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Communication and Interaction

Speech and Language Support for 0-3s (ELKLAN)
Thursday 4th November 2021, 9:30 – 12:30 Half day

Areas Covered: -

This is an enhanced level accredited course that develops practitioners’ knowledge of communication and language development and provides practical ideas to promote children’s communication and language skills. There is a particular focus on supporting children who have speech, language and communication skills (SLCN).

Content of sessions:

  • What is communication?
  • Adult-child interaction and non-verbal communication
  • Play for language
  • Listening, attention and understanding spoken language
  • The Word Journey – developing vocabulary
  • The Blank Language Scheme
  • The Language Journey – encouraging the development of spoken language and clear speech
  • Sharing books, using rhymes and exploring the link to early literacy
  • Working with parents and carers to support communication development
  • Linking it all together

Course Outcomes: -

Course participants will

  • understand the processes involved in communicating
  • recognise the key features of good adult-child interaction
  • gain an awareness of different speech, language and communication needs
  • acquire and practise strategies to promote children’s language and communication development
  • complete weekly tasks relating to language strategies and compile a portfolio of evidence the demonstrates their learning.

Who is it for? –

Early Years teachers and teaching assistants

Days Running for: - 10 x 3 hours

(+ optional portfolio support session)

Days Running for: -

10 x 3 hours

(+ optional portfolio support sessions)

Dates: -

Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th November 2021

2nd, 9th December 2021

6th, 13th, 20th January 2022

3rd, 10th February 2022

24th February 2022– portfolio support (optional)


Duration: - 09:30 - 12:30

Half days

Fee: -

£430 - includes accreditation fee, personal copy of the course text (Language Builders for 0-3s) and website access 

Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR3025
Date: Thursday 4th November 2021
Time: 9:30 – 12:30 Half day
Cost: £430 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£430 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Trainers: EYST

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