information for Commissioners of SaLT services: How We Work

1. Working with local SaLT and teaching advisory services

Elklan works by training local speech and language therapists (SaLT) and specialist teachers to work collaboratively together to train the wider workforce in their locality. Where collaborative working is unavailable the SaLT trains the courses on her own.

Using local tutors ensures that the training supports the work of the local SaLT service and ensures continuity between what is taught and service delivery. It encourages the development of local networks and builds the relationship between the SaLT department, schools and the specialist advisory services.

Elklan run courses in England and Ireland to train SaLT's and advisory teachers as tutors and co-tutors, these are called Total Training Packages (TTP)

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Elklan is also available to come and train the SaLT's on the relevant TTP in your service to enable the whole department to roll out and support Elklan training. Read more >>

Some local SaLT and teaching advisory services advertise courses on our website.

2. Accessing training where the local SaLT service does not provide Elklan training

In some areas Elklan is not taught and to help meet the demands of the local workforce Elklan has trained tutors to work in an independent role. The Elklan tutor can train staff on the full range of Elklan externally accredited training courses as well as providing inset days and twilight sessions.
We ask independent Elklan tutors to liaise with local services to ensure that professional working relationships are maintained at all times.

Elklan has been hugely successful in setting up and supporting this cascade model of training, we have to date reached over 20,000 learners through our extensive tutor network.


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