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Reluctant Talkers in Schools
Wednesday 6th March 2019, 9:30am - 1:00pm

Who it is for:

SENCOs, class teachers, teaching assistants, family support facilitators, subject teachers, behaviour and learning mentors, pastoral staff who may be supporting children who are reluctant talkers or who present as selectively mute.

Areas Covered:

  • The needs of children who are reluctant talkers in the classroom
  • How reluctant talkers can be supported in developing their confidence in communicating
  • Strategies and guidance in planning an intervention for these children

Course Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • be able to develop their understanding of the needs of reluctant talkers
  • understand the relationship between anxiety and their reluctance to talk
  • leave with a variety of approaches to support children in developing their confidence in communicating
  • be able to plan a small stepped intervention to support confidence in communicating
  • know how to access additional support and advice for reluctant talkers

Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2131
Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Cost: £75 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£95 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Trainers: Louise Sanders
Location: Collegiate House or School/Setting
College Street, Leicester, LE2 0JX
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