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Schools as Commissioners: Severe or Complex Needs: Courses for Parents and Carers

Let's Talk with Special Children

Parents of children with complex needs often feel isolated and confused about the best way to encourage their child's communication. At Elklan we know that these special children are all unique and need specific support to enable them to fulfil their potential. There are however some invaluable strategies and principles which can be used to develop their communication skills and so improve their quality of life.

Training parents together also enables support networks to evolve which can outlast the period of training to the benefit of all.

Commissioning your SaLT service or Elklan directly to provide this course will enable therapy programmes to be more effective as the strategies taught will be used at school and at home as therapists, parents and teachers work together.

Let's Talk with Special Children is a course for parents and carers of children who are not yet using words and sentences to communicate.

Elklan courses are externally quality assured and accredited by an OfQual regulated national Awarding Organisation. Participants can achieve 3 credits at level 1. Learners do not have to complete the accreditation, it is their own choice.

The course covers the following topics:

  • What is communication?
  • Play and thinking
  • Interacting with children
  • Using objects, pictures, signs and symbols
  • Communication

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