Courses for SaLTs and Specialist Teachers: Elklan Total Training Package for 5-11s
What do participants receive?
When you attend this Elklan Total Training Package (TTP) course you will be given everything you need to teach the course except for the DVD clips (for reasons of consent).
The TTP course will cover all the content of the training programme, and you will receive information on:
- How to run an accredited programme
- Being a tutor on an OCN London accredited programme
- How to assess learners work
- How Elklan works
Find out more about levels, credits and how qualifications compare in UK and Ireland here.
No more training required to teach the other programmes!
Once you are an Elklan tutor you can deliver the full range of courses for learners. You don't need to attend another Total Training Package course. As an Elklan tutor you can purchase the additional teaching notes and materials at relatively low cost. This means that you will be offer all the Elklan courses within your locality.
What do trainees say?
What do learners say?
As an Elklan tutor, you enter into a large network of others who are all seeking to fulfil the same aims as you in meeting the needs of children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). You will receive on-going support and advice from Liz and Henrietta and you will be invited to attend annual meetings held in Salford, London and Northern Ireland which are offered free of charge.
Training with others
Elklan supports collaborative practice and is keen to promote SaLTs and specialist teachers training together. However we are aware that this is not always possible so many SaLTs train on their own and we are currently enabling specialist teachers who meet certain criteria to train in isolation. The following downloads will give more information on the requirements and procedure.
What is the content of the training programme?
Download the Speech and Language Support for 5-11s flyer for details of the content of the training programme.
- What is communication?
- Identify the processes involved in communication
- Appreciate the wide range of communication problems
- Adult child interaction and non-verbal communication
- Understand the effect of adult-child interaction on the development of communication
- Appreciate the importance of nonverbal communication behaviours
- Developing play, listening and attention skills
- Understand the link between play and language development
- Develop strategies to promote listening and attention
- Understanding first words and using visual strategies
- Know how children understand their first words
- Develop activities to facilitate the learning of basic concepts.
- Understand how using visual information helps children learn
- Understanding beyond simple sentences
- Use a language scheme model which supports verbal reasoning skills, including why and how questions, inferences, sequencing, predicting
- Practice modifying the adults' speech accordingly
- Modifying adults' speech to help a child understand language
- Use Information Carrying Words (ICW's) to develop understanding
- Encouraging expressive language development
- Promoting effective communication and social skills
- Identify skills required for successful social communication and share ideas as to how to promote these
- Supporting children with unclear speech
- Appreciate the development of speech sounds
- Know strategies to support children with unclear speech
- Understand the link between speech, reading and writing
- Appreciate the importance of phonological awareness in the pre-school setting
- Management of stammering and application of all strategies learnt
- Have some knowledge of how to support children who stammer.
- Present evidence of applying knowledge during everyday activities.