“Loving Language”

On the 20th September 2018, 9 learners joined our therapists, Hannah and Gemma, at Notley Green Primary School in Braintree for the launch of our *NEW* “Loving Language” training programme!

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Designed to assist support staff in identifying and providing intervention for a range of speech, language and communication needs, this full day practical course aimed to meet the following learning outcomes;

*Identify and understand the complex skills that work together to facilitate the development of robust communication skills 

*Understand how SLCN can manifest across year groups by studying and discussing “real” children Identify core strategies that work across all aspects of SLCN 

*Plan specific intervention activities for three studied children with SLCN so that you have practical ideas to draw upon.

The day was full of discussion and laughter, with lots of shared ideas across the group. Everyone took something new away from the session (including the therapists) about the different ways to provide support both in the classroom and on a one to one basis. There was also an opportunity to identify and write targets for EHCP plans and/or IEPs.

Here is what some of our learners said about the day:

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“This gave me a better understanding of the problems some of our Reception children are facing – It’s not just speech”

“Interesting, educational, fun and appropriate”

“It was excellent!”

Having a “context around the strategies / intervention. Relating principle to specific children we teach” was the most valuable part of the course.

ALL learners gave a 5/5 score for the Course Leaders level of knowledge, communication and responsiveness throughout the session, which we are extremely proud of!

We would love to see even more people enjoying and taking part in this fun, practical day which is also open to parents who want to find out more about speech and language. Our next two sessions are due to take place in Norwich on the 20th November and in Ipswich on Monday 3rd December.

Bookings are now taking place, with a few places remaining, so if you are new to supporting speech, language and communication or just want some fresh ideas, why not come and join us. It’s easily accessible at a very modest £80 for a full days training!

Not working in a Primary School? Then look out for our “Loving Language”, Pre-school and Secondary Editions that are being launched in the New Year.

The Team @ Communicate! 🙂

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