Suitable for all SENDCOs, teaching and teaching support staff working with verbal children of any age who have social communication difficulties. PLEASE NOTE: It is a prerequisite for learners to have previously attended either the ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 3-5’s or 5-11’s core course as knowledge of speech and language difficulties are assumed and vital strategies to develop language and communication are not covered.
Session 1: 4th June 2018 8.30am - 4.30pm
Session 2: 11th June 2018 8.30am - 4.30pm
(plus a 5 week time period for portfolio completion).
All sessions at Fossebrook Primary School.
This is an externally accredited course for those working with verbal children who have a diagnosis of ASD. Delegates will be required to submit a portfolio following their attendance at this training in order to receive the accredited qualification. This NEW UPDATED specialist course will provide learners with theoretical knowledge and an abundance of practical skills and ideas to support children and young people with autism and/or social communication needs.
This training programme reflects the changes in diagnostic criteria and includes a whole session on managing pupils with sensory conditions in the classroom.
It provides a great overview into good communication practice with those with ASD and has plenty of ‘hands on’ activities which help to apply the learning and makes the course very interactive. It's a great 'one stop shop' from which further training programmes in specific techniques and programmes can be explored further.
Covered in the course:
• What is Communication and where does ASD fit?
• Sensory Integration and ASD
• The importance of structure
• Developing interaction
• Behaviour is Communication.
The outcomes that participants can expect from the course:
• A firm knowledge and understanding of ASD
• A range of strategies and tools that can be implemented in everyday working practice in a classroom environment
• A Level 2 or Level 3 six credit Award in Supporting Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (both levels are now on the QCF).
Ten working days notice prior to the session date are required for cancelling a place otherwise your school will be charged at the full rate.