How to make sure I can provide good advice and information about speech, language and communication.
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The resources here will help you reach the outcome: "I know where I can find out more to develop my own knowledge of young adults' speech, language and communication."
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Speech, Language and Communication Framework
This professional development tool outlines the key skills for staff working with children and young people to support and develop speech, language and communication skills. It consists of 2 elements, a self-assessment tool and Universal level learning modules. The self-assessment tool enables practitioners to map their confidence, knowledge and skills in supporting speech, language and communication and identify areas for development. The learning modules provide opportunity for practitioners to develop their knowledge in supporting speech, language and communication. A group function is also available to enable audit of a cohort of practitioners to inform training plans.
Elklan courses are delivered by licensed tutors across the UK. The evidence-informed courses are aimed at practitioners to support their knowledge about how to support young adult's speech, language and communication. Elklan have also developed a range of courses for parents.
Speech and Language UK Online Short Course: An introduction to speech, language and communication
This online short course is free and a great place to start learning about children and young people’s speech, language and communication development. It looks at how you can support the development of these skills on a day-to-day basis in your setting, and how to spot children and young people who might be struggling to develop these important skills.
The course is tailored for the needs of practitioners working across all the different education phases. You have the option to access four different pathways – early years, primary, secondary or further education so you can choose which pathway is most relevant to your area of work.