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Reluctant Talkers In Schools
Wednesday 4th March 2020, alternative dates by negotiation with Louise.Sanders@leicester.gov.uk

Who Is It For:

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 inthe Classroom.
  • How reluctant talkers can be supported indeveloping their confidence incommunicating.
  • Strategies and guidance in planning an intervention for these children.


 Course Outcomes:

  • 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

Dates: 4 March 2020 or by negotiation.


Duration: Half day

Fee: £75 per delegate

 Location: Collegiate House or school/setting


Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2430
Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Time: alternative dates by negotiation with Louise.Sanders@leicester.gov.uk
Cost: £75 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£75 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Location: Collegiate House, School / Setting

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